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658 vs. Republic of Ireland
659 vs. Netherlands

661 vs. Belgium ~ 662 vs. Cameroon
663 vs. West Germany ~ 664 vs. Italy

Thursday, 21 June 1990
World Cup 1990 Finals First Phase Group F, match five/six

England 1 Egypt 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Egypt Squad

Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna, Italy
Attendance: 34,959 tickets sold;
Kick-off: 9.00pm local, 8.00pm BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

England - Mark Wright (58)
England - Peter Beardsley
Egypt - Abdel Ghani, I. Hassan
Results 1985-1990

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Match Summary

Officials from Switzerland




Referee (-) - K. Roethlisberger
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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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: Peter Shilton, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
91st match, W 45 - D 29 - L 17 - F 148 - A 55.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 121 75 GA
12 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 7 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 27 1
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 2
14 Wright, Mark 26 1 August 1963 CD Derby County FC 26 1
16 McMahon, Stephen 28 20 August 1961 M Liverpool FC 14 0
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 54 32
England Substitutes
9 Beardsley, Peter, on 84th min. for Bull            
17 Platt, David A., on 86th min. for Waddle 24 10 June 1966 M Aston Villa FC 7 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Peter Shilton extends his tally both as England record appearance holder and world record appearance holder.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Egypt Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 36th to 39th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim and white overlapping collar/underarm panel, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager:  
Egypt Lineup
1       G     GA
Egypt Substitutes

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Mark Wright's first goal in international football catapulted England into the second phase of World Cup '90 and slammed shut the door on an Egyptian team that got the desserts their negative approach deserved. Egypt played with just the one ambition of stopping England from scoring, and  they tried to strangle the life out of the game with aggravating time-wasting tactics. England were reduced to ten men when Wright scored his dramatic goal in the fifty-ninth minute. Des Walker was lying on the perimeter of the pitch having treatment to a leg injury when England were awarded a free kick out near the left touchline midway into Egypt's half. Paul Gascoigne floated a high kick tantalisingly into the packed Egyptian penalty area. It hung long enough in the air to tempt goalkeeper Ahmed Shubeir off his line, and he was stranded as the tall figure of Wright rose above all those around him. He connected with a glancing header and the ball flicked into the net off defender Hesham Yakan.

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