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Wednesday, 29 February 1984
International Friendly Match

France 2 England 0 [0-0]
 

Parc des Princes, Guilbaud, Paris
Attendance:
45,554;
Kick-off: 8.30pm local, tbc BST

France - Michel Platini (58, free-kick 71) Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

France

Type

England

Referee (-) - Marcel Van Langenhove
x (-), Belgium.

Linesmen - Sebastien Cokaiko and Paul Soenens

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  Possession  

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue collared jerseys with white and red pinstripes and white cuffs/v-neck panel, red/whie Adidas trim, white shorts with red/blue Adidas trim, red socks.
Capt: Michel Platini Manager: Michel François Hidalgo, 50 (22 March 1933), appointed November 1975,
67th match, W 32 - D 16 - L 19 - F 118 - A 70.
France Lineup
1 Bats, Joël 27 4 January 1957 G AJ auxerroise 4 4 GA
2 Battiston, Patrick, off 72nd min. 26 12 March 1957   FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 28 0
3 Le Roux, Yvon 23 19 March 1960   AS de Monaco FC 6 1
4 Bossis, Maxime 26 26 June 1955   FC de Nantes 52 1
5 Amoros, Manuel 23 1 February 1961   AS de Monaco FC 18 0
6 Giresse, Alain 31 2 August 1952   FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 26 3
7 Tigana, Jean Amadou 28 23 June 1955
born in Mali
  FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 26 0
8 Fernandez Toledo, Luis Miguel 24 2 October 1959
born in Spain
  Paris Saint-Germain FC 9 0
9 Touré, José 22 24 April 1961   FC de Nantes 3 1
10 Platini, Michel François 28 21 June 1955   Juventus FC SpA, Italy 47 27
11 Bellone, Bruno, off 83rd min. 21 14 March 1962   AS de Monaco FC 11 1
France Substitutes
1 Tusseau, Thierry, on 72nd min. on Battiston 26 19 January 1958   FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 10 0
1 Rocheteau, Dominque, on 83rd min. for Bellone 29 14 January 1955   Paris Saint-Germain FC 35 9

unused substitutes:

Philippe Bergeroo (Toulouse FC), Bernard Genghini (AS de Saint-Étienne Loire) and Yannick Stopyra (Stade rennais).

team notes:

Michel Platini's unerring free-kick was the fourteenth direct free-kick England have conceded.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked jersey with shadow pin-stripes, blue collar/cuffs with white/red trim and thin blue stripe along shoulder, blue shorts, with white seams with blue/red trim, white socks with blue Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, sixth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 51 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
16th match, W 8 - D 5 - L 3 - F 30 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 34 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 56 37 GA
2 Duxbury            
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 25 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 39 0
4 Lee, Samuel, off 78th min. 25 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 11 2
5 Roberts, Graham P. 24 3 July 1959 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 25 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 23 2
7 Robson, Bryan 27 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 30 9
8 Stein, Brian, off 78th min. 26 19 October 1957
born in South Africa
F Luton Town FC 1 0
9 Walsh, Paul A. 21 1 October 1982 F Luton Town AFC 4 1
10 Hoddle, Glenn 26 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 6
11 Williams, Steven C. 24 12 July 1958 M Southampton FC 3 0
England Substitutes
1? Barnes, on 78th min. for Lee            
1? Woodcock, Anthony S., on 78th min. for Stein 28 6 December 1955 F Arsenal FC 30 11

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson first played for England against France in November 1957, when he also scored his first two England goals.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Two second-half goals by Michel Platini gave France a victory that was earned in midfield where they were always a thought and a deed ahead of an experimental England side for whom Luton partners Brian Stein and Paul Walsh failed to find their club form. France went on to win the European championship in the summer, so there was no disgrace for the England team. The disgrace came off the pitch where hooligans among England's followers again ran riot. Hooliganism had become known as 'the English disease.' When manager at Ipswich, Bobby Robson had landed himself in trouble by saying that the way to deal with hooligans was 'to turn a flamethrower on them.' Asked what he thought of the hooligans who had poisoned the atmosphere in Paris, he shrugged and said: 'You know my feelings. I honestly do not know what the solution is, but I do know it needs to be sorted out before there is a terrible tragedy.' The Heysel Stadium disaster was just over a year away.

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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CG