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Wednesday, 19 February 1992
International Friendly Match

England 2 France 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 58,723;
Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Alan Shearer (44), Gary Lineker (74)
 
Results 1990-1995

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Germany

England

Type

France

Referee (black) - Aron Schmidhuber
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Jurgen Aust and Burkard Hufgard.

Reserve Official - Brian J. Foreman, Kent.

Teams presented to Geoff Hurst M.B.E., ex-England striker.

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to Alan Shearer;

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
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: Stuart Pearce, second captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 47 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
16th match, W 11 - D 4 - L 1 - F 24 - A 8.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 32 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 28 10ᵍᵃ
1038 2 Jones, Robert M. 20
106 days
5 November 1971 RB Liverpool FC 1 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 29 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 44 2
1039 4 Keown, Martin R. 25
210 days
24 July 1966 DM Everton FC 1 0
5 Walker, Desmond S. 26 26 November 1965 CD Nottingham Forest FC 39 0
6 Wright, Mark 28 1 August 1963 CD Liverpool FC 41 1
7 Webb, Neil J. 28 30 July 1963 M Manchester United FC 21 3
8 Thomas, Geoffrey R. 27 5 August 1964 M Crystal Palace FC 9 0
final app 1991-92
9 Clough, Nigel H. 25 19 March 1966 RF Nottingham Forest FC 5 0
1040 10 Shearer, Alan 21
190 days
13 August 1970 CF Southampton FC 1 1
11 Hirst, David, off 46th min. 24 7 December 1967 F Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 1
final app 1991-92
England Substitutes
12 Lineker, Gary W., on 46th min. for Hirst 31
 
30 November 1960
 
CF
 
Tottenham Hotspur FC
 
72
 
67 47
5
23rd goal scored by a substitute  

unused substitutes:

13-David Seaman, 14-David Batty, 15-Matthew Le Tissier, 16-Lee Dixon.

substitute notes:

Lineker's goal is the eighth goal by a substitute at Wembley. 23rd overall. He became the oldest, the most experienced player and the player with most goals already scored before his solitary substitute goal.
Tottenham Hotspur FC have now provided a record 34 players as England substitutes.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 3rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue collared v-necked jerseys, with white shoulder panels and adjoining red enlarged stitching effect, red/white/blue Adidas trim, blue sleeves with red underarms, white shorts with red/blue Adidas trim, red socks with blue tops and white trim.
Capt: Manuel Amoros Manager: Michel François Platini, 36 (21 June 1955), appointed 1 November 1988,
23rd match, W 15 - D 4 - L 4 - F 45 - A 20.
France Lineup
1 Rousset, Gilles 28 22 August 1963 G Olympique lyonnais 2 2ᵍᵃ
final app 1990-92
2 Amoros, Manuel 31 1 February 1961 RB Olympique de Marseille 77 1
most apps 1992
3 Angloma, Jocelyn 26 7 August 1965
in Les Abymes, Guadelope
LB Olympique de Marseille 7 0
4 Boli, Basile 25 2 January 1967
in Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire
CD Olympique de Marseille 32 1
5 Blanc, Laurent R. 26 19 November 1965 CD SSC Napoli SpA, Italy 20 4
6 Casoni, Bernard 30 4 September 1961 CD Olympique de Marseille 21 0
7 Deschamps, Didier C. 23 15 October 1968 M Olympique de Marseille 18 0
8 Fernández Toledo, Luis M., off 71st min. 32 2 October 1959
in Tarifa, Spain
M AS de Cannes Football 54 6
9 Papin, Jean-Pierre 28 5 November 1963 F Olympique de Marseille 33 17
10 Perez, Christian, off 71st min. 28 13 May 1963 M Paris Saint-Germain FC 16 2
11 Cantona, Éric D.P. 25 24 May 1966 M Leeds United AFC, England 21 12
France Substitutes
13 Durand, Jean-Philippe, on 71st min. for Fernandez 31 11 November 1960 M Olympique de Marseille 17 0
15 Simba, Amara, on 71st min. for Perez 30 23 December 1961
in Dakar, Senegal
F Paris Saint-Germain FC 3 2
final app 1991-92

unused substitutes:

12-Franck Silvestre, 14-Christophe Cocard, 16-Pascal Olmeta.

team notes:

This is France's first defeat in twenty matches, lasting three years (W 16 - D 3).
Manuel Amoros and Luis Fernandez played for France the last time these two countries met, in 1984.
Amoros overtakes Maxime Bossis to become France's record appearance holder.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

France came to Wembley hailed as the new wonder team of Europe after a run of nineteen matches without defeat, but they were sent crashing by an England team producing their finest performance since Graham Taylor became manager. Alan Shearer illuminated his debut with a well-taken goal a minute before half-time, swiveling to guide the ball into the net after Mark Wright had flicked on a Nigel Clough centre. The goal boosted England's confidence, and they were always looking the superior side in the second-half against a smooth but punchless French team that had not been beaten for three years. Graham Lineker, who had announced that he was retiring from international football after the European championship finals, joined the game as a substitute and collected his forty-seventh goal in the seventy-fourth minute to knock the heart out of Michel Platini's highly regarded team. Rob Jones and Martin Keown made their debuts along with Shearer.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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

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CG