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Tuesday, 23 May 1989
Rous Cup 1989, match one

England 0 Chile 0 [0-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 15,628;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Record Wembley low attendance because of the local London tube strike.

  Match Summary
England Squad
Chile Squad
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Erik Fredriksson,
x (x), Sweden, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Alex Ponnet, Belgium and Michel Vautrot, France.

Reserve Official - A. Bennett, Sheffield & Hallamshire.

Teams presented to Ron Greenwood, C.B.E., ex-England manager.

This match was preceded by the England ladies vs. Sweden ladies.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th to 11th
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home jersey - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, white shorts, with navy seams and red trim, red socks with navy/white Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 52nd captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 56 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
76th match, W 38 - D 22 - L 16 - F 130 - A 47.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 39 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 106 68 GA
2 Parker, Paul A. 25 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 2 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 27 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 12 0
4 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 M Nottingham Forest FC 15 2
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 30 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 60 3
7 Robson, Bryan 32 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 76 24
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 21 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 1
9 Clough, Nigel         1 0
10 Fashanu, John, injured off 71st min.         1 0
11 Waddle, Christopher            
England Substitutes
15 Cottee, Anthony R., on 71st min. for Fashanu 23 11 July 1965 F Everton FC 6 0

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Stevens, 13-David Seaman, 14-Mark Wright, 16-Dennis Wise.

team notes:

Peter Shilton equals Bobby Charlton's tally of 106 caps, to become equal-second in the list, still two behind Bobby Moore.
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Chile Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 26th to 25th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/collar/cuffs, blue shorts with white Adidas trim, white socks.
Capt: Roberto Rojas Head Coach: Orlando Araveno, appointed 1987.
Chile Lineup
1 Rojas, Roberto G GA
2 Reyes, Patricio
16 Hurtado, Osvaldo
4 Contreras, Leonal
5 Gonzalez, Hugo
6 Pizarro, Jaime
7 Rubio, Hugo
8 Ormeno, Raul
14 Espinoza, Ruben
10 Covarrubias, Juan
11 Astengo, Fernando
Chile Substitutes
9 Letelier, Juan Carlos            
13 Vera, Jaime            

unused substitutes:

12-Marco Cornez, 15-Juvenal Olmos, 18-Alejandro Hisis.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

An experimental England team featuring new caps Nigel Clough and John Fashanu struggled to break down a resolute Chilean defence. There was a graveyard atmosphere at Wembley for this Rous Cup match, with a tube train strike helping to keep the attendance down to an all-time low for an England international at Wembley of just 15,628. Fashanu, the first Wimbledon player to be capped by England, limped off after seventy minutes. His only other England appearance would last just thirty minutes.  Nigel Clough's call up completed the first father-and-son double act -following his two-cap dad, Brian - since George Eastham followed George senior into the England team. Paul Parker played his first full game.

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