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Wednesday, 17 November 1982
European Championship 1984 Group Three Qualification Match

Greece 0 England 3 [0-1]
 

Kaftanzoglio Stadio, Saranta Ekklisies, Thessalonica
Attendance:
41,434 to 45,000;
Kick-off: 2.00pm local time, tbc GMT

England - Tony Woodcock (2, 64), Sammy Lee (68) Match Summary
Greece Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany

Greece

Type

England

Referee (-) - Adolf Prokop
x (-).

Linesmen - Siegfried Kirschen and Klaus Perschel

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
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  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Possession  

Greece Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 44th to 48th
Colours: Made by Puma - Blue collared jerseys with white collar and broad trim, white shorts with blue trim, blue socks with white tops
Capt: Anthimos Kapsis Manager: Vasilis Arhondidis
Greece Lineup
1 Sarganis, Nikos     G     GA
2 Gounaris, Giannis            
3 Iosifidis, Kostas            
4 Firos, Giorgis            
5 Kapsis, Anthimos            
6 Livathonis, Spiros            
7 Mihos, Petros            
8 Mitropoulos, Anastasios            
9 Anastopoulos, Nikos            
10 Ardizoglou, Christos, off 41st min.            
11 Mavros, Thomas, off 78th min.            
Greece Substitutes
12 Kostikos, Giorgos, on 41st min.            
16 Kofidis, Savas Haralampo, on 78th min.            

unused substitutes:

13-Hristos Dimopoulos, 14-Ioannis Gravanis, 15-Georgios Plitsis.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 3rd
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: Bryan Robson, first captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 49 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
3rd match, W 1 - D 1 - L 1 - F 6 - A 4.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 33 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 45 32 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 31 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 41 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 24 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 30 0
4 Thompson, Philip            
5 Martin, Alvin E. 24 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 5 0
6 Robson, Bryan 25 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 25 6
7 Lee, Samuel 23 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 1 1
8 Mabbutt, Gary V. 21 23 August 1961 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
9 Mariner, Paul 29 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 29 11
10 Woodcock, Anthony S. 26 6 December 1955 F Arsenal FC 26 10
11 Morley, W. Anthony 28 26 August 1954 OR Aston Villa FC 6 0

unused substitutes:

12-Danny Thomas, 13-Ray Clemence, 14-Tommy Caton, 15-Ricky Hill, 16-Luther Blissett.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tony Woodcock, playing in borrowed boots, put England on the way to a first victory under Robson with a goal in the second minute, and he made it 2-0 in the sixty-fourth minute of this European championship qualifier. Five minutes later Sammy Lee made his debut memorable when he crashed the ball into the net after Bryan Robson had transferred a Woodcock free-kick into his path. Lee and Gary Mabbutt were exceptional in midfield in place of injured Ray Wilkins and Glenn Hoddle in a hard-fought game played on a difficult rain-saturated surface.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Original Greek Teamsheet
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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