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Friday, 28 May 1976
USA Bicentennial Cup Tournament, Match Three/Four

England 3 Italy 2 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City, USA
Attendance: 40,650; Kick-off: tbc BST

Italy - Graziani (15, 18)
England - Mick Channon (47, 51), Phil Thompson (48)
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

England

Type

Italy

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

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
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: Mick Channon, first captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
17th match, W 10 - D 4 - L 3 - F 33 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Rimmer, J. James, off 46th min. 28 10 February 1948 G Arsenal FC 1 2 GA
2 Clement, David     RB      
3 Neal, Philip J., off 46th min. 25 20 February 1951 LB Liverpool FC 2 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 6 1
5 Doyle, Michael            
6 Towers, M. Anthony 24 13 April 1952 LHB Sunderland AFC 3 0
7 Wilkins, Raymond C. 19 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 1 0
8 Channon, Michael            
9 Royle, Joseph 27 8 April 1949 CF Manchester City FC 4 1
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 27 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 11 0
11 Hill, Gordon A. 22 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 1 0
England Substitutes
13 Corrigan, Joseph, on 46th min. for Rimmer     GK      
14 Mills, Michael D., on 46th min. for Neal 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 7 0

unused substitutes:

12-Trevor Cherry, 15-Ray Kennedy, 16-Peter Taylor
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 7th
Colours: Blue crew necked jerseys, white shorts, blue socks with white trim.
Capt: Giacinto Facchetti Manager: Enzo Bearzot
Italy Lineup
  Zoff, Dino     G     GA
2 Roggi, Moreno, off 57th min.            
3 Rocca, Francesco            
4 Benetti, Romeo, off 57th min.            
5 Bellgi, Mauro            
6 Facchetti, Giacinto            
7 Causio, Franco, off 57th min.            
8 Capello, Fabio            
9 Graziani, Francesco            
10 Antognoni, Giancarlo            
11 Pulici, Paolini            
Italy Substitutes
13 Maldera, Aldo, on 57th min. for Roggi            
14 Zaccarelli, Renato, on 57th min. for Benetti            
15 Sala, Claudio, on 57th min. for Causio            

unused substitutes:

Luciano Castellini, Roberto Bettega
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were two goals down inside the first twenty minutes, but they struck back to win with three goals in the opening seven minutes of the second-half. The game was played on an unsatisfactory pitch usually used for baseball, but both teams played open and enterprising football. Channon was in inspiring form as captain, and his two goals sandwiched a headed goal by Phil Thompson from a Gordon Hill corner. Ray Wilkins made an impressive debut...

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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