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Československo

 

 
525 vs. Republic of Ireland
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527 vs. Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 29 November 1978
International Friendly Match

England 1 Czechoslovakia 0 [0-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

England - Steve Coppell (68) Match Summary
England Squad
Czechoslovakia Squad
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from Austria

England

Type

Czechoslovakia

Referee (-) - E. Linemayr
x (-).

Linesmen - W. Jarosch and R. Rueck.

Reserve Linesman - A.R. Girdlestone
, Hertfordshire.

Teams presented to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, D.L., F.A. Hon-Vice President

 

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 5th
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, twelfth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
12th match, W 8 - D 3 - L 1 - F 21 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 29 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 26 21 GA
2              
3              
4 Thompson, Philip B. 24 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 10 1
5 Watson, David V. 32 5 October 1946 CHB Manchester City FC 37 0
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 18 0
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 27 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 40 11
8 Coppell, Stephen            
9 Woodcock, Anthony S., off 36th min. 22 6 December 1955 F Nottingham Forest FC 3 0
10              
11              
England Substitutes
1? Latchford, Robert D., on 36th min. for Woodcock 27 18 January 1951 CF Everton FC 6 3

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Czechoslovakia Team

 
Current European Champions Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/collar/cuffs, white shorts with red Adidas trim, blue socks with white Adidas trim.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th
Capt: Nehoda Manager: Dr. Josef Venglos
Czechoslovakia Lineup
1 Michalik     G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Czechoslovakia Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Steve Coppell scored the only goal of the match on a frozen Wembley pitch that ruined the game as a spectacle. The Czechs coped with the conditions better and deserved at least a draw against an overworked England defence in which Peter Shilton was at his majestic best. Nottingham Forest right back Viv Anderson created history by becoming the first black player to be capped by England, and he played a prominent part in the only goal against the European champions in the sixty-eighth minute. He combined on the right with Tony Currie, whose low cross into the goalmouth was driven home by the alert Coppell as two Czech defenders ran into each other on the slippery surface.

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