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Sunday, 22 May 1994
International Friendly Match

England 0 Norway 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Norway Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 64,327;
Kick-off: 4.00pm BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Denmark




Referee (-) - Kim Milton Nielsen
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - H. Knudsen and J.W. Larsen.

Reserve Official - J.D. Smyth, Sussex.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. Peter Brooke C.H., M.P., Secretary of State for National Heritage.
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England Team



FIFA (17 May 1994) 15th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th
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, tenth captaincy  Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 51 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
3rd match, W 2 - D 1 - L 0 - F 6 - A 0. 
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Jones, Robert            
3 Le Saux, Graeme            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Bould, Stephen            
6 Adams, Tony            
7 Platt, David            
8 Wise, Dennis            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Beardsley, Peter            
11 Anderton, Darren            
England Substitutes
15 Le Tissier, Matthew, on 76th min. for Ince            
16 Wright, Ian, on 76th min. for Anderton            

unused substitutes:

12-Stuart Pearce, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-John Scales.
4-2-3-1 Flowers -
Le Saux, Bould, Adams, Jones -
Wise, Ince
(Le Tissier), Anderton (Wright) -
Beardsley, Platt -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Norway Team



FIFA (17 May 1994) 4th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow striped jerseys with white sleeves/collar, red/black shoulder stripes and black Adidas trim, white shorts with red Adidas trim, black socks with white Adidas trim. 
Capt:   Manager: Egil Roger Olsen, 52, and Arne Larsen Ekland, 39;
Norway Lineup
1 Thorstvedt, Erik      G     GA
2 Berg, Henning            
3 Johnsen, Erland            
4 Bratseth, Rune            
5 Nilsen, Roger            
6 Flo, Jostein            
7 Berg, Orjan             
8 Bohinen, Lars            
9 Fjortoft, Jan Age             
10 Rekdal, Kjetil            
11 Jakobsen, Jahn Ivar            
Norway Substitutes
14 Haland, Alf-Inge, on 46th min. for Nilsen            
16 Sorloth, Goran, on 46th min. for Fjortoft            
15 Ingebrigtsen, Kore, on 67th min. for O. Berg            
12 Rise, Ola By, on 87th min. for Thorstvedt            

unused substitutes:

13-Gunnar Halle.
4-5-1 -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England had overwhelming possession yet could muster only a couple of half-chances against a Norwegian team packed with seven British-based players and plainly interested in strolling through the game ready for their trip to the United States for the Englandless World Cup finals. The nearest England came to scoring was when Alan Shearer, taking a free-kick quickly, surprised goalkeeper Thorstvedt, who pushed his shot against the post. From the rebound Platt thought he claimed the winner of this dour affair. But the referee ordered the free kick, from which England thought they had scored, to be retaken. England lacked the inventiveness and the guile to change the pace and shape of attacks against the massed Norwegain defence. Venables comforted himself afterwards with the assertion that his three games to date had been invaluable, 'We have got a spirit going, and we are getting a shape to the team,' he said. 'It is a beginning.'

Source Notes

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