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Wednesday, 11 October 1989
World Cup 1990 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

Poland 0 England 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
Poland Squad
England Squad

Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów
Attendance: 32,423; Kick-off: 5.00pm local, tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain




Referee (-) - Soriano Aladren
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Poland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 21st
Colours: Made by Adidas - White collared jerseys with red Adidas trim/collar/shoulder panels, red shorts with white Adidas trim/hem, white socks with red Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Poland Lineup
1       G     GA
Poland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
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, 56th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 56 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
81st match, W 40 - D 25 - L 16 - F 136 - A 48.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 111 69 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 26 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 35 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 27 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 17 0
4 McMahon, Stephen 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 7 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 30 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 65 3
7 Robson, Bryan 32 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 80 24
8 Rocastle, David C. 22 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 9 0
10 Lineker, Gary W. 28 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 44 29

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Almost sixteen years to the day England had drawn with Poland at Wembley in a World Cup match in which only a victory would do. Peter Shilton had been in goal then, and here he was again at the age of forty playing to the peak of his ability as England battled for the point that would guarantee their place in the World Cup finals. Shilton was beaten only once when a thirty-yard shot rattled his crossbar in the last minute. Thanks largely to Shilts, England had completed their six-match qualifying programme without conceding a single goal. The press were off Bobby Robson's back. He had again guided England to the World Cup finals. 'I have ignored all the flak,' Robson said, 'but I just wish the people writing the rubbish would stop and think for a second what effect it has on those nearest and dearest to the person being vilified. What I have found unforgivable is the intrusions into my private life and stories that are rarely substantiated by any facts.' Robson was referring to articles linking him with extra-marital affairs, allegations that hurt him much more than the headlines calling for his dismissal.

Source Notes

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