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Wednesday, 17 November 1976
World Cup 1978 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

Italy 2 England 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Italy Squad
England Squad

Stadio Olimpico, Municipio XV, Roma
Attendance: 70,718
;
Kick-off: 2.30pm local time

Italy - Antognoni (36), Bettega (77)
 
Results 1975-1980

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Israel

Italy

Type

England

Referee (-) - Klein
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Italy Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: Blue crew necked jerseys, white shorts, blue socks
Capt: Facchetti Manager: Enzo Bearzot
Italy Lineup
1 Zoff, Dino     G Juventus FC 54 GA
2 Cuccureddu       Juventus FC 2  
3 Tardelli       Juventus FC 8  
4 Benetti       Juventus FC 31  
5 Gentile, Paul       Juventus FC 6  
6 Facchetti       Inter 90  
7 Causio       Juventus FC 256  
8 Capello, Fabio       Milan 31  
9 Graziani,       Torino 13  
10 Antognoni,       Fiorentina 18  
11 Bettega       Juventus FC 8  

unused substitutes:

Castellini, Scirea, Mozzini, Zaccarelli, I. Savoldi.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 6th
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: Kevin Keegan, fourth captaincy Manager: Donald G. Revie, 49 (10 July 1927), appointed 4 July 1974,
21st match, W 12 - D 5 - L 4 - F 40 - A 18.
England Lineup
1 Clemence     G     GA
2 Clements, off 75th min.            
3 Mills, Michael D. 27 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 10 0
4 Greenhoff, Brian 23 28 April 1953 CHB Manchester United FC 5 0
5 McFarland, Roy L. 28 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 28 0
6 Hughes            
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 25 14 February 1951 OR Liverpool FC 26 6
8 Channon            
9 Bowles, Stanley 27 24 December 1948 CF Queen's Park Rangers FC 4 1
10 Cherry, Trevor            
11 Brooking, Trevor D. 28 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 15 0
England Substitutes
1? Beattie, Kevin, on 75th min. for Clements            

unused substitutes:

Peter Shilton, Mike Doyle, Stuart Pearson, Dennis Tueart.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Italy, including six Juventus players, were a class above England in this crucial World Cup qualifying match. A goal in each half by Antognoni and Bettega was enough to settle it for Italy, who virtually booked their tickets for the finals in Argentina. Just when England needed continuity, quick-change artist Don Revie made six changes plus two positional alterations. He clearly went into this vital game nowhere near knowing what his best side was. The press were beginning to turn against him, and the first of the 'Revie Must Go' newspaper headlines started to appear.

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