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al-Arabiyah as-Sa'udiyah

 

 
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Wednesday, 16 November 1988
International Friendly Match

Saudi Arabia 1 England 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Saudi Arabia Squad
England Squad

King Fahd II International Stadium, Al Maizilah, Riyadh
Attendance:
8,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC 2 (UK) -
Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

Saudi Arabia - Majed Abdullah (15)
England - Tony Adams (54)
 
Results 1985-1990

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Saudi Arabia

Type

England

Referee (black) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Saudi Arabia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 82nd to 81st
Colours: Made by Adidas - White v-necked jerseys with green collar, green shorts with white Adidas trim, white socks.
Capt:   Manager: Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira, 45 (27 February 1943 in Brazil), appointed in 1988.
Saudi Arabia Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9 Abdullah, Majed            
10              
11              
Saudi Arabia Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira coached Kuwait during the 1982 World Cup Finals against England.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th to 9th
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, 48th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
72nd match, W 35 - D 21 - L 16 - F 121 - A 46.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 25 19 September 1963 G Queen's Park Rangers FC 1 1 GA
2 Sterland, Melvyn 27 1 October 1961 RB Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 26 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 8 0
4 Thomas, Michael L., off 81st min. 21 24 August 1967 M Arsenal FC 1 0
5 Adams, Tony     CD      
6 Pallister, Gary A. 23 30 June 1965 CD Middlesbrough FC 2 0
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 72 22
8 Rocastle, David C. 21 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 2 0
9 Beardsley, Peter, off 68th min.            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 37 26
11 Waddle, Christopher, off 81st min.            
England Substitutes
1? Smith, Alan M., on 68th min. for Beardsley 25 21 November 1962 F Arsenal FC 1 0
1? Gascoigne, Paul J., on 81st min. for Waddle 21 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 1
15 Marwood, Brian, on 81st min. for Thomas 28 5 February 1960 M Arsenal FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

It took a fifty-fourth minute equaliser from Tony Adams to save England from the embarrassment of defeat in a match that many considered was an unnecessary fixture in England's international calendar. Sheffield Wednesday right-back Mel Sterland won his one and only England cap, and Brian Marwood's England career lasted just nine minutes when he followed Arsenal clubmate Alan Smith on as a substitute to bring the Highbury contingent to five players including goalkeeper David Seaman. The result inspired another anti-Robson headline: 'In the name of Allah go!'

                                                 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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