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Thursday, 3 June 1982
Suomen Palloliitto 75th Anniversary celebration match

Finland 1 England 4 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Finland Squad
England Squad

Olympiastadion, Töölö, Helsinki
Attendance:
21,421;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Paul Mariner (13, 62), Bryan Robson (27, 58)
Finland - Haaskivi (penalty 80)
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Finland

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Finland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 82nd to 83rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - White v-necked collared jerseys with blue collar/cuffs/Adidas trim and piping with POHJOLA emblazoned across the front, blue shorts with white Adidas trim, white socks with blue Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Finland Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Finland Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1982 Admiral away uniform - red v-necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs with blue/red trim and royal blue/white shoulder panels, white shorts with royal blue side stripe and red seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Kevin Keegan, 31st and final captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 60 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
50th match, W 30 - D 10 - L 10 - F 87 - A 39.
England Lineup
1       G     GA
2 Mills, Michael D. 33 4 January 1949 RB Ipswich Town FC 37 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 23 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 23 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 28 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 35 1
5 Martin, Alvin E. 23 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 4 0
6 Robson, Bryan, off 65th min. 25 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 19 4
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 31 14 February 1951 OR Southampton FC 62 21
8              
9 Mariner, Paul 29 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 21 10
10 Brooking, Trevor D., off 68th min. 33 2 October 1948 IL West Ham United FC 46 5
11 Wilkins, Raymond C. 25 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 47 3
England Substitutes
1? Rix, Graham, on 65th min. for Robson 24 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 8 0
1? Francis, Trevor, on 65th min. for Coppell            
1? Woodcock, Anthony S., on 68th min. for Brooking 26 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Kln eV, Germany 22 7

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A goal apiece in each half by Paul Mariner and Bryan Robson gave England their sixth victory in six months and sent them into the World Cup finals in a quietly confident mood. The match was staged to celebrate Finland's seventy-fifth anniversary, and the outplayed Finns had the consolation of a penalty goal in the eightieth minute.  It was recalled that in 1966 England beat Finland in Helsinki in their final warm-up match before the World Cup finals. With Kevin Keegan back after injury, England went to Spain in buoyant mood.

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