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Wednesday, 22 May 1985
1986 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group Three Qualification Match

Finland 1 England 1 [1-0]

Match Summary
Finland Squad
England Squad
Team Recordss
The Three Lions squad for the match against the Finland, Scotland and tour of North/Central America  May 1985
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Capt
Anderson, Vivian     D       15      
Bailey, Gary     G Manchester United 1 0 1 1ᵍᵃ  0 None
Barnes, John   20 F Watford     17      
Bracewell, Paul     M Everton 0 0 0 0 0 none
Butcher, Terence   25 D Ipswich Town     30      
Dixon, Kerry     F Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 none
Fenwick, Terence   24 D Queen's Park Rangers     6      
Francis, Trevor   30 F Sampdoria     47      
Hateley, Mark   22 F Milan AC, Italy 8
Hoddle, Glenn       Tottenham Hotspur     20 6    
Lineker, Gary   23 F Leicester City 1 2 3 1 0 None
Reid, Peter     M Everton 0 0 0 0 0 none
Robson, Bryan   27 M Manchester United     41      
Sansom, Kenneth   25 D Arsenal     50      
Shilton, Peter   34 G Southampton     68 43ᵍᵃ     
Steven, Trevor      M Everton 3 0 3 1 0 None
Stevens, M. Gary     FB Everton 0 0 0 0 0 none
Waddle, Christopher     F Newcastle United 1 1 2 0 0 None
Watson, David   22 D Norwich City     3      
Wilkins, Raymond   27 M Milan AC, Italy     68      
Woods, Christopher G Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 none
Wright, Mark   21 F Southampton     6      

All information is complete to and including England's last match, the fifth of the 1984-85 season, against Republic of Ireland on 26 March 1985.


Monday, 13 May 1985 - Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon has been given a month to show Bobby Robson that he can score goals at all levels. Dixon has been named today in place of Arsenal's Paul Mariner in the 22-man  squad for England's upcoming matches over the next month. It is almost certain that he will play in one of the matches as he understudies Mark Hateley. The 6ft 13st. striker has earned his place purely because he has scored 36 First Division goals this season, as Robson has yet to see him play. But it was with some reluctance that Robson finally dispensed with Mariner, who showed in the previous match against Romania that he is just a little short on pace nowadays. Also axed is Mariner's teammate, Steve Williams, who has put cast aside by the dramatic emergence of Everton duo Peter Reid and Paul Bracewell, who were brought in as cover for Bryan Robson and Ray Wilkins. The selection of the strong Everton contingent brings added problems and if the FA Cup Final, to be played on Saturday, should go a replay on Thursday, all Everton and Manchester United players will be unavailable. That is why the manager has taken the unusual step of naming four standby players--Ricky Hill, Mick Harford, Steve Hodge, and the aforementioned Steve Williams--. There are further complications with Sampdoria and AC Milan demanding the release of Trevor Francis, Ray Wilkins and Mark Hateley for their cup competition

Saturday, 26 April 1985 - Alan Kennedy has withdrawn from the squad because of an injury.

Sunday, 27 April 1985 - The England squad meet up ahead of their clash with Romania on Wednesday. Before the squad leaves, Hateley has withdrawn, to be replaced by Luther Blissett.

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