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Wednesday, 16 June 1982
World Cup 1982 Finals First Phase Group Four, match one

England 3 France 1 [1-1]
 

 

Estadio San Mamés, Basurtu, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Attendance:
44,172;
Kick-off: 5.15pm CEST, tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Jimmy Hill

England - Bryan Robson (1 0:27, 67), Paul Mariner (83)
France - Gérard Soler (24).
Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad
England - Terry Butcher (34)
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

France

Referee (-) - Antonio Garrido
x (-).

Linesmen - Gaston E. Castro Makuc, Chile, and Arnaldo Coelho, Brazil

  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 5th to 4th
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: Mick Mills, fourth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 60 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
51st match, W 31 - D 10 - L 10 - F 90 - A 40.
England Lineup
22 Shilton, Peter L. 32 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 38 28 GA
12 Mills, Michael D. 33 4 January 1949 RB Ipswich Town FC 38 0
17 Sansom, Kenneth G., off 90th min. 23 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 24 0
18 Thompson, Philip B. 28 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 36 1
4 Butcher, Terence I. 23 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 5 0
15 Rix, Graham 24 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 9 0
16
Robson, Bryan 25 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 20 6
19 Wilkins, Raymond C. 25 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 48 3
9              
10              
11 Mariner, Paul 29 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 22 11
England Substitutes
14 Neal, Philip J., on 90th min. 31 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 38 3

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th to 17th
Colours: Made by Adidas - White collared v-necked jerseys with blue pinstripes and blue/red Adidas trim, blue shorts with white pinstripes and white/red Adidas trim, red socks with white tops and blue Adidas trim.
Capt: Michel Platini Manager: Michel François Hidalgo, 49 (22 March 1933), appointed November 1975,
50th match, W 24 - D 10 - L 16 - F 87 - A 50.
France Lineup
22 Ettori, Jean-Luc 26 29 July 1955 G AS de Monaco FC 3 3 GA
3 Battiston, Patrick 25 12 March 1957   AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 20 1
6 Lopez, Christian 29 15 March 1953   Toulouse FC 36 1
8 Trésor, Marius 32 15 January 1950
born in Guadelope
  FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 54 3
4 Bossis, Maxime 26 26 June 1955   FC de Nantes 38 0
13 Larios, Jean-François, off 74th min. 25 27 August 1956
born in Algeria
  AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 16 5
11 Girard, René 28 4 April 1954   FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 3 0
12 Giresse, Alain 29 2 August 1952   FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 15 0
10 Platini, Michel François 26 21 June 1955   AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 36 21
20 Soler, Gérard 28 29 March 1954
born in Morocco
  Toulouse FC 8 4
18 Rocheteau, Dominque, off 71st min. 27 14 January 1955   Paris Saint-Germain FC 25 4
France Substitutes
19 Six, Didier, on 71st min. for Rocheteau 27 21 August 1954   VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 37 10
14 Tigana, Jean Amadou, on 74th min. for Larios 26 23 June 1955
born in Mali
  FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 14 0

unused substitutes:

1-Dominique Baratelli (Paris Saint-Germain FC), 5-Gérard Janvion (AS de Saint-Étienne Loire), 16-Alain Couriol (AS de Monaco FC).
 
4-4-2 -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England had a dream send-off to the World Cup finals when Bryan Robson scored one of the fastest goals in the history of the tournament. He struck in just twenty-seven seconds, lashing the ball left footed past a startled French goalkeeper after Terry Butcher had headed on a quickly taken Steve Coppell throw from the right. France recovered from this shattering start to equalise after twenty-five minutes, but England raised their pace despite scorching heat in the second-half and the switch by Ron Greenwood of Graham Rix to a left-sided role in midfield proved a tactical masterstroke. Rix, playing in place of the injured Trevor Brooking, enjoyed his new freedom and England took full control when Robson headed in his second goal in the sixty-seventh minute. Paul Mariner underlined England's supremacy with a close-range shot following a defensive mix-up. It was the fifth successive international in which the Ipswich striker had found the net. This was an encouraging start for an England team missing the input of their most famous player, Kevin Keegan, who was suffering a recurrence of an old back injury.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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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