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Tuesday, 22 May 1990
International Friendly Match

England 1 Uruguay 2 [0-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Uruguay Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 38,751;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on BSB The Sports Channel (UK) -
Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

Uruguay - Ostolaza (27), J.Perdomo (long free-kick 62)
England - John Barnes (51)
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (-) - Pietro D'Elia
x (-).

Linesmen - Rossario Lo Bello and Carlo Longhi

Reserve official - R.L. Tye, Essex

Teams presented to Mr A.D. McMullen, M.B.E., F.A. Vice-Chairman.

Match preceded by England U17 vs. France U17.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro away uniform - Red collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/white cuffs, white shorts with red/blue triangle, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Bryan Robson, sixtieth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
87th match, W 44 - D 26 - L 17 - F 145 - A 53.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 117 73 GA
2 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 5 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 23 1
4 Hodge, Stephen, off 77th min.            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 71 3
7 Robson, Bryan 33 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 84 26
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 22 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 2
9 Waddle, Christopher            
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 77th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 50 31
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
12 Beardsley, Peter, on 77th min. for Hodge            
17 Bull, Steven, on 77th min. for Lineker            

unused substitutes:

13-Chris Woods, 14-Steve McMahon, 15-Gary Stevens, 16-Trevor Steven, 18-Tony Dorigo.

team notes:

This match ended England's seventeen match unbeaten run (10 wins, 7 draws) since the 1988 European Championship Finals.
Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder.
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Uruguay Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 13th to 10th
Colours: Made by Puma - Sky blue v-necked shadow pinstriped jerseys with white collar/cuffs/broad trim, black shorts with sky blue broad trim, black socks with skyblue tops.
Capt: Francescoli Manager: Oscar Washington Tabarez, 43, appointed 1988;
Uruguay Lineup
12 Pereira     G     GA
2 Gutierrez            
3 De Leon            
4 Herrara            
5 Perdomo            
6 Dominguez            
7 Alzamendi            
8 Ostolaza            
9 Francescoli            
10 Paz            
11 Sosa, off 80th min.            
Uruguay Substitutes
19 Martinez, Sergio, on 80th min. for Sosa            

unused substitutes:

13-Daniel Revelez, 14-Jose Pintos Saldanha, 15-Gabriel Correa, 16-Pablo Bengoeohea, 17-Carlos Aguilera, 18-Daniel Fonseca, 20-William Castro, 21-Edison Saurez, 22-Javier Zeoli.

team notes:

Perdomo's winning free-kick was the fifteenth direct free-kick England have conceded. The first time they have conceded two goals from direct free-kicks in the same season.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Uruguay ended England's undefeated run in what was their final Wembley match before the World Cup finals. Peter Shilton was beaten by a powerful  header in the first-half and a swerving free-kick in the second-half, the two goals sandwiching an impressive strike by John Barnes following an audacious fifty-yard pass by Paul Gascoigne. Gary Lineker got a slight knock and was replaced in what was his fiftieth international appearance by Steve Bull. It was not the ideal way to prepare for the World Cup, but Bobby Robson announced that he was happy with the overall performance. 'If the accuracy of our finishing had matched our approach work we would have won comfortably,' he said. 'The spirit in  our camp is excellent, and we go to Italy quietly confident that we can do even better than in Mexico four years ago.'

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
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