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Tuesday, 12 May 1981
International Friendly Match

England 0 Brazil 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Brazil Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 75,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

Brazil - Zico (12)
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Austria

England

Type

Brazil

Referee (-) - Erich Linemayr
x (-).

Linesmen - J. Bucek and E. Malik

Reserve Linesman - M.L. James, Sussex F.A.

Teams presented to Dr. Artemio Franchi, UEFA 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 7th
Colours: The 1976 Admiral away uniform - Red collared jerseys with white/blue sleeve trim and white/blue trimmed cuffs, white shorts with blue/white side stripes, red socks with white/blue stripes on top.
Capt: Ray Clemence, only captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 59 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
38th match, W 23 - D 8 - L 7 - F 68 - A 31.
England Lineup
1 Clemence, Raymond     G     GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 30 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 31 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 22 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 15 0
4 Robson, Bryan 24 11 January 1957 M West Bromwich Albion FC 8 0
5 Martin, Alvin E. 22 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 1 0
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 24 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 38 2
7 Coppell, Stephen            
8 McDermott, Terence 29 8 December 1951 M Liverpool FC 17 2
9 Withe, Peter 29 30 August 1951 CF Aston Villa FC 1 0
10 Rix, Graham 23 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 4 0
11 Barnes, Peter            

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Ray Clemence becomes the seventh different captain used by Greenwood, equalling the record set by Winterbottom and Ramsey.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Brazil Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: Made by Topper - Yellow crew necked jerseys with green collar/cuffs, blue shorts with white side trim, white socks with green/yellow trim;
Capt:   Manager: Telê Santana
19th match
Brazil Lineup
1 Waldir Peres     G São Paulo 12 GA
2 Edevaldo       Fluminense 12  
3 Oscar       São Paulo 26  
4 Luizinho       Atlético 14  
5 Toninho Cerezo       Atlético 38  
6 Júnior       Flamengo 23  
7 Paulo Isidoro       Grêmio 16  
8 Sócrates       Corinthians 24  
9 Reinaldo       Atlético 23  
10 Zico       Flamengo 44 32
18 Éder       Atlético 15  

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Peter Withe, making his debut in the centre of the shot-shy England attack, came within inches of ending the goal famine in the last minute against Brazil when his header hit the inside of a post before being cleared. An equaliser would have been an injustice to a Brazilian team that played with a lot of their traditional flair, particularly in the twelfth minute when Zico outsmarted two England defenders before powering a shot past Ray Clemence. Alvin Martin had a tough baptism in the middle of the defence against Reinaldo, but could be pleased with his display in a heartening England performance that earned an ovation from the Wembley crowd despite another 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
Dennis Wood, RSSSF

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CG