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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     G     GA
2 Stevens, Gary            
3 Dorigo, Anthony            
4 Palmer, Carlton            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Keown, Martin            
7 Daley, Anthony            
8 Steven, Trevor            
9 Platt, David            
10 Lineker, Gary            
11 Sinton, Andrew            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Neil Webb, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Mark Wright, 15-Stuart Pearce, 16-Paul Merson.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


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:  
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.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    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