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489 vs. Cyprus
491 vs. Northern Ireland

Sunday, 11 May 1975
European Championship 1976 Group One Qualification Match

Cyprus 0 England 1 [0-1]

Tsirion Athletic Centre, Ayia Phyla, Lemesos
Attendance: 15,708 to 21,000;
Kick-off: 4.45pm BST

England - Kevin Keegan (6) Match Summary
Cyprus Squad
England Squad
Results 1970-1975

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Match Summary

Officials from Bulgaria




Referee (-) - Tzwetan Petrov Stanev
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Linesmen - tbc

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Cyprus Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 117th
Colours: Blue collared jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager: Panicos Iacovou
Cyprus Lineup
  Constantinou (II), Andreas     G     GA
2 Kovis, Christakis     RB      
3 Kizas, Dimitris     LB      
4 Sylianou, Stavros     RHB      
5 Pantziaras, Nikos     CHB      
6 Michael, Stephanis     LHB      
7 Constantinou, Tassos     OR      
8 Miamiliotis, Andreas, off 78th min.     IR      
9 Savva, Gregory     CF      
10 Charalambous, Nikos     IL      
11 Panayiotou, Demetrakis, off 57th min.     OL      
Cyprus Substitutes
13 Antoniou, George, on 57th min. for Panayiotou            
15 Papettas, Takis, on 78th min. for Miamiliotis            

unused substitutes:

12-Stephanos Lysandrou, 14-Dimitrios Economou, 16-Michalis Akliviades.
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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home uniform - White collared lightweight 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: Alan Ball, third captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 47 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
5th match, W 4 - D 1 - L 0 - F 11 - A 0.
England Lineup
  Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 2 0
3 Beattie, Kevin, off 41st min.     LB      
4 Bell, Colin 29 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 44 8
5 Watson, David V. 28 5 October 1946 CHB Sunderland AFC 11 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 13 0
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Channon, Michael     IR      
9 Macdonald, Malcolm I. 25 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 10 6
10 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 63rd min. 24 14 February 1951 IL Liverpool FC 12 3
11 Thomas, David, off 73rd min. 24 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 4 0
England Substitutes
14 Hughes, Emlyn, on 41st min. for Beattie            
12 Tueart, Dennis, on 73rd min. for Beattie 25 27 November 1949 OL Manchester City FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

13-Peter Shilton, 15-Gerry Francis, 16-David Johnson.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England had to be content with a sixth minute winning goal from a Kevin Keegan header in this European championship return match. A bumpy pitch led to many of the England passes missing their target in a scrappy match during which goalkeeper Ray Clemence was hardly tested. Kevin Beattie, winning his second cap, limped off with a groin injury just before half-time and Dennis Tueart came on as a seventy-third minute substitute for Dave Thomas. It was the first match played at the new Tsirion Stadium in Limassol, and while the stands were impressive the pitch needed a lot of ground work! 'Probably the worst pitch any England team has had to play on,' was the terse comment from Don Revie.

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