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Tuesday, 17 May 1994
International Friendly Match

England 5 Greece 0 [3-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 23,659;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Darren Anderton (24), Peter Beardsley (37), David Platt (penalty 45, 55), Alan Shearer (65). Match Summary
England Squad
Greece Squad
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Scotland




Referee (black) - James McCluskey
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - J. Rowbotham and G.R. Allison.

Reserve Official - I.M.D. Mitchell, Surrey.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Lord David A.R. Howell, Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.
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England Team



FIFA (16 April 1994) 16th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th
Colours: The 1994 Umbro away uniform - Wine collared shadowed diamond jersey with navy collar/white trim, wine shadowed shorts with navy hem, wine socks with navy tops.
Capt: David Platt, ninth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 51 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 6 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Flowers, Timothy D. 27 3 February 1967 G Blackburn Rovers FC 2 1 GA
2 Jones, Robert M., off 82nd min. 22 5 November 1971 RB Liverpool FC 3 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 25 17 October 1968 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
4 Richardson, Kevin            
5 Bould, Stephen            
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt, David            
8 Merson, Paul            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Beardsley, Peter            
11 Anderton, Darren            
England Substitutes
16 Le Tissier, Matthew P., on 62nd min. for Anderton 25 14 October 1968 AM Southampton FC 2 0
15 Wright, Ian, on 70th min. for Beardsley            
14 Pearce, Stuart, on 82nd min. for Jones.            

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Pallister, 13-David Seaman.
4-3-2-1 Flowers -
Le Saux, Bould, Adams, Jones
(Pearce) -
Merson, Richardson, Anderton
(Le Tissier) -
(Wright), Platt -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Greece Team



FIFA (16 April 1994) 37th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 35th to 37th
Colours: Made by Diadora - Blue collared patterned jersey with white button-up collar, blue shorts with white side trim, blue socks with white tops.
Capt: Jiotas Tsalouchidis Manager: Alketas Panagulias
Greece Lineup
1 Karkamanis, Christos     G     GA
2 Apostolakis, Stratos            
3 Karayannis, Vaios            
4 Kolitsidakis, Thanasis, off 46th min.            
5 Kalitzakis, Ioannis            
6 Tsalouchidis, Jiotis            
7 Chatzidis, Minas, off 46th min.            
8 Nioblias, Nikos            
9 Machlas, Nikos, off 46th min.            
10 Kofidis, Savvas, off 69th min.            
11 Tsiantakis, Nikos            
Greece Substitutes
12 Karataidis, Koulis, on 46th min. for Kolitsidakis            
14 Mitropoulos, Tasos, on 46th min. for Chatzidis            
16 Saravakos, Dimitris, on 46th min. for Machlas            
13 Kostis, Christos, on 69th min. for Kofidis            

unused substitutes:

15-Antonios Minou.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England outclassed a Greek team that had no answer to the pace and skill of an England attack in which Darren Anderton - always highly regarded by Terry Venables - was particularly impressive with his work out on the right wing which brought the bonus of his first international goal.  Paul Gascoigne was back to his cheeky best, and his fellow Geordie Peter Beardsley scored his first goal since his recall to the international stage. Platt played a captain's role and was rewarded for his effort with two goals, while Alan Shearer added to the Geordie victory parade by taking one of the four excellent chances that came his way.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author