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Wednesday, 31 March 1993
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two qualification match

Turkey 0 England 2 [0-2]


Match Summary
Turkey Squad
England Squad

Atatürk Stadyumu, Konak, İzmir
Attendance: 60,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - David Platt (6), Paul Gascoigne (44)
Results 1990-1995

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


Match Summary

Officials from Italy




Referee (black) - Fabio Baldas
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Giueppe Scalcione and Tullio Manfredini.

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Turkey Team



FIFA (December 1992) n/a
EFO ranking

ELO rating 66th to 67th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow striped jerseys with white hoop/collar, red shorts, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Unal Karaman Manager: Joseph Piontek
Turkey Lineup
1 Engin     G     GA
2 Recep            
3 Ogun            
4 Ali            
5 Tungay            
6 Bulent            
7 Feyyaz            
8 Unal            
9 Mehmet            
10 Oguz            
11 Orhan            
Turkey Substitutes
12 Hayrettin            
14 Hami            

unused substitutes:

13-Serhat, 15-Ali Nail, 16-Hakan.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


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, second captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
29th match, W 16 - D 10 - L 3 - F 47 - A 19.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher     G     GA
2 Dixon, Lee     RB      
3 Sinton, Andrew     LB      
4 Palmer, Carlton     M      
5 Walker, Desmond     CD      
6 Adams, Tony     CD      
7 Platt, David     M      
8 Gascoigne, Paul     M      
9 Barnes, John     F      
10 Wright, Ian     F      
11 Ince, Paul     M/RB      
England Substitutes
12 Clough, Nigel            
15 Sharpe, Lee            

unused substitutes:

13-David Seaman, 14-Gary Pallister, 16-John Beresford.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A sixth minute goal by David Platt, his tenth in ten internationals, put England on the road to a courage-carved victory in this rough and tough World Cup qualifying match in front of a hostile crowd. England's players had to show tremendous character as the Turkish fans aimed coins, bottles and fireworks at them from the terraces. A looping header by Paul Gascoigne a minute before half-time gave England a commanding lead that they had to battle to protect against a Turkish team trying to score their first ever goal in eight meetings. Lee Dixon was brutally kicked out of the match, and Paul Ince switched from midfield to take his place at right-back to allow Nigel Clough into the game as a substitute. Tony Adams was a source of strength and inspiration in the middle of the England defence, and John Barnes regained his dignity with a battling performance.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author