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San Marino


691 vs. Turkey
693 vs. Turkey

Wednesday, 17 February 1993
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 6 San Marino 0 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
San Marino Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 51,154;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - David Platt (13, 24, 67, 83), Carlton Palmer (78), Les Ferdinand (86)
England - David Platt (missed penalty 88)
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Luxembourg



San Marino

Referee (black) - R. Philippi
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - J. Poggi and G. Valerius.

Reserve Official - A. Hainer.

Teams presented to Nat Lofthouse, ex-England player.

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to David Platt.
Bobby Moore made his last ever public appearance here.

  Goal Attempts 0
  Attempts on Target 0
  Hit Bar/Post 0
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  

England Team



FIFA (December 1992) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1993 Umbro home uniform - White collared shadowed zig-zag jersey with navy collar/red trim, navy shadowed zig-zag shorts with red hem, white socks with navy tops/red trim.
Capt: David Platt, first captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
28th match, W 15 - D 10 - L 3 - F 45 - A 19.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher     G     GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Dorigo, Anthony            
4 Palmer, Carlton            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt.David            
8 Gascoigne, Paul            
9 Ferdinand, Les         1 1
10 Barnes, John            
11 Batty, David            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Nigel Clough, 13-David Seaman, 14-Paul Merson, 15-Trevor Steven, 16-Andy Sinton
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


San Marino Team



FIFA (December 1992) n/a
EFO ranking

ELO rating 184th
Colours: Made by Admiral - Sky blue collared jerseys with darker blue/white diagonal trim, white shorts with sky blue sides, sky blue socks with white trim.
Capt: Massimo Bonini Manager: Giorgio Leoni
San Marino Lineup
1 Benedettini, Pier Luigi     G     GA
2 Muccioli, Bruno            
3 Gennari, Mirco            
4 Zanotti, Loris            
5 Canti, Claudio            
6 Guerra, William            
7 Manzaroli, Pierangelo            
8 Mazza, Marco            
9 Bacciocchi, Nicola            
10 Bonini, Massimo            
11 Francini, Fabio            
San Marino Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Stefano Muccioli, 13-Paulo Mazza, 14-Ivan Matteoni, 15-Oscar Pasolin, 16-Luca Bizzocchi.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Four goals from David Platt lifted England to a satisfactory rather than stunning victory against a mediocre team of part-time professionals who came only to defend in this World Cup qualifier. Platt, an inspiring skipper in place of the injured Stuart Pearce, had the chance to equal the individual England five-goal record but his eighty-eighth minute penalty was superbly saved. Platt's goals came in the thirteenth, twenty-fourth, sixty-seventh and eighty-third minutes. Carlton Palmer scored with a diving header in the seventy-eighth minute and Les Ferdinand marked his international debut with England's sixth goal in the eighty-sixth minute. Paul Gascoigne was strangely subdued in midfield and John Barnes, recalled after a long injury-forced lay-off, had a personal nightmare with the frustrated England fans jeering and booing him almost every time he touched the ball. Much of the taunting from the crowd seemed racist in its content and would not be tolerated today.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
News of the World Football Anuual 1994-95
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author