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Saturday, 2 June 1984
International Friendly Match

England 0 USSR 2 [0-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
USSR Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST

USSR - Gotsmanov, Protasov
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Michel Vautrot
x (-).

Linesmen - J.C. Bourgeois and M. Benali.

Reserve Official - M.J. Cotton, Surrey.

Teams presented to Sir Walter Winterbottom, C.B.E., Ex-England manager & F.A. Hon-Vice President.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 5th
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, ninth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 51 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
20th match, W 9 - D 6 - L 5 - F 32 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 34 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 60 41 GA
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 25 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 41 0
4 Wilkins, Raymond C. 27 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 59 3
5 Roberts, Graham P. 24 3 July 1959 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0
6 Fenwick, Terence W. 24 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 0
8 Robson, Bryan 27 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 33 9
England Substitutes
16 Hateley, Mark W., on 70th min. 22 7 November 1961 CF Portsmouth FC 1 0
1? Hunt, Stephen K., on 66th min. for 27 4 August 1956 F West Bromwich Albion FC 2 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against USSR in May and June 1958.
4-2-4 Shilton -
Duxbury, Roberts, Fenwick, Sansom -
Wilkins, Robson -
Chamberlain, Blissett, Francis, Barnes.


Age - Appearances/Goals - -





No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white pinstripes/collar/cuffs and Adidas trim, CCCP emblazoned across the front, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Eduard Malofeyev
USSR Lineup
1       G     GA
USSR Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

'Robson out' chants echoed around Wembley after England had gone down to second-half goals from Russian substitutes Gotsanov and Protasov. The first goal could be traced to an error by Mike Duxbury, who was an excellent club player who seemed jinxed the moment he pulled on an England shirt. It was a clumsy, uncoordinated performance by England, brightened only by the entrance on to the international stage of Portsmouth centre-forward Mark Hateley, who brought life to the England attack when he substituted for Trevor Francis. Steve Hunt also came on as a substitute for the second successive match to complete an England career that lasted just fifty minutes in total. Yet more huge headline criticism for Bobby Robson, who was being projected as the most hated man in the land by the warring tabloids. No manager in the history of the game had been subjected to such vitriolic criticism. At the height, or rather depth, of the campaign against him, Robson had to suffer the headlined nickname, 'Plonker.' Yet there was hardly a football reporter in the media circus who did not have a soft spot for the warm, likeable Geordie, who took the criticism on the chin and kept coming back smiling.

Source Notes

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