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450 vs. Malta
452 vs. Malta

Wednesday, 21 April 1971
European Championship 1972 Group Three Qualification Match

England 3 Greece 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Greece Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 53,859 to 56,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Martin Chivers (23), Geoff Hurst (68), Franny Lee (87).
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Finland




Referee (-) - Martti Hirviniemi
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Linesmen - tbc

Teams presented to The Rt Hon. The Earl of Harewood LL.D  (F.A. President).

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 68th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 51 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
86th match, W 55 - D 19 - L 12 - F 179 - A 79.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Storey, Peter E. 25 7 September 1945 RB Arsenal FC 1 0
3 Hughes, Emlyn     LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 29 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 34 1
5 McFarland, Roy L. 23 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 2 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 30 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 86 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 19 8
8 Ball, Alan, off 80th min.     IR      
9 Chivers, Martin     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 27 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 45 17
England Substitutes
17 Coates, Ralph, on 80th min. for Ball            

unused substitutes:

12-Ray Clemence, 14-Bob McNab, 15-Larry Lloyd, 16-John Hollins.
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Greece Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 46th
Colours: Blue round necked jerseys with white collar, trimmed with blue, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Mimis Papaioannou Manager: Lakis Petropoulos
Greece Lineup
  Christidis, Nikolas     G     GA
2 Spiridon, Angelos     RB      
3 Stathopoulos, Nikos, off 57th min.     LB      
4 Gaitatzis, Giannis     RHB      
5 Toskas, Apostolos     CHB      
6 Kambas, Dinos     LHB      
7 Koudas, Giorgos, off 72nd min.     OR      
8 Sinetopoulos, Dimitrios     IR      
9 Dedes, Giorgos     CF      
10 Papaioannou, Mimis     IL      
11 Kritikopoulos, Michalis     OL      
Greece Substitutes
14 Chaitas, Stathis, on 57th min. for Stathopoulos            
13 Aidiniou, Kostas, on 72nd min. for Koudas            

unused substitutes:

12-Giorgos Delikaris, 15-Apostolos Glezos, 16-Lefteris Poupakis.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Greece arrived for this European championship qualifying match without any of the their star players from Panathinaikos, who were being saved for a European Cup semi-final. A superbly struck goal by Martin Chivers was all that separated the teams at half-time, and it took late headed goals by Geoff Hurst and Francis Lee to clinch victory and silence the jeers of a frustrated crowd.  Peter 'Cold Eyes' Storey got his first England call up as reward for his consistent performances for an Arsenal team on the way to a League and FA Cup double. A hard-tackling midfield ball winner for the Gunners, he went back to his original position of right-back for his first taste of international football.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author