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Wednesday, 27 April 1983
European Championship 1984 Group Three Qualification Match

England 2 Hungary 0 [1-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
50,600 to 60,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Trevor Francis (31), Peter Withe (70) Match Summary
England Squad
Hungary Squad
Hungary - Peter Hannich (57)
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (-) - Pietro D'Elia
x (-).

Linesmen - Luigi Agnolin and M. Mattei.

Reserve Linesman - P.K. Helsby, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Teams presented to Sir Stanley Rous, C.B.E., F.A. Hon-Vice President

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Peter Shilton, fourth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 50 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
7th match, W 4 - D 2 - L 1 - F 19 - A 5.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 33 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 48 33 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 32 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 45 5
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 24 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 33 0
4 Lee, Samuel 24 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 5 1
5 Martin, Alvin E. 24 29 July 1958 CD West Ham United FC 9 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 24 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 14 1
7 Mabbutt, Gary V. 21 23 August 1961 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0
8 Francis, Trevor            
9 Withe, Peter 31 30 August 1951 CF Aston Villa FC 7 1
10 Blissett, Luther            
11 Cowans, Gordon S. 24 27 October 1958 M Aston Villa FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

12-Mike Duxbury, 13-Ray Clemence, 14-Ray Wilkins, 15-Alan Devonshire, 16-Mark Chamberlain.

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Hungary in May 1960.
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Hungary Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st to 22nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red collared jerseys with white Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Bela Katzirz Manager: Kálmán Mészly
Hungary Lineup
1 Katzirz, Bela     G     GA
2 Martos, Gyozo, off 68th min.            
3 Kocsis, Istvn            
4 Toth, Jozsef            
5 Hannich, Peter            
6 Garaba, Imre            
7 Varga, Jozsef            
8 Nyilasi, Tibor            
9 Kiss, Laszlo, off 68th min.            
10 Kardos, Jozsef            
11 Hajszan, Gyula            
Hungary Substitutes
16 Burcsa, Gyozo, on 68th min.            
14 Torocsik, Andras, on 68th min.            

unused substitutes:

12-Zoltan Peter, 15-Ignac Izso, 18-Ferenc Meszaros.

teamsheet notes:

original teamsheet stated 12-Attila Kerekes, 14-Zoltan Peter, 15-Andras Rorocsik and 16-Ignac Izso.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goals in each half from Trevor Francis and Peter Withe sank a skilful Hungarian team and strengthened England's position at the top of their European championship qualifying group. Francis was always a handful for the Hungarian defence, and Withe topped a powerhouse performance with a cracking goal in the seventieth minute when he chested down a long pass from Sammy Lee and rifled in an unstoppable cross shot. Action man Withe had to go to hospital for treatment to a fractured cheekbone and a broken thumb. There was the rare sight of two goalkeeping captains tossing the coin at the pre-match ritual.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author