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Wednesday, 15 June 1988
European Championships 1988 Finals Group Two, match three

England 1 Netherlands 3 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Netherlands Squad

Rheinstadion, Stockum, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, West Germany
Attendance: 63,940;
Kick-off: 5.15pm CEST, 4:15pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Jimmy Hill

Netherlands - Marco van Basten (six-yard strike after turning away from Adams 44 43:18, took a pass from Gullit for a twelve-yard strike 72 71:56, five-yard volley from an E.Koeman corner flicked on by Kieft 76 75:15 hat-trick)
England - Bryan Robson (one-two pass with Lineker before looping the ball over van Breukelen 54 53:25)
 
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Netherlands kicked-off. 92 minutes (46:20 & 46:00).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Italy

England

Type

Netherlands

Referee (black) - Paulo Casarin
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Linesmen - tbc

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 7th
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home uniform - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, navy shorts, with white seams and red trim, white socks with navy/red Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 44th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
68th match, W 34 - D 19 - L 15 - F 118 - A 42.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 38 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 100 67 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 25 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 85 1
17 Hoddle, Glenn 30 27 October 1957 M AS Monaco FC, France 52 8
19 Wright, Mark 24 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 22 0
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 68 22
8 Steven, Trevor M., injured off 69th min. 24 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 23 3
9 Beardsley, Peter, off 73rd min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 34 26
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
12 Waddle, Christopher R., on 69th min. (68:32) for Steven            
18 Hateley, Mark W., on 73rd min. (72:45) for Beardsley 26 7 November 1961 CF AS Monaco FC, France 30 9

unused substitutes:

Steve McMahon

team notes:

Peter Shilton becomes England's fourth centurion, following Billy Wright, Bobby Moore and Bobby Charlton
 
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Netherlands Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 6th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Orange v-necked chevron patterned jerseys with white Adidas trim and overlapping collar, orange shorts with orange Adidas trim, orange socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Ruud Gullit, sixteenth captaincy. Manager: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus Michels, 60 (9 February 1928), re-appointed November 1984 (second spell in charge after the 1974 World Cup Finals).
31st match, W 17 - D 8 - L 6 - F 54 - A 18.
Netherlands Lineup
1 van Breukelen, Johannes Franciscus 31 4 October 1956 G Philips Sport Vereniging 37 32 GA
2 van Tiggelen, Adrianus 30 16 June 1957   RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 26 0
17 Rijkaard, Franklin Edmundo 25 30 September 1962   Real Zaragoza, Spain 28 2
4 Koeman, Ronald 25 21 March 1963   Philips Sport Vereniging 25 3
13 Koeman, Erwin 26 20 September 1961   KV Mechelen, Belgium 11 1
6 van Aerle, Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus 25 8 December 1962   Philips Sport Vereniging 8 0
7 Vanenburg, Gerald Mervin, off 62nd min. 24 5 March 1964   Philips Sport Vereniging 24 1
8 Mühren, Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus 37 2 June 1951   Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 20 3
12
van Basten, Marcel, off 86th min. 23 31 October 1964   AC Milan, Italy 21 9
10 (Dil) Gullit, Ruud 25 1 September 1962   AC Milan, Italy 36 11
20 Wouters, Jan 27 17 July 1960   Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 16 1
Netherlands Substitutes
14 Kieft, Willem Cornelis Nicolaas, on 62nd min. (61:12) for Vanenburg 25 12 November 1962   Philips Sport Vereniging 16 7
18 Suvrijn, Wilbert, on 87th min. (86:24) for van Basten 25 26 October 1962   SV Roda Juliana Combinatie Kerkrade 7 0

unused substitutes:

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team notes:

Arnold Mühren's older brother, Gerrie, debuted for Netherlands against England as a substitute in that November 1969 match, and won his second cap, also against England, in the following match, January 1970.
Erwin and Ronald Koeman are brothers.
 
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Marco Van Basten chose this European championship match to reveal to the world that he had developed into one of the great strikers of modern times. He powered Holland into the lead a minute before half-time, and then returned to the scoring stage after Bryan Robson had given England brief hope with a fifty-fourth minute equaliser. As Ruud Gullit pulled the English defence inside out with his clever running and precise passing, Van Basten decided the match with two goals in four minutes to complete a devastating hat-trick and ruin Peter Shilton's 100th international appearance. While desperately disappointed, Bobby Robson had to hold up his hands and admit England had been beaten by a superior side. 'World class,' was his brief but accurate decision to Van Basten.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Voetbalstats.nl
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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