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Thursday, 6 June 1985
Copa Ciudad de Mexico, match two

Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
 

Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México, Mexico
Attendance:
8,000;
Kick-off: 2.00pm local, tbc BST; Altitude: 7,350ft
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore in Mexico with Mick Channon (Martin Tyler in UK with Ian St. John and Jimmy Greaves from fifth-19th mins.).

Italy - Salvatore Bagni (cross looped over Shilton from edge of penalty box 73 72:54), Alessandro Altobelli (penalty 90+1 90:47 Stevens fouled Vierchowod 89:47)
England - Mark Hateley (headed in from 6 yards following a Barnes cross 75 74:25
)
Match Summary
Italy Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

England kicked-off. ? minutes (46:00 & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Mexico

Italy

Type

England

Referee (black) - Antonio Ramirez Márquez
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

England wore black armbands as a mark of respect to those that died in the Bradford City Valley Parade fire, and the Juventus supporters that perished in the Heysel Stadium disaster, in which the teams stood alongside one another before kick-off.

Five substitutes to be allowed.

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Italy Team

 
World Champions Colours: Made by Ennerre - Azure blue collared jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th to 7th
Capt: Fulvio Collovati
Antonio Cabrini second half
Manager: Enzo Bearzot, appointed 1977
Italy Lineup
1 Galli, Giovanni, off 46th min.   29 April 1958 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Bergomi, Giuseppe   22 December 1963        
3 Vierchowod, Pietro   6 April 1959        
4 Baresi, Franco   8 May 1960        
5 Collovati, Fulvio, off 46th min.   9 May 1957        
6 Tricella, Roberto   18 March 1959        
7 Conti, Bruno, off 46th min.   13 March 1955        
8 Bagni, Salvatore   25 September 1956   SSC Napoli    
9 Galderisi, Giuseppe, off 84th min.   22 March 1963   Verona    
10 di Gennaro, Antonio   5 October 1958        
11 Altobelli, Alessandro   28 November 1955        
Italy Substitutes
12 Tancredi, Franco, on 46th min. for Galli   10 January 1955        
13 Cabrini, Antonio, on 46th min. for Collovati   8 October 1957   Juventus FC    
17 Fanna, Pietro, on 46th min. for Conti   23 June 1958 F Verona    
15 Tardelli, Marco, on 84th min. (84:19) for Galderisi   24 September 1954        

unused substitutes:

18-Paulo Rossi, Ivano Bordon, Gaetano Scirea, Giuseppe Dossena, Bruno Giordana, Aldo Serana.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked aertex 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, twentieth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
32nd match, W 15 - D 9 - L 8 - F 53 - A 20.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 35 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 71 47ᵍᵃ
989 2 Stevens, M. Gary 22
71 days
27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 1 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 53 1
4 Steven, Trevor M., off 64th min. 21 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 5 1
5 Wright, Mark 21 1 August 1963 CD Southampton FC 7 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 33 2
7 Robson, Bryan 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 44 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 71 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 11 6
10 Francis, Trevor J., off 78th min. 31 19 April 1954 LF UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 50 12
11 Waddle, Christopher R., off 70th min. 24 14 December 1960 M Newcastle United FC 5 0
England Substitutes
14 Hoddle, Glenn, on 64th min. (63:14) for Steven 27 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 18 6
4
15 Barnes, John C.B., on 70th min. (69:17) for Waddle 21 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Watford FC 20 15 3
5
BME most apps
16 Lineker, Gary W., on 78th min. (77:05) for Francis 24 30 November 1960 CF Leicester City FC 5 1 1
4

unused substitutes:

Gary Bailey, Chris Woods, Viv Anderson, Dave Watson, Terry Fenwick, Kerry Dixon, Peter Reid, Paul Bracewell.
Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Italy in May 1961.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This opening match in the 'Little World Cup' tournament was staged in the wake of the Heysel Stadium tragedy in which 38 spectators died during rioting before the Liverpool-Juventus European Cup Final. Players from both sides showed tremendous character in what was a difficult game for everybody involved, and a 1-1 draw looked the likely satisfactory outcome until the Mexican referee amazed even the Italians by awarding them an eighty-eighth minute penalty from which Altobelli scored the winning goal. Peter Shilton was beaten by a shot that swerved in the thin air for Italy's first goal that was quickly cancelled out by Mark Hateley. In the last seconds England had an obvious penalty turned down when Gary Lineker was brought down when shaping to shoot. Gary Stevens made his debut at right-back in a game that raised little excitement in ciudad de México. There were just 8,000 spectators dotted around the Azteca Stadium that would be the venue for the World Cup final a year later.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
ITV original broadcast
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