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Saturday, 18 June 1988
European Championships 1988 Finals Group Two, match five/six

England 1 USSR 3 [1-2]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
USSR Squad

Waldstadion, Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, West Germany
Attendance: 48,335;
Kick-off: 3.30pm local, tbc BST

USSR - Aleinikov (3), Mikhailichenko (28), Pasulko (77)
England - Tony Adams (15)
 
Results 1985-1990

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

USSR

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, 45th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
69th match, W 34 - D 19 - L 16 - F 119 - A 45.
England Lineup
13 Woods, Christopher C.E. 28 14 November 1959 G Rangers FC, Scotland 13 4 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Everton FC 26 0
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 29 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 86 1
15 McMahon, Stephen, off 55th min. 26 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 4 0
5 Watson, David 26 20 November 1961 CD Everton FC 12 0
6              
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 69 22
8 Steven, Trevor M. 24 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 24 3
17 Hoddle, Glenn 30 27 October 1957 M AS Monaco FC, France 53 8
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 69th min. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 35 26
11              
England Substitutes
4 Webb, Neil J., on 55th min. for McMahon 24 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 9 1
18 Hateley, Mark W., on 72nd min. 26 7 November 1961 CF AS Monaco FC, France 31 9

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against USSR in May and June 1958.
Tony Adams becomes the youngest England goalscorer at a European Championship Finals match, aged 21 years and 252 days. Taking two years off the record set by Ray Wilkins in 1980.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

USSR Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 1st
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked chevron patterned jerseys with white Adidas trim and overlapping collar, white shorts with red Adidas trim/hem, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi, 49 (6 January 1939)
USSR Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
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7              
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10              
11              
USSR Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Russians rushed into a third minute lead and compounded England's misery by handing them their third successive victory in the European championship tournament.  A Tony Adams goal pulled England level in the fifteenth minute, but the Russians regained the lead thirteen minutes later and wrapped up the game with a third goal thirteen minutes from the final whistle. Gary Lineker's lethargic performances were more easily understood when it was diagnosed that he was suffering from hepatitis. Bobby Robson survived another campaign by the tabloid press for his head. Questions were even asked in the House by MPs who felt new leadership was the answer to England's problems.

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