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England National Football Team Match No. 7
12

England 3 Sweden 3 [1-2]

Thursday, 8 June 1995

England Pre-Match

Match Summary and Report Team Records England Pre-Match Sweden Pre-Match

Because they failed to qualify for the World Cup 1994 final tournament and qualified automatically as host nation for the European Championship 1996 final tournament, England went without competitive play of any kind during 1994, the first time that had happened since 1883, the year before the British [Home International] Championship tournament began.  In 1995, for the second successive year, England had no major tournament matches.  In this tournament, which served as a trial run a year ahead of the European Championship 1996 finals, they sought a slightly more intense level of competition than provided by the long string of friendlies they had played since 1993.

England Squad for the Umbro Cup International Challenge Tournament  June 1995
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Anderton, Darren R. - - M Tottenham Hotspur FC - - - - - -
Barmby, Nicholas J. - - F Tottenham Hotspur FC - - - - - -
Barnes, John C. B. - - M Liverpool FC - - - - - -
Barton, Warren D. - - D Newcastle United FC - - - - - -
Batty, David - - M Blackburn Rovers FC - - - - - -
Beardsley, Peter A. - - M Newcastle United FC - - - - - -
Cole, Andrew A. - - F Manchester United FC - - - - - -

Andrew Cole withdrew from the squad on 2 June because of shin splints.

Collymore, Stanley V. - - F Nottingham Forest FC - - - - - -
Cooper, Colin T. - - D Nottingham Forest FC - - - - - -
Flowers, Timothy D. - - G Blackburn Rovers FC - - - - - -
Gascoigne, Paul J. - - M SS Lazio, Italy - - - - - -
Ince, Paul E. C. - - M Liverpool FC - - - - - -

Paul Ince withdrew from the squad on 25 May following talks with Venables about his mental state.

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Le Saux, Graeme P. - - D Blackburn Rovers FC - - - - - -
McManaman, Steven - - F Liverpool FC - - - - - -
Neville, Gary A. - - D Manchester United FC - - - - - -
Pallister, Gary A. - - D Manchester United FC - - - - - -
Pearce, Stuart - - D Nottingham Forest FC - - - - - -
Platt, David A. - - M UC Sampdoria, Italy - - - - - -
Redknapp, Jamie F. - - M Liverpool FC - - - - - -

Jamie Redknapp was given a late call to the squad on 25 May following Paul Ince's withdrawal.

Scales, John R. - - D Liverpool FC - - - - - -
Shearer, Alan - - F Blackburn Rovers FC - - - - - -
Sheringham, Edward P. - - F Tottenham Hotspur FC - - - - - -
Unsworth, David G. - - D Everton FC - - - - - -
Walker, Ian M. - - G Tottenham Hotspur FC - - - - - -

All information is complete to and including the match against Japan on 3 June 1995.

Notes

Friday, 2 June 1995 -  Andy Cole withdrew from the squad after seeing a specialist for his persistent shin splints problem.

Thursday, 25 May 1995 - Paul Ince withdrew from the squad after talks with Venables, who named Jamie Redknapp to replace him.  Cleared the day before of criminal charges he assaulted a fan, Ince said:  "At the moment I feel drained. The court case was particularly hard to handle emotionally. I feel it's better for me to go on holiday with my family than play football. I wouldn't want to let England down in any way."

Tuesday, 23 May 1995 - National team coach Terry Venables named a 23-man squad missing several regulars for a tournament which, while of minor importance in and of itself, he regarded as critical to his preparations for the European Championship 1996 final tournament.  Missing through injury were David Seaman, Rob Jones, Lee Dixon, Neil Ruddock, Steve Howey, Tony Adams, Tim Sherwood, Dennis Wise and Barry Venison.

England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
700 08-Sep-1993 Poland Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP 3 0 HW [1-0]
701 13-Oct-1993 Netherlands Stadion Feijenoord ("De Kuip"), Rotterdam WCP 0 2 AL [0-0]
702 17-Nov-1993 San Marino Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna, Italy WCP 7 1 AW [3-1]
703 09-Mar-1994 Denmark Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 1 0 HW [1-0]
704 17-May-1994 Greece Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 5 0 HW [3-0]
705 22-May-1994 Norway Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 0 HD [0-0]
706 07-Sep-1994 U.S.A. Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 2 0 HW [2-0]
707 12-Oct-1994 Romania Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 1 1 HD [1-1]
708 16-Nov-1994 Nigeria Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 1 0 HW [1-0]
709 15-Feb-1995 Republic of Ireland Lansdowne Road, Dublin F - - AAb [Ab]

Abandoned after 27 minutes because of crowd violence with the Republic leading 1-0 and no official result recorded, although caps
were awarded.

710 29-Mar-1995 Uruguay Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 0 HD [0-0]
711 03-Jun-1995 Japan Empire Stadium, Wembley, London T/C 2 1 HW [0-0]

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