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Monday, 31 May 1976
USA Bicentennial Cup Tournament, Match Five/Six

Team America 1 England 3 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Team America Squad
England Squad

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 16,239;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Kevin Keegan (22, 28), Gerry Francis (53)
Team America - Stewart Scullion (87)
 
Unofficial Results

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland

Team America

Type

England

Referee (-) - Walter Hungerbuhler
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

The Football Association, asked about the status of this match, said it was to be regarded as "a training game" and that caps would not be awarded to the players.  Accordingly, the FA has not included the match in its list of full internationals. The Associations of both Brazil and Italy, on the other hand, listed their national sides' matches against Team America as full internationals.

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Team America Team

 

Rank:

not applicable Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim, blue shorts with white Adidas trim, red socks with white tops and red Adidas trim.
Capt: Bobby Moore Manager: Ken Furphy
Team America Lineup
  Rigby, Robert     G     GA
2 Smith, Robert            
3 Jump, Stewart            
4 Eddy, Keith            
5 England, Michael, sub off            
6 Moore, Robert F.C.            
7 Veee, Julie, off 46th min.            
8 Smith, Thomas            
9 Chinaglia, Giorgio            
10 Pele            
11 Clements, David, off 50th min. 30 15 September 1945 OL New York Cosmos
Team America Substitutes
14 Kowalik, John, on for England            
12 Scullion, Stewart, on 46th min. for Veee            
16 Chandler, Peter, on 50th min. for Clements            

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Dave Clements played for Northern Ireland against England on eight previous occasions between 1967 and 1976, scoring a penalty in 1973, being their player-manager in the final two years.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1976 Admiral alternate uniform - Daffodil yellow crew necked jerseys, daffodil yellow shorts, daffodil yellow socks.
Capt: Gerry Francis Manager: Donald G. Revie, 48 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Todd, Colin, off 84th min. 27 12 December 1948 RB Derby County FC    
3 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC    
4 Thompson, Philip B. 22 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC    
5 Greenhoff, Brian            
6 Cherry, Trevor            
7 Keegan, J. Kevin, off 83rd min. 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC
8 Channon, Michael            
9 Pearson, Stuart            
10 Brooking, Trevor            
11 Francis, Gerry            
England Substitutes
15 Taylor, Peter, on 83rd min. for Keegan            
12 Doyle, Michael, on 84th min. for Todd            

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

...England beat Team America 3-1 three days later in Philadelphia, but it was not considered a full international. Keegan (2) and Gerry Francis scored the goals against a side including Bobby Moore, Tommy Smith and Pele.

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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