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484 vs. Bulgaria

486 vs. Czechoslovakia

Wednesday, 5 June 1974
Summer Tour of Eastern Europe

Yugoslavia 2 England 2 [1-1]


Match Summary
Yugoslavia Squad
England Squad

Stadion Crvena zvezda, Dedinje, Beograd
Attendance: 80,000 to 90,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Mick Channon (6), Kevin Keegan (75)
Yugoslavia - Petković, Oblak
Results 1970-1975

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).


Match Summary





Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

Yugoslavia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue v-necked jerseys with white adidas trim/collar/cuffs, white shorts with blue adidas trim, red socks with white adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Yugoslavia Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Yugoslavia Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup home uniform - White crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, seventh captaincy Temporary Manager: Joseph Mercer, 59 (9 August 1914), appointed temporary manager on 1 May 1974. Also General Manager at Coventry City FC.
7th and final match, W 3 - D 3 - L 1 - F 9 - A 7.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3 Lindsay, Alec 26 27 February 1948 LB Liverpool FC 4 0
4 Todd, Colin 25 12 December 1948 RHB Derby County FC 9 0
5 Watson, David V. 27 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 6 0
6       LHB      
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 23 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 8 2
8       IR      
9 Worthington, Frank S., off 65th min. 25 23 November 1948 CF Leicester City FC 6 2
10 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 IL Manchester City FC 39 5
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 25 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 5 0
England Substitutes
1 Macdonald, Malcolm I., on 65th min. 24 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 7 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Caretaker manager Joe Mercer's penultimate appearance as a player was against Yugoslavia on 18 May 1939 as part of the eastern european tour.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Joe Mercer's farewell match got off to a cracking start when Mike Channon forced the ball into the net in the sixth minute after the goalkeeper had failed to hold a Trevor Brooking shot following a Kevin Keegan corner-kick. The Yugoslavians fought back to equalise and then take the lead after misunderstandings in the England defence. Keegan, who had been arrested at Belgrade airport and beaten up by security guards two days earlier, had the satisfaction of heading the equaliser in the seventy-fifth minute to give a happy ending to the Joe Mercer interlude. They had arrested Keegan when completely over-reacting to him clowning around while collecting his baggage. More Pythonesque farce followed when Bernard Joy, one of the few journalists who witnessed the incident, raced to a telephone to give his newspaper, the London Evening Standard, the hot exclusive. When he finally got through to the newspaper switchboard, after the frustrating delays that were common in those pre-direct dialing days, the operator started with pleasantries:  'Nice to hear from you, Mr. Joy. What's the weather like out there?' Bernard, the last amateur to play for England, was in urgent deadline-beating mode. 'I've got no time for small talk,' he snapped. 'Put me through to the copytakers immediately. I've got an exclusive story here.'  'Uh, but Mr. Joy,' the operator said,  'It's Sunday. There's no paper today.'

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