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Tuesday, 24 May 1988
Rous Cup 1988, match three

England 1 Colombia 1 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Colombia Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

England - Gary Lineker (23)
Colombia - Escobar (66)
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Karl-Josef Assenmacher
x (-), West Germany.

Linesmen - Joel Quiniou, France and Fernandes Correia, Portugal.

Reserve Linesman - B.J. Hawes, Suffolk.

Teams presented to Right Honourable The Lord Aberdare, K.B.E., Chairman, The Football Trust.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Colours: The 1988 Umbro away uniform - Red crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, white trimmed cuffs, white shorts with navy seams and red trim, red socks with navy/white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 41st captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
65th match, W 33 - D 19 - L 13 - F 116 - A 38.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 97 63 GA
2 Anderson, Vivian            
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 82 1
4 McMahon, Stephen 26 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 3 0
5 Wright, Mark 24 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 19 0
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 65 21
8 Waddle, Christopher            
9 Beardsley, Peter            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 31 25
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
16 Hateley, Mark W., on 73rd min. 26 7 November 1961 CF AS Monaco FC, France 28 9
15 Hoddle, Glenn, on 73rd min. 30 27 October 1957 M AS Monaco FC, France 50 8

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Stevens, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Neil Webb.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Colombia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow v-necked collared jerseys with blue Adidas trim/collar/shoulder panels, blue shorts with yellow Adidas trim, white socks.
Capt:   Manager: Francisco Maturana, 39, appointed 1987; also coach of Atlético Nacional of Medellin.
Colombia Lineup
1 Higuita, Rene     G     GA
2 Escobar, Andres            
4 Herrera, Luis Fernando            
5 Hoyos, Carlos Mario            
7 Arango, Jaime            
8 Garcia, Alexis            
10 Valderaama, Carlos            
11 Redin, Bernardo            
14 Alvarez, Leonel            
15 Perea, Luis Carlos            
16 Iguaran, Arnoldo            
Colombia Substitutes

unused substitutes:

3-Gabriel Gomez, 6-Ricardo Perez, 17-John Jairo Trellez, 18-Alex Valderrama, 22-Eduardo Nino.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Gary Lineker's flicked header from a Chris Waddle right wing cross went in off a post to give England the lead after twenty-three minutes in this Rous Cup match. The Colombians were forced to abandon their dour defensive tactics, and the orange-haired Carlos Valderrama started to treat the crowd to his bag of tricks.  Escobar equalised for Colombia in the sixty-sixth minute with a header that went into the net off the underside of the bar following a corner-kick, but it was not enough to stop England skipper Bryan Robson collecting the Rous Cup. The crowd were entertained by the antics of goalkeeper Higuita, who played as a sweeper and often came out of the penalty area to play the ball with his feet. It was just a warm-up for his most eccentric trick that would be saved for his next visit to the Wembley ground that the Colombians described as The Cathedral of football.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author