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Wednesday, 1 December 1971
European Championship 1972 Group Three Qualification Match

Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]


Match Summary
Greece Squad
England Squad

Karaiskakis Stadio, Piraeus, Athens
Attendance: 34,014 to 45,000;
Kick-off: 2.45pm local, GMT

England - Geoff Hurst (59), Martin Chivers (90)
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain




Referee (-) - Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil
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Linesmen - tbc

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Greece Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 51st to 53rd
Colours: Blue round necked jerseys with white collar, trimmed with blue, white shorts, blue socks with white tops. Wore blue shorts in the second half.
Capt:   Manager: William Bingham
Greece Lineup
  Christidis, Nikolas     G     GA
2 Palas, Thodoros     RB      
3 Angelis, Thansis     LB      
4 Toskas, Apostolos     RHB      
5 Kapsis, Anthimos     CHB      
6 Eleftherakis, Kostas     LHB      
7 Koudas, Giorgos, off 59th min.     OR      
8 Nikolaidis, Kostas, off 71st min.     IR      
9 Antoniadis, Antonis     CF      
10 Domazos, Mimis     IL      
11 Papaioannou, Mimis     OL      
Greece Substitutes
15 Kritikopoulos, Michalis, on 59th min. for Koudas            
16 Davourlis, Kostas, on 71st min. for Nikolaidis            

unused substitutes:

12-Angelos Spiridon, 13-Takis Ikonomopolous, 14-Dimitris Dimitriou.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1966 Umbro away uniform - Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 74th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 51 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
93rd match, W 60 - D 21 - L 12 - F 194 - A 83.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Madeley, Paul     RB      
3 Hughes, Emlyn     LB      
4 Bell, Colin 25 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 15 2
5 McFarland, Roy L. 23 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 7 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 30 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 92 2
7 Lee, Francis H. 27 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 26 9
8 Ball, Alan     IR      
9 Chivers, Martin     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 28 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 51 18

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Bonetti, 13-Cyril Knowles, 14-Norman Hunter, 15-Peter Storey, 16-Rodney Marsh.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A cannonball shot from Geoff Hurst midway through the first-half put England in charge of a match dominated by the attacking midfield trio of Alan Ball, Colin Bell and Martin Peters. Martin Chivers wrapped up the victory with a last-minute goal to clinch England's place in the quarter-finals of the European championship. Francis Lee twice hit the post, and the final scoreline flattered a Greek team now under the management of 1958 Northern Ireland World Cup hero Billy Bingham. Waiting for England in the quarter-finals were Franz Beckenbauer's West German side, and a re-match at Wembley.

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