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601
602 vs. Mexico
603 vs. West Germany

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 and Mick Channon

Italy - Salvatore Bagni (73), Alessandro Altobelli (penalty 89)
England - Mark Hateley (74
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Match Summary
Italy Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from Mexico

Italy

Type

England

Referee (-) - Antonio Ramirez Marquez
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.

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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:   Manager:  
Italy Lineup
1 Galli, Giovanni     G     GA
2 Bergomi, Giuseppe            
3 Vierchowod, Pietro            
4 Baresi, Giuseppe            
5 Collovati, Fulvio            
6 Tricella, Roberto            
7 Conti, Bruno            
8 Bagni, Salvatore            
9 Galderisi, Giuseppe            
10 Di Gennaro, Antonio            
11 Altobelli, Alessandro            
Italy Substitutes
1 Tancredi, on 46th min. for Galli            
1 Cabrini, on 46th min. for Collovati            
1 Fanna, on 46th min. for Conti            
1 Tardelli, on 84 mins. for Galderisi            

unused substitutes:

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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 47 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 22 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 63rd 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
born in 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   F Sampdoria UC, Italy 50 12
11 Waddle, Christopher R., off 69th min. 24   M Newcastle United FC 5 0
England Substitutes
1 Hoddle, Glenn, on 63rd min. for Steven 27 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 6
1 Barnes, John C. B., on 69th min. for Waddle 21   M Watford FC 20 3
1 Lineker, Gary W., on 77th min. for Francis 24 30 November 1960 CF Leicester City FC 5 1

unused substitutes:

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team notes:

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
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