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495 vs. Czechoslovakia (abandoned)
495 vs. Czechoslovakia

497 vs. Wales

Wednesday, 19 November 1975
European Championship 1976 Group One Qualification Match

Portugal 1 England 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
Portugal Squad
England Squad

Estádio José Alvalade, Qta do Lambert, Lisboa
Kick-off: 9.00pm, tbc GMT

Portugal - Rui Rodrigues (free-kick into the top-corner 16)
England - Mick Channon (42)
England - Kevin Beattie (40)
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Austria




Referee (-) - Erich Linemayr
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Linesmen - tbc

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Portugal Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th
Colours: Red crew necked jerseys, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Toni Manager: Jose Maria Pedroto
Portugal Lineup
  Damas     G     GA
2 Rebelo, Francisco, off 46th min.     RB      
3 Rodrigues, Rui, off 50th min.     LB      
4 Freitas, Fernando     RHB      
5 Artur     CHB      
6 Machado, Octavio     LHB      
7 Alves     OR      
8 Toni     IR      
9 Nene     CF      
10 Baptista, Vitor     IL      
11 Minhos, Mario     OL      
Portugal Substitutes
14 Pereira, Lima, on 46th min. for Rebelo            
13 Carolino, Alvaro, on 50th min. for Rodrigues            

unused substitutes:

12-Botelho, 15-Valter, 16-Marinho.

team notes:

Rui Rodgrigues' opening free-kick was the first free-kick conceded by England in over eleven years, the second in competitive play, and the tenth overall.
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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: Gerry Francis, third captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
11th match, W 6 - D 4 - L 1 - F 22 - A 7.
England Lineup
  Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Whitworth, Stephen 23 20 March 1952 RB Leicester City FC 7 0
3 Beattie, Kevin     LB      
4 Madeley, Paul, off 64th min.     RHB      
5 Watson, David V. 29 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 17 0
6 Todd, Colin 26 12 December 1948 LHB Derby County FC 19 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 24 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 17 4
8 Channon, Michael     IR      
9 Macdonald, Malcolm I., off 76th min. 25 7 January 1950 CF Newcastle United FC 14 6
10 Francis, Gerry     IL      
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 8 0
England Substitutes
14 Thomas, David, on 64th min. for Madeley 25 5 October 1950 OL Queen's Park Rangers FC 8 0
12 Clarke, Allan, on 76th min. for Macdonald            

unused substitutes:

13-Peter Shilton, 15-Tony Currie, 16-Kevin Lock.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England went a goal down in their final European championship qualifier to a sixteenth minute free-kick by Rodrigues that swerved viciously on its way into the net from twenty five yards. The Portuguese missed two easy chances before Mike Channon equalised with a free-kick that deflected into the net off a defender three minutes before half-time. England needed a victory to boost their fading chances of reaching the European quarter-finals, but they kept running blindly into an off-side trap. The draw left the Czechs needing only a draw in Cyprus to qualify ahead of England. They beat the Cypriots in a canter and went on to win the championship. England were left kicking themselves.

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