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Wednesday, 15 October 1980
1982 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group Four Qualification Match

Romania 2 England 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Romania Squad
England Squad

Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti
Attendance:
75,000/80,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

Romania - Marcel Răducanu (36), Anghel Iordănescu (penalty 75)
England - Tony Woodcock (64)
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Romania

Type

England

Referee (-) - Ulf Eriksson
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Romania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 19th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow jerseys with red/blue Adidas trim, blue shorts with yellow/red Adidas trim, blue socks with yellow Adidas trim.
Capt: Costică Ștefănescu Manager: Valentin Stanescu
Romania Lineup
1 Iordache, Vasile   9 October 1950 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Negrilă, Nicolae   23 July 1954        
3 Ștefănescu, Costică   26 March 1951        
4 Sameș, Ștefan   14 October 1951        
5 Munteanu, Ion   7 June 1955        
6 Țicleanu, Aurel, off 71st min,   20 January 1959        
7 Beldeanu, Aurel   5 March 1951        
8 Iordănescu, Anghel   4 May 1950        
9 Crićan, Zoltan   3 May 1955        
10 Cămătaru, Rodion D.G.   22 June 1958        
11 Răducanu, Marcel   21 October 1954        
Romania Substitutes
  Dumitru, Ion, on 71st min. for Țicleanu   2 January 1950        

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home jersey - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, white shorts with red side stripe, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Phil Thompson, fifth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
34th match, W 22 - D 7 - L 5 - F 65 - A 27.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond N. 32 5 August 1948 GK Liverpool FC 52 42ᵍᵃ
2 Neal, Philip J. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 28 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 22 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 11 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 28 1
5 Watson, David V. 34 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 57 4
6 Robson, Bryan 23 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 4 0
7 Rix, Graham 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 2 0
8 McDermott, Terence 28 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 14 2
9 Birtles, Garry, off 65th min. 24 27 July 1956 F Nottingham Forest FC 3 0
final app 1980
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 15 6
11 Gates, Eric L., off 46th min. 25 28 June 1955 M Ipswich Town FC 2 0
final app 1980
England Substitutes
  Coppell, Stephen J., on 46th min. for Gates 25 9 July 1955 RM Manchester United FC 26 23 6
3
16

Cunningham, Laurence P., on 65th min. for Birtles 24

8 March 1956

M

Real Madrid CF, Spain

6 3 0
3
BME most apps
final app 1979-80

unused substitutes:

-

substitute notes:

England have now used 136 substitutes, and Manchester United FC have now, along with Leeds United AFC, provided fifteen players each.
Garry Birtles will become the twentieth player to be replaced by a substitute and to never play for the senior team again.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A controversial penalty decided this game in the seventy fifth minute and dealt a severe blow to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals. Kenny Sansom angrily protested his innocence after his tackle on Iordanescu had been ruled a foul. The Romanian picked himself up and scored the winning goal from the penalty spot. England had just been getting on top after Tony Woodcock scored in the sixty-sixth minute following a neat exchange of passes with Garry Birtles. Romania had their best moments in the first-half and scored at the peak of their pressure through Raducanu in the thirty-sixth minute.

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