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Wednesday, 20 November 1974
European Championship 1976 Group One Qualification Match

England 0 Portugal 0 [0-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 84,461/85,700;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

  Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad
Portugal - Artur (65), Firmino Sardinha (65)
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland




Referee (-) - Anton Bucheli
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Linesmen - Ernst Doerflinger and Peter Scherz

Teams presented to The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson, O.B.E., F.R.S., M.P.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, blue shorts with red/white side stripes, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, ninth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
2nd match, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 3 - A 0.
England Lineup
  Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Madeley, Paul     RB      
3 Cooper, Terence, off 20th min.     LB      
4 Brooking, Trevor D. 26 2 October 1948 M West Ham United FC 7 0
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 8 0
6 Hughes, Emlyn     LHB      
7 Bell, Colin 28 26 February 1946 OR Manchester City FC 41 7
8 Channon, Michael     IR      
9 Francis, Gerald     CF      
10 Clarke, Allan, off 70th min.     IL      
11 Thomas, David 24 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 0
England Substitutes
16 Todd, Colin, on 20th min. Cooper 25 12 December 1948 LB Derby County FC 10 0
14 Worthington, Frank S., on 70th min. for Clarke 25 23 November 1948 CF Leicester City FC 8 2

unused substitutes:

12-Kevin Keegan, 13-Peter Shilton, 15-Alan Ball.
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Portugal Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 14th to 13th
Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, green socks.
Capt:   Manager: Jose Maria Pedroto
Portugal Lineup
  Damas     G     GA
2 Artur     RB      
3 Coelho, Humberto     LB      
4 Alhinho     RHB      
5 Sardinha, Firmino     CHB      
6 Teixeira, Adelino     LHB      
7 Alves     OR      
8 Martins, Vitor     IR      
9 Nene, off 76th min.     CF      
10 Machado, Octavio     IL      
11 Faria, Chico, off 76th min.     OL      
Portugal Substitutes
15 Toni, on 76th min. for Nene            
16 Romeu, on 76th min. for Faria            

unused substitutes:

12-Tibi, 13-Barros, 14-Vitor Pereira.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The 'Land of Hope and Glory' anthem gave way to boos and jeers as England struggled to make any impact against a disciplined and resolute Portuguese defence. Terry Cooper, recalled by his old Leeds United club boss after three years in the international wilderness, broke down with a nagging injury and Colin Todd played exceptionally well as a make-shift left-back. There was a lack of understanding between the midfield and the front line, with a procession of passes going astray on the rain-sodden surface. Don Revie was already finding the England hot seat uncomfortable as he tried to get accustomed to not having day-to-day involvement with his players.

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