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Wednesday, 28 April 1993
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 2 Netherlands 2 [2-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Netherlands Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 73,163;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - John Barnes (free-kick 1), David Platt (from a rebound following a Ferdinand shot 24)
Netherlands - Dennis Bergkamp (volleyed over Woods from a Wouters chip 34), van Vossen (penalty 85)
Netherlands - De Wolf
England - Martin Keown (66)
Results 1990-1995

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


Match Summary

Officials from Denmark




Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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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, third captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
30th match, W 16 - D 11 - L 3 - F 49 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 33 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 40 20 GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Keown, Martin R. 26 24 July 1966 CD Arsenal FC 10 1
Keown cautioned in the 66th min. for tripping up a sprinting Overmars
4 Palmer, Carlton L. 27 5 December 1965 CM Sheffield Wednesday FC 13 1
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt, David A. 26 10 June 1966 M Juventus FC SpA, Italy 38 18
8 Gascoigne, Paul J., off 25 27 May 1967 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 25 5
9 Ferdinand, Leslie            
10 Barnes, John            
11 Ince, Paul            
England Substitutes
14 Merson, Paul C., on 46th min. 24 20 March 1968 M Arsenal FC 10 1

unused substitutes:

12-Nigel Cough, 13-David Seaman, 15-Lee Sharpe, 16-Teddy Sheringham.
(Clough was kitted and ready to come on for Ince after he was injured following a collision with de Boer.  The substitute card was almost held up before Ince's insistence that he could carry on...)
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Netherlands Team



FIFA (December 1992) 7th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: Made by Lotto - Orange collared jerseys with shadowed dutch lions and white collar/cuffs with red/blue trim, white shorts, orange socks with white trim.
Capt: Jan Wouters Manager: Dirk Nicolaas Advocaat, 45 (27 September 1947).
Netherlands Lineup
1 De Goey     G     GA
2 Blind            
3 de Boer            
4 Wouters, Jan            
5 Witschge            
6 Winter            
7 Bergkamp, Dennis            
8 Rikjaard, Frank            
9 Bosman            
10 Gullit, Ruud            
11 Overmars, Marc            
Netherlands Substitutes
14 De Wolf            
De Wolf cautioned for a scything tackle on Merson
12 van Vossen            

unused substitutes:

13-Sonny Silooy, 15-Marciano Vink, 16-Theodorus Snelders.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England squandered a two-goal lead after taking command of this World Cup qualifier with an impressive display of football matching anything previously produced under Graham Taylor. John Barnes scored with a ferocious first-minute free-kick, and David Platt added number two in he twenty-fourth minute. Holland struck back ten minutes later with a glorious goal by Dennis Bergkamp, who threatened to break the net with a magnificent volley. England were not so effective after the departure of the injured Paul Gascoigne, and Walker clumsily conceded a penalty in the eighty-fifth minute when he tugged the shirt of Dutch dangerman Marc Overmars. Van Vossen slotted home the spot-kick to rob England of a precious point. Suddenly England's World Cup life was looking in danger.

Source Notes

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