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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra

 

 
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516 vs. Luxembourg

Wednesday, 7 September 1977
International Friendly Match

England 0 Switzerland 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 42,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

 
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Switzerland

Referee (-) - Georges Konrath
x (-).

Linesmen - J. Bancourt and M. Charreire

Reserve Linesman - R. Woolven, London

Teams presented to Lord Thomson of Monifieth, P.C.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th to 13th
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: Emlyn Hughes, eleventh captaincy Caretaker Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 55 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977,
First match, W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 0 - A 0.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 26 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 8
3              
4 McDermott, Terence 25 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 1 0
5 Watson, David V. 30 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 26 0
6              
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 26 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 33 7
8              
9              
10 Kennedy, Raymond 26 28 July 1951 IL Liverpool FC 10 2
11 Callaghan, Ian R., off 81st min. 35 10 April 1942 M Liverpool FC 3 0
England Substitutes
1? Hill, Gordon A., on 46th min. for Channon 23 1 April 1954 OL Manchester United FC 5 0
1? Wilkins, Raymond C., on 81st min. for Callaghan 20 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 8 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Ian Callaghan's third appearance comes eleven years and 49 days after his second, in July 1966, a new record.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Switzerland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 55th to 53rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked short-sleeved jerseys with white Adidas trim/collars, white shorts with red Adidas side trim, white socks with red Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Roger Vonlanthen, appointed late 1976/early 1977.
Switzerland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Switzerland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Ron Greenwood, appointed first of all in a caretaker capacity, called up seven of the players who had helped Liverpool win the European Cup. His first England selection included veteran Ian Callaghan, who was winning his first cap since the third match of the 1966 World Cup finals eleven years and forty-nine days earlier. But Greenwood's hopes for an instant team rapport were not realised, and England struggled to contain a lively Swiss team. Only a succession of fine saves by goalkeeper Ray Clemence prevented England from going down to an embarrassing defeat.

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