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Thursday, 12 June 1980
European Championship 1980 Finals First Phase Group Two, match one/two

Belgium 1 England 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Belgium Squad
England Squad

Stadio Comunale di Torino, Santa Rita, Torino, Italy
Attendance: 15,186/200
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Kick-off: 5.45pm local, tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Bobby Charlton

England - Ray Wilkins (26)
Belgium - Jan Ceulemans (29)
 
Results 1975-1980

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

Belgium

Type

England

Referee (-) - Heinz Aldinger
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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  Fouls Conceded  
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Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 11th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red collared jerseys with yellow Adidas trim, black shorts with yellow Adidas trim, yellow with black/red Adidas trim.
Capt: Julien Cools Manager: Guy Thys
Belgium Lineup
12 Pfaff, Jean-Marie 26 4 December 1953 G     GA
2 Gerets, Eric 26 18 May 1954        
3 Millecamps, Luc 28 10 September 1951        
4 Meeuws, Walter 28 11 July 1951        
5 Renquin, Michel 24 3 November 1955        
6 Cools, Julien 33 13 February 1947        
7 Vandereycken, Rene 26 22 July 1953        
8 Van Moer, Wilfried, off 88th min. 35 1 March 1945        
9 Van Der Elst, Francois 25 1 December 1954        
10 Vandenbergh, Erwin 21 26 January 1959        
11 Ceulemans, Jan 23 28 February 1957        
Belgium Substitutes
17 Mommens, Raymond, on 88th min. for Van Moer 21 27 December 1958        

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops. - without the Admiral logo
Capt: Kevin Keegan, 21st captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
30th match, W 20 - D 7 - L 3 - F 58 - A 23.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 26 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 21 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 8 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 24 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 53 4
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 33 2
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 29 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 52 19
8 Coppell, Steven, off 81st min.            
9 Johnson, David E., off 70th min. 28 23 October 1951 CF Liverpool FC 8 5
10 Brooking, Trevor D. 31 2 October 1948 OL West Ham United FC 38 2
11 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 11 3
England Substitutes
18 Kennedy, Raymond, on 70th min. for Johnson 28 28 July 1951 M Liverpool FC 16 3
17 McDermott, Terence, on 81st min 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 11 0

unused substitutes:

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team notes:

Ray Wilkins scores England's third goal overall at the European Championship Finals, and becomes their youngest scorer at 23 years and 272 days.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England's opening match in the European championship finals was scarred by a sickening outbreak of hooliganism by a section of their so-called supporters. The violence erupted after the Belgians had struck back with an immediate equaliser to a classic goal in the twenty-second minute by Ray Wilkins, who collected a clearance, lobbed the ball over the defence and then ran forward to collect his own pass and to direct a hook shot into the roof of the net. Ceulemans scored following a corner just a minute later, and this triggered wide-spread fighting on the terraces. The police fired tear gas to try to restore order, and several of the England players were affected and the game had to be temporarily suspended. What had been a keenly competitive match lost its impetus, and England had to be satisfied with a draw. Tony Woodcock looked unlucky to have a goal ruled offside just before the Wilkins strike, but it was sadly a game that would be remembered for the ugly scenes on the terraces rather than the football on the pitch.

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