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Wednesday, 29 March 1995
A Green Flag International Friendly Match

England 0 Uruguay 0 [0-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Uruguay Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 34,849;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - David Platt (41)
England - Graeme Le Saux (1st half).
Uruguay - Oscar Aguirregaray, Paulo Montero, Gustavo Poyet, Pablo Bengoechea;
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Germany




Referee (-) - Heinz Helmet Krug
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Hermann Albrecht and Egbert Engler.

Reserve Official - P.R. Sharp, Hertfordshire.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. Stephen Dorrell, M.P., Secretary of State for National Heritage

The first England match to be sponsored by Green Flag.
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England Team



FIFA (20 February 1995) 20th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th to 13th
Colours: The 1995 Umbro home uniform - White v-neck collared shadow striped jersey with navy overlapping collar, navy shorts with white/turquoise side triangle, white socks with two turquoise hoops.   
Capt: David Platt, fourteenth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 52 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
8th match, W 4 - D 4 - L 0 - F 10 - A 1, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Flowers, Timothy     G     GA
2 Jones,  Robert            
3 Le Saux, Graeme, off 46th min.            
4 Venison, Barry            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary            
7 Platt, David            
8 Beardsley, Peter, off 65th min.            
9 Sheringham, Edward, off 71st min.            
10 Barnes, John            
11 Anderton, Darren            
England Substitutes
14 McManaman, Steve, on 46th min. for Le Saux            
15 Barmby, Nicholas, on 65th min. for Beardsley            
16 Cole, Andrew A., on 71st min. for Sheringham            

unused substitutes:

12-Neil Ruddock, 13-Ian Walker.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Uruguay Team



FIFA (20 February 1995) 36th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 24th
Colours: Made by NR - Sky blue v-neck collared shadowed diagonal striped jerseys with white collar/cuffs and pale blue/white sleeve panels, darker blue shorts with white side panel, sky blue socks with white tops.
Capt: Pablo Bengoechea Manager: Hector Nunez Bello, 58 (8 May 1936)
Uruguay Lineup
1 Ferro Gandara, Oscar J. 28 2 March 1967 G     GA
2 Aguirregaray Acosta, Oscar O. 35 25 October 1959        
3 Gutierrez Pelscher, Alvaro 26 21 July 1968        
4 Lopez Breijo, L. Diego 20 22 August 1974        
5 Dorta Montes, Diego Martin 23 31 December 1971        
6 Montero Iglesias, R. Paolo 23 3 September 1971        
7 Cedras Vera, N. Gabriel 25 3 March 1970        
8 Bengoechea Dutra, Pablo J. 29 27 June 1965        
9 Fonseca Garis, Daniel 25 13 September 1969        
10 Francoscoli Uriarte, Enzo, off 85th min. 33 12 November 1961        
11 Poyet Dominguez, Gustavo A. 27 15 November 1967        
Uruguay Substitutes
17 Silva Pereira, Dario D., on 85th min. for Francescoli 22 2 November 1972        

unused substitutes:

13-Ruben Rodriguez, 14-Edgardo Adinolet, 15-Claudio Elias, 16-Nelson Abeijon.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Not for the first (or last time) a Uruguayan team came to Wembley with only defence in mind. The crowd jeered an unimaginative performance by England, who had neither the will nor the way to break through the mass of defenders double parked on them, with just two players left upfield to give England the occasional headache with quick counter attacks. Nick Barmby and Andy Cole came on for their first international action as second-half substitutes, but they could do nothing to break down the effective Uruguayan defence that throttled all life out of a best-forgotten game.

Source Notes

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