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Saturday, 2 June 1990
World Cup warm-up Match

Tunisia 1 England 1 [1-0]


Match Summary
Tunisia Squad
England Squad

Stade Olympique El Menzah, Charguia, Tunis
Attendance: 25,000; Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

Tunisia - Abdelhamid Hergal (forty-yard looping shot over Shilton from a poor Gascoigne backpass 26)
England - Steve Bull (six-yard stooping header from a Barnes cross 89 88:53)
Results 1985-1990

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & 47:00).


Match Summary

Officials from Algeria




Referee (black) - Rachid Medjiba
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Linesmen - tbc

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Tunisia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 86th to 85th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/collar/cuffs/pining/shoulder and underarm panels, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Tarak Dhiab Manager: Ridha Akacha, deputisng for Mrad Mahjoub
Tunisia Lineup
1 Ezzitouni, Boubaker     G     GA
13 Madjebi, Mohammed            
18 Herichi, Taoufik            
4 Khemiri, Sami, off 82nd min.            
5 Ali Mahjoubi, Mohamed            
6 Ben Neji, Ali            
7 Rouissi, Lotfi            
8 Sellimi, Samr            
15 Ben Yahia, Khaled            
10 Dhiab, Tarak            
17 Hergal, Abdelhamid, off 46th min.            
Tunisia Substitutes
2 Dermesh, Fahd, on 46th min. for Hergal            
9 Farah, Rashid, on 82nd min. for Khemiri            

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
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, 61st captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
88th match, W 44 - D 27 - L 17 - F 146 - A 54.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 118 74 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 27 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 39 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 24 1
18 Hodge, Steven, off 62nd min.            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Butcher, Terence I., off 62nd min. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 72 3
7 Robson, Bryan 33 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 85 26
8 Waddle, Christopher, off 80th min.            
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 2
10 Lineker, Gary W., off 80th min. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 51 31
11 Barnes, John            
England Substitutes
scoreline: Tunisia 1 England 0
9 Beardsley, Peter, on 62nd min. for Hodge            
14 Wright, Mark, on 62nd min. for Butcher 26 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 24 0
17 Platt, David A., on 80th min. for Waddle 23 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 5 0
21 Bull, Steven, on 80th min. for Lineker            
scoreline: Tunisia 1 England 1

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England's final warm-up match before the World Cup finals almost proved too hot for them. Steve Bull saved them from an unnerving defeat with a headed last-minute equaliser. Tunis had taken a shock first-half lead when Hergal accepted a miscued pass from Paul Gascoigne and astonished everybody, particularly Peter Shilton, with a volley from thirty-five yards. England looked lethargic and hardly in the mood for the World Cup challenge that lay ahead of them. 'Don't read too much into it,' said Bobby Robson. 'This was just a limbering up game. The matches that matter will be played in Italy.' Robson knew that his England reign was nearly over. He had quietly negotiated a contract back in club management with PSV Eindhoven. The English press would have a new man to kick in the shape of Graham Taylor.

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