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Sunday, 23 May 1976
USA Bicentennial Cup Tournament, Match One/Two

Brazil 1 England 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Brazil Squad
England Squad

LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Attendance:
32,495;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: David Coleman

Brazil - Roberto (89)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

Brazil

Type

England

Referee (-) - Hans-Joachim Weyland
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Brazil Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Yellow crew necked jerseys with green collar/cuffs, pale blue shorts with white side trim, white socks with green/yellow tops.
Capt: Rivellino Manager: Osvaldo Brandão
Brazil Lineup
  Leao           GA
2 Orlando            
3 Miguel            
4 Beto Fuscao            
5 Marco Antonio            
6 Falcao            
7 Gil            
8 Zico            
9 Neca            
10 Rivellino            
11 Lula            
Brazil Substitutes
19 Roberto, on 46th min. for Neca            
15 Marinho Chagas, on 52nd min. for Marco Antonio            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: The 1974 Admiral home jersey - White collared jerseys with red/blue sleeve trim and red/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, white shorts with red/blue side stripes, yellow socks.
Capt: Gerry Francis, seventh captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
16th match, W 9 - D 4 - L 3 - F 30 - A 11.
England Lineup
  Clemence     G     GA
2 Todd, Colin 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC 22 0
3 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 6 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 5 0
5 Doyle     CHB      
6 Cherry     LHB      
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 22 4
8 Channon     IR      
9 Pearson, J. Stuart 26 21 June 1949 CF Manchester United FC 4 1
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 10 0
11 Francis     OL      

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A last minute goal by substitute Roberto gave Brazil a flattering victory in this opening match in the United States Bi-Centennial Tournament. England dominated the match for long periods, but their finishing lacked the accuracy of their  approach play. 'It was heart breaking to lost so late in the game.' Said Don Revie. 'I am sure that any neutral observer would say that England deserved at least a draw.'

Source Notes

TheFA.com
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

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CG