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Saturday, 16 June 1990
World Cup 1990 Finals First Phase Group F, match three

Netherlands 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Netherlands Squad
England Squad

Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna, Italy
Attendance: 35,267 tickets sold; Kick-off: 9.00pm local, 8.00pm BST
Live on BBC (England and Wales) -
Commentator: John Motson and Trevor Brooking

 
no yellow or red cards
Results 1985-1990

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Yugoslavia

Netherlands

Type

England

Referee (-) - Zoran Petrovic
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
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Netherlands Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Orange v-necked collared jersey with white Adidas trim/overlapping collar, white shorts with orange Adidas trim, orange socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Ruud Gullit, 25th captaincy. Manager: Leo Beenhakker, 47 (2 August 1942), appointed May 1990 for the World Cup Finals (second spell in charge after February 1985 to May 1986).
eleventh match, W 6 - D 3 - L 2 - F 18 - A 8.
Netherlands Lineup
1 van Breukelen, Johannes Franciscus 33 4 October 1956 G Philips Sport Vereniging 54 42 GA
2 van Aerle, Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus 27 8 December 1962 RB Philips Sport Vereniging 24 0
3 Rijkaard, Franklin Edmundo 27 30 September 1962 CD AC Milan, Italy 44 3
4 Koeman, Ronald 27 21 March 1963 CD FC Barcelona, Spain 45 9
5 van Tiggelen, Adrianus 33 16 June 1957 LB RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 42 0
6 Wouters, Jan 29 17 July 1960 CM Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 32 3
17 Gillhaus, Johannes Paulus 26 5 November 1963 LF Aberdeen FC, Scotland 3 2
14 van't Schip, Johannes Nicolaas, off 74th min. 26 30 December 1963
in Fort Saint John, Canada
RF Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 23 2
9 van Basten, Marcel 25 31 October 1964 CF AC Milan, Italy 37 15
10 (Dil) Gullit, Ruud 27 1 September 1962 RM AC Milan, Italy 46 13
11 Witschge, Richard Peter 20 20 September 1969 LM Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 6 0
Netherlands Substitutes
12 Kieft, Willem Cornelis Nicolaas, on 74th min. for van't Schip 27 12 November 1962   Philips Sport Vereniging 29 10

unused substitutes:

-
 
4-3-3 van Breukelen -
van Aerle, Rijkaard, Koeman, van Tiggelen -
Gullit, Wouters, Witschge -
van't Schip
(Kieft), van Basten, Gillhaus.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, 63rd captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
90th match, W 44 - D 29 - L 17 - F 147 - A 55.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 120 75 GA
12 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 6 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 26 1
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 CM Tottenham Hotspur FC 13 2
14 Wright, Mark 26 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 25 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 31 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Rangers FC, Scotland 74 3
7 Robson, Bryan, off 64th min. 33 11 January 1957 CM Manchester United FC 87 26
  Walker, Des     CD      
  Waddle     LM      
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 53 32
11 Barnes, John     RM      
England Substitutes
21 Bull, Steven, on 58th min. for Waddle            
17 Platt, David A., on 64th min. for Robson 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 6 0

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally as record appearance holder and breaks the world record appearance total overtaking fellow keeper, Northern Ireland's Pat Jennings.
 
5-4-1 Shilton -
Parker, Butcher, Wright, Walker, Pearce -
Barnes, Robson
(Platt), Gascoigne, Waddle (Bull) -
Lineker.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England produced a world-class performance using the sweeper system that Bobby Robson had virtually ignored throughout his reign as England manager. The player he chose for the sweeping job was Derby central defender Mark Wright, who was recalled for his first international since England's defeat by Holland in the European Championships. This was the match in which Paul Gascoigne came of age as an international player. He strode around the centre stage as if he owned it, and some of his forward surges and his passes were exceptional in their quality and execution. One twisting turn on the ball when he foxed two Dutch defenders in the second half was out of the Johan Cruyff school of skill. England were always that little bit sharper and hungrier for the ball, and David Platt proved himself made for the World Cup stage when he came on as substitute for injured skipper Bryan Robson.  There was a dramatic climax when Stuart Pearce drove a late free kick from out on the right wide of the Dutch defensive wall and straight into the net past diving goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen. Celebration of a winning goal was cut short when the referee made it clear that he had awarded an indirect free kick. The ball could only have missed the fingers of van Breukelen by inches. England came that close to what would have been a richly deserved win.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Voetbalstats.nl
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

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CG