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Friday, 25 June 1982
World Cup 1982 Finals First Phase Group Four, match six

England 1 Kuwait 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Kuwait Squad

Estadio San Mamés, Basurtu, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Attendance:
31,000;
Kick-off: 5.15pm CEST, tbc BST
Live on
ITV (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler and Jack Charlton

England - Trevor Francis (27)
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Kuwait

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  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 3rd
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked lightweight jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Mick Mills, sixth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 60 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
53rd match, W 33 - D 10 - L 10 - F 93 - A 40.
England Lineup
22 Shilton, Peter L. 32 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 40 28 GA
14 Neal, Philip J. 31 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 39 3
12 Mills, Michael D. 32 4 January 1949 LB Ipswich Town FC 40 0
18 Thompson, Philip B. 28 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 38 1
15 Rix, Graham 24 13 October 1957 M Arsenal FC 11 0
6 Foster, Stephen B. 24 24 September 1957 CD Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3 0
7              
19 Wilkins, Raymond C. 25 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 50 3
9 Hoddle, Glenn 24 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 4
10              
11 Mariner, Paul 29 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 24 11
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Kuwait Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 45th to 46th
Colours: Made by Puma - Red collared v-necked jerseys with white collar, white shorts with red sides, red socks with white trim.
Capt:   Manager: Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira, 39 (27 February 1943 in Brazil), appointed in 1978. 
Kuwait Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Kuwait Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A gem of a goal by Trevor Francis was the one highlight of England's third World Cup victory against a Kuwaiti side that battled bravely and with some eye-catching skill. The match-winning goal came in the twenty-seventh minute when Mariner back heeled a Peter Shilton clearance into the path of Francis, who set off on a thirty yard run that he climaxed by sliding the ball past the oncoming goalkeeper. Kevin Keegan made a secret trip back to Germany for specialist treatment on his back injury in a desperate bid to get fit for the late stages of the tournament.

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