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Sunday, 17 May 1992
International Friendly Match

England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Brazil Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 53,428; Receipts: 1.5million (new British record);
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Gary Lineker (missed penalty 10)
Brazil - Bebeto (20)
England - David Platt (55)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland




Referee (black) - James McCluskey
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Hugh Williamson and William Young.

Reserve Official - William John Norbury, Essex.

Teams presented to The Right Honourable David Mellor Q.C., M.P. The Secretary of State for National Heritage.

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to Chris Woods.

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England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
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: Gary Lineker, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 47 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
20th match, W 12 - D 7 - L 1 - F 30 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 32 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 30 13 GA
2 Stevens, M. Gary 29 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 45 0
3 Dorigo, Anthony, off 62nd min.            
4 Palmer, Carlton L. 26 5 December 1965 M Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 0
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Keown, Martin R. 25 24 July 1966 CD Everton FC 5 1
7 Daley, Anthony M., off 62nd min. 24 18 October 1967 M Aston Villa FC 4 0
8 Steven, Trevor M., off 46th min. 28 21 September 1963 M Olympique de Marseille, France 33 4
9 Platt, David A. 25 10 June 1966 M AS Bari, Italy 28 8
10 Lineker, Gary W. 31 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 76 48
11 Sinton, Andrew, off 46th min. 25 19 March 1966 M Queen's Park Rangers FC 4 0
England Substitutes
17 Rocastle, David C., on 46th min. for Sinton 25 2 May 1967 M Arsenal FC 14 0
12 Webb, Neil J., on 46th min. for Steven 28 30 July 1963 M Manchester United FC 23 3
15 Pearce, Stuart, on 62nd min. for Dorigo 30 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 46 2
16 Merson, Paul C., on 62nd min., for Daley 24 20 March 1968 M Arsenal FC 4 1

unused substitutes:

13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Mark Wright.

team notes:

It is generally recognised that if Lineker had converted his penalty, he would have equalled Bobby Charlton's record tally on 49. However, the same could be said of all of his mis-placed shots and those that were saved.
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Brazil Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Yellow collared Umbro shadowed jerseys with green buttoned-up collar, blue shorts, white socks with yellow hoop and blue Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Rai Manager: Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira, 49 (27 February 1943), appointed in 1991.
Brazil Lineup
1 Carlos     G     GA
2 Winck            
3 Mozer            
4 Ricardo II            
5 Mauro de Silva            
6 Branco            
7 Bebeto            
8 Luis Henrique            
9 Renato            
10 Rai            
11 Valdo            
Brazil Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Sergio, 13-Charles, 14-Celio, 15-Marcio Santos, 16-Roberto Carlos.

team notes:

Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira set a record here by becoming the first manager to coach three different countries against England, having coached Kuwait during the 1982 World Cup Finals against England, and also Saudi Arabia against England in November 1988. HIs third match, he is yet to win.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Gary Lineker, of all people, missed an early penalty and the chance to equal Bobby Charlton's record, and it was an inexperienced Brazilian team that took the lead in the twentieth minute through Bebeto after a mistake by Gary Stevens. David Platt snatched an equaliser ten minutes after half-time as England once again came from behind to save a game.  It was an experimental Brazilian team, rebuilding ready for a challenge for the 1994 World Cup. There was sufficient evidence to suggest they would once again be a force to be reckoned with in the United States, as would England  - surely?

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
News of the World Football Annual 1992-93
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author