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456 vs. Switzerland
458 vs. Greece

Wednesday, 10 November 1971
URBSFA/KBVB Championnat d'Europe de Football Coupe Henri Delauney Group Three Qualification Match

England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 90,423; Ramsey surpasses three million supporters at the Stadium
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Mike Summerbee (9)
Switzerland - Karl Odermatt (26)
England - Mike Summerbee, Franny Lee
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Romania




Referee (-) - Constantin Barbulescu
x (-).

Linesmen - Otto Anderco and Vasile Dumitrescu

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., J.P., (F.I.F.A. President).

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 73rd captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 51 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
92nd match, W 59 - D 21 - L 12 - F 192 - A 83.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 22  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 3 2ᵍᵃ
2 Madeley, Paul 27   RB Leeds United AFC 3 0
3 Cooper, Terence 27  12 July 1944 LB Leeds United AFC 19 0
4 Storey, Peter E. 26 7 September 1945 RHB Arsenal FC 4 0
5 Lloyd, Laurence V. 23 6 October 1948 CHB Liverpool FC 2 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 30 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 91 2
7 Summerbee, Michael G., off 60th min. 28 15 December 1942 OR Manchester City FC 4 1
8 Ball, Alan J. 26 12 May 1945 IR Everton FC 52 7
9 Hurst, Geoffrey C. 29   CF West Ham United FC 47 23
10 Lee, Francis H., off 83rd min. 27 29 April 1944 IL Manchester City FC 25 9
11 Hughes, Emlyn 24   OR Liverpool FC 12 0
England Substitutes
17 Chivers, Martin H., on 60th min. for Summerbee 26   CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 6 6
878 16 Marsh, Rodney W., on 83rd min. for Lee 27 11 October 1944 M Queen's Park Rangers FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

12-Ray Clemence, 14-Chris Lawler, 15-Colin Todd.

substitute notes:

As Rodney Marsh becomes the first England player to make his debut as a substitute in a competitive match, fifth overall, Franny Lee is replaced by a substitute for a record seventh occasion.


England have gone a record nineteen matches unbeaten at the Empire Stadium.

team notes:

Manager Alf Ramsey debuted for England against Switzerland in December 1948 and also played in the May 1952 match.
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Switzerland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 39th to 37th
Colours: Made by Bukta - Red v-necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, red socks;
Capt: Karl Odermatt Manager: Louis Maurer, appointed mid-1970.
final match,
Switzerland Lineup
  Prosperi, Mario     G     GA
2 Ramseier, Peter     RB      
3 Stierli, Pirmin     LB      
4 Perroud, Georges     RHB      
5 Chapuisat, Pierre-Albert     CHB      
6 Kuhn, Jakob     LHB      
7 Balmer, Walter, off 69th min.     OR      
8 Odermatt, Karl     IR      
9 Kunzli, Friedrich     CF      
10 Blättler, Rolf     IL      
11 Jeandupeux, Daniel, off 69th min.     OL      
Switzerland Substitutes
14 Meier, Peter, on 69th min. for Balmer            

unused substitutes:

12-Anton Weibel, 13-Rene Hasler, 15-Rene Deck.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Mike Summerbee gave England the lead in the ninth minute, but then they struggled to contain a lively Swiss team that deserved their equaliser, hammered in from twenty-five yards by Odermatt in the twenty-sixth minute. It was a swinging shot that spun into the net off Shilton's hands. England's passing was often careless, and Sir Alf Ramsey responded to the crowd chants of 'Rod-ney, Rod-ney' by sending on Queen's Park Rangers cult hero Rodney Marsh for his England debut as substitute for Summerbee, the player he would soon join as a clubmate at Manchester City. Only a defeat by four or more goals in their final qualifying match in Greece would stop England reaching the quarter-finals of the European championship.

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