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Wednesday, 8 September 1993
World Cup 1994 UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 3 Poland 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Poland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 70,220;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Les Ferdinand (5), Paul Gascoigne (volley 49), Stuart Pearce (free-kick 53)
Poland - Dariusz Adamchuk
England - Paul Gascoigne
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Belgium




Referee (black) - Frans Van Den Wijngaert
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Marc Van Den Broeck and Robert Surkijn.

Reserve Official - Fernand Meese.

Teams presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, F.A. President & Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent.
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England Team



FIFA (8 August 1993) 11th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 13th to 12th
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: Stuart Pearce, seventh captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 48 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
36th match, W 17 - D 13 - L 6 - F 55 - A 29.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Jones, Robert            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Sharpe, Lee            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary            
7 Platt, David            
8 Gascoigne, Paul            
9 Ferdinand, Leslie            
10 Wright, Ian            
11 Ince, Paul            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Des Walker, 13-Chris Woods, 14-Andrew Sinton, 15-Nigel Clough, 16-Teddy Sheringham.

teamsheet notes:

The original teamsheet states that Pallister wore 5, and Adams wore 6.
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Poland Team



FIFA (8 August 1993) 20th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 23rd to 24th
Colours: Made by Lotto - Red v-necked collared jerseys with two large white broad inverted 'L' on shoulders and white collars trimmed with red, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Jan Furtok - teamsheet says Roman Kosecki Manager:  
Poland Lineup
1 Bako, Jaroslaw     G     GA
2 Czachowski, Piotr            
3 Kozminksi, Marek            
4 Lesiak, Andrzej            
5 Adamczuk, Dariusz            
Adamchuk cautioned for felling Les Ferdinand, Pearce scored from the resultant free-kick
6 Kosecki, Roman            
7 Brzeczek, Jerzy            
8 Warczycha, Robert            
9 Swierczewski, Piotr            
10 Furtok, Jan            
11 Lesniak, Marek            
Poland Substitutes
18 Ziober, Jacek, on 46th min            
15 Bak, Jacek            

unused substitutes:

12-Adam Matysek, 14-Kasimierz Wegrzyn.

teamsheet notes:

The teamsheet above is from actual footage, the original teamsheet vastly differs... 3-Brzeczek, 4-Kozminski, 5-Lesiak, 6-Warzycha, 7-Swierczewski, 8-Adamchuk, 9-Furtok, 10-Kosecki (Captain) and 16-Ziober, were the differences.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England, inspired by a fiery and fluent performance from Paul Gascoigne, were rarely stretched by a dispirited-looking Poland side in this World Cup qualifier. They were in command from the fifth minute when Les Ferdinand scored after receiving a perfectly flighted pass from David Platt. The goal settled England's nerves and they dominated the match with an exciting, attacking display. Schemer Gascoigne turned scorer in the forty-ninth minute and four minutes later Stuart Pearce blasted in a well-worked free-kick from twenty-two yards. The only scar on the evening was a caution for Gascoigne that would keep him out of the next World Cup qualifier in Holland.

Source Notes

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