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Wednesday, 25 April 1990
International Friendly Match

England 4 Czechoslovakia 2 [2-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Czechoslovakia Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 21,342;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) -
Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

Czechoslovakia - Tomas Skuhravý (10), Lubos Kubík (free-kick 80).
England - Steve Bull (17, 55), Stuart Pearce (23), Paul Gascoigne (89).
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Michel Girard
x (-).

Linesmen - R. Harrel and M. Nounet

Reserve official - B.A. Wiggington, Gloucestershire

Teams presented to Mr Billy Wright, C.B.E., F.A. Honorary Member, ex-England captain.

Match preceded by England U18 vs. Czechoslovakia U18.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 5th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 59th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
85th match, W 43 - D 26 - L 16 - F 143 - A 51.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L., off 46th min. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 115 71 GA
2 Dixon, Lee         1 0
3 Pearce, Stuart, off 46th min. 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 21 1
4 Steven, Trevor M. 26 21 September 1963 M Rangers FC, Scotland 26 3
5 Walker, Desmond, off 46th min.            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 69 3
7 Robson, Bryan, off 75th min. 33 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 83 26
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 22 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 2
9 Bull, Steven            
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 48 30
11 Hodge, Stephen            
England Substitutes
13 Seaman, David A., on 46th min. for Shilton 26 19 September 1963 G Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 2 GA
12 Dorigo, Anthony, on 46th min. for Pearce            
14 Wright, Mark, on 46th min. for Walker 26 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 23 0
15 McMahon, Stephen, on 75th min. for Robson 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 11 0

unused substitutes:

16-David Rocastle, 17-David Platt, 18-Tony Daley.

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder.
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Czechoslovakia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 16th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red crew necked jerseys with white sleeves/overlapping collar and black Adidas trim, white shorts with red pinstripes and Adidas trim, blue socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Czechoslovakia Lineup
1 Miklosko     G     GA
2 Bielik, Julius            
3 Straka, off 68th min.            
4 Hasek            
5 Kocian            
6 Kinier            
7 Bilek, Michal            
8 Kubík, Lubos            
9 Knoflicek, off 60th min.            
10 Skuhravy, off 71st min.            
11 Moravcik            
Czechoslovakia Substitutes
16 Griga, Stanislav, on 60th min. for Knoflicek            
12 Kadlec, Miroslav, on 68th min. for Straka            
14 Weiss, Vladimir, on 71st min. for Skuhravy            

unused substitutes:

15-Ladislav Pecko, 22-Jan Stejskal.

team notes:

Lubos Kubík's consolation free-kick was the fourteenth direct free-kick England have conceded.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Paul Gascoigne took hold of this game by the scruff of the neck and showed what an exciting prospect he was after the Czechs had startled England by taking an early lead. Gazza laid on two goals for Steve Bull, another for Stuart Pearce and then in the final moments added a fourth goal himself with a thumping left foot shot into the roof of the net. Bobby Robson knew that he had a shining diamond of a player in Gazza, but a diamond with a flaw. He said of his fellow Geordie, 'The lad is a brilliant footballer but as daft as a brush.' Gazza was to give many examples to support the description.

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