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Sunday, 10 June 1979
SvFF 75th Anniversary Celebration Match

Sweden 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Sweden Squad
England Squad

Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
Attendance: 35,691;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) - Commentator: John Motson

 
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials

Sweden

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Sweden Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 27th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow crew necked jerseys with blue Adidas trim/collar/cuffs, blue shorts with yellow Adidas trim, yellow socks with blue Adidas trim. 
Capt:   Manager:  
Sweden Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Sweden Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1976 Admiral away uniform - Red collared jerseys with white/blue sleeve trim and white/blue trimmed collar/cuffs, white shorts with blue/white side stripes, red socks with white/blue stripes on top.
Capt: Emlyn Hughes, 22nd captaincy  Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 57 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
18th match, W 12 - D 5 - L 1 - F 33 - A 10.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 29 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 27 21 GA
2              
3              
4 McDermott, Terence, injured off 23rd min. 27 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 5 0
5 Watson, David V., off 46th min. 32 5 October 1946 CHB SV Werder Bremen, Germany 43 3
6              
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 28 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 45 14
8              
9              
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 23 6 December 1955 F Nottingham Forest FC 5 0
11              
England Substitutes
1? Wilkins, Raymond C., on 23rd min. for McDermott 22 14 September 1956 M Chelsea FC 23 0
1? Thompson, Philip B., on 46th min. on for Watson 25 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 14 1
1? Brooking, Trevor D., on 67th min. for Currie 30 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 30 1

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

In a match dominated by defences Emlyn Hughes came closest to scoring in the first-half when he raced sixty yards before unleashing a shot that rattled the Swedish crossbar. Ron Greenwood made nine changes for a game staged to mark the 75th anniversary of the Swedish FA, and the England manager decided to use the occasion to try out fringe players. Two splendid saves by Peter Shilton stopped the Swedes from celebrating their milestone with a victory. Shilton's performance made Greenwood reconsider his view that Ray Clemence was his No 1 choice goalkeeper, and he started to play them in alternative matches. Many people considered he should have stopped dithering and given the top spot to Shilton without any hesitation. 

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