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Wednesday, 8 February 1989
International Friendly Match

Greece 1 England 2 [1-1]
 

Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Marousi, Athína
Attendance:
3.364 to 10,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Second half live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson

Greece - Saravakos (penalty 2)
England - Spiros Economopoulos (own goal after Barnes' free-kick hit the bar and then the goalkeepers back 7), Bryan Robson (79)
Match Summary
Greece Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1985-1990

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Greece

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Greece Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 39th to 38th
Colours: Made by Puma - Light blue jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Greece Lineup
1       G     GA
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8              
9              
10              
11              
Greece Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, 49th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
73rd match, W 36 - D 21 - L 16 - F 123 - A 47.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 39 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 103 68 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 29 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 26 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 9 0
4 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 12 2
5              
6 Butcher, Terence I. 30 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 57 3
7 Robson, Bryan 32 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 73 23
8 Rocastle, David C. 21 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 3 0
9 Smith, Alan M., off 78th min. 26 21 November 1962 F Arsenal FC 2 0
10 Lineker, Gary W. 28 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 38 26
11              
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England were shaken by a second minute penalty goal, but cancelled it out seven minutes later when John Barnes guided the ball into the net. It took more than an hour for England to find anything approaching fluency, and then they started to pound away at the Greek defence until the inevitable goal came from Bryan Robson in the seventy-ninth minute. England had clearly lost their pulling power overseas. There were just 6,000 spectators in the huge Olympic Stadium. Robson's goal was a collector's item, a magnificent volley after Lineker had neatly nodded a John Barnes cross into his path.

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