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Wednesday, 12 October 1994
International Friendly Match

England 1 Romania 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Romania Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 48,754;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Romania - Ilie Dumitrescu (37).
England - Rob Lee (45).
Romania - Gica Popescu, Munteanu.
England - Paul Ince.
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (charcoal) - Joel Quiniou,
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - M. Laine and P. Delorme.

Reserve Official - M.G. Wright, Essex.

Teams presented to The Most Reverend The Rt. Hon. The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
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England Team



FIFA (13 Sept 1994) 18th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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: Tony Adams, first captaincy. Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 51 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
5th match, W 3 - D 2 - L 0 - F 9 - A 1.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Jones, Robert, off 59th min.            
3 Le Saux, Graeme            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary            
7 Lee, Robert, off 71st min.         1 1
8 Wright, Ian, off 71st min.            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Barnes, John            
11 Le Tissier, Matthew            
England Substitutes
12 Pearce, Stuart, on 59th min. for Jones            
15 Wise, Dennis, on 71st min. for Lee            
16 Sheringham, Edward, on 71st min. for Wright            

unused substitutes:

13-Tim Flowers, 14-Neil Ruddock.

team notes:

Dumitrescu's goal is the first goal England have conceded under Venables' reign. England went 486 minutes without conceding a goal.
4-3-3(1-2) Seaman -
Jones, Adams, Pallister, Le Saux -
Lee, Ince, Barnes -
Le Tissier -
Wright, Shearer -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Romania Team



FIFA (13 Sept 1994) 7th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 10th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow v-necked jerseys with large blue broad left shoulder stripes and with large blue broad right-lower side stripes/collar/cuffs, yellow shorts, yellow socks.
Capt: Gheorghe Hagi Manager: Anghel Iordănescu, 44 (4 May 1950)
Romania Lineup
1 Stelea, Bogdan     G Samsun 23 GA
2 Petrescu, Daniel       Sheffield Wednesday FC, England 41 5
3 Prodan, Daniel       Steaua 20 0
4 Belodedici, Miodrag       Valladolid 45 0
5 Lupescu, Ionut       Leverkusen, Germany 38 5
6 Popescu, Gica       Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 53 2
7 Lăcătuş, Marius       Steaua 63 9
8 Dumitrescu, Ilie       Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 46 17
9 Răducioiu, Florin       Espanyol, Spain 32 16
10 Hagi, Gheorghe       FC Barcelona, Spain 89 25
11 Munteanu, Dorinel       Cercle Brugge, Belgium 35 2
Romania Substitutes
13 Selymes, Tibor, on 46th min. for Hagi       Cercle Brugge, Belgium 18 0
15 Timofte, Daniel, on 77th min. for Raducioiu       Samsun 20 0
16 Corstea, Florin, on 81st min. for Lacatus       FC National 2 0
12 Prunea, Florin, on 87th min. for Stelea       Dinamo Bucaresti 25 0

unused substitutes:

14-Gheorghe Mihali.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

A debut goal from Newcastle midfielder Robert Lee gave England a draw they hardly deserved against a Romanian team that continued in the bright fashion that made them one of the outstanding sides in World Cup 94. England could not match the procession of precise passes with which the Romanians dictated and decorated the game, and it might well have been the first defeat of the Terry Venables reign had they been more positive in the penalty area. Matthew Le Tissier, the idol of Southampton, was given a full ninety minutes for a change but was still unable to produce his electric club form.

Source Notes

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