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Wednesday, 15 November 1995
A Green Flag International Friendly Match

England 3 Switzerland 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 29,874;
Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Switzerland - Adrian Knup (41).
England - Stuart Pearce (45), Teddy Sheringham (56), Steve Stone (78).
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (-) - Sandor Puhl,
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Laszlo Varga and Sandor Szilagyi.

Reserve Official - L. Cable, Surrey F.A.

Teams presented to Tom Finney, C.B.E., ex-England player.
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England Team



FIFA (17 October 1995) 22nd
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th to 10th
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: Tony Adams, fourth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 52 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
14th match, W 6 - D 7 - L 1 - F 19 - A 9, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Neville, Gary            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Redknapp, Jamie, injured off 7th min.            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary            
7 Lee, Robert            
8 Gascoigne, Paul            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Sheringham, Edward            
11 McManaman, Steven            
England Substitutes
14 Stone, Steven, on 7th min. for Redknapp         2 1

unused substitutes:

12-Steve Howey, 13-Tim Flowers, 15-Peter Beardsley, 16-Les Ferdinand.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Switzerland Team



FIFA (17 October 1995) 9th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: Made by Lotto - Red collared v-necked jerseys with white collar/cuffs, white shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt: Alain Geiger Manager: Roy Hodgson, 48 (8 August 1947)
final match
Switzerland Lineup
1 Pascolo, Marco 29 9 May 1966 G Association du Servette FC   GA
2 Hottiger, Marc 28 7 November 1967 RB Newcastle United FC, England    
3 Quentin, Yvan, off 82nd min. 25 2 May 1970 D FC Sion    
4 Henchoz, Stephane 21 7 September 1974 D Hamburger SV eV, Germany    
5 Geiger, Alain 35 5 November 1960 F Grasshopper Club Zurich    
6 Fournier, Sebastien, off 69th min. 24 17 June 1971 M FC Sion    
7 Sutter, Alain, off 80th min. 27 22 January 1968 M SC Freiburg eV, Germany    
8 Ohrel, Christophe 27 7 April 1968
born in France
M AS de Saint-Etienne Loire    
9 Knup, Adrian 27 2 July 1968 F Karlsruher SC Muhlburg-Phonix eV, Germany    
10 Sforza, Ciriaco 25 2 March 1970 M FC Bayern Munchen eV, Germany
11 Turkyilmaz, Kubilay 28 4 March 1967 F Grasshopper Club Zurich    
Switzerland Substitutes
15 Wolf, Stefan, on 69th min. for Fournier 24 31 January 1971 CD FC Luzern    
14 Grassi, Marco, on 80th min. for Sutter 27 8 August 1968 CF Stade Rennais FC    
13 Vega, Ramon, on 82nd min. for Quentin 24 14 June 1971 CD Grasshopper Club Zurich    

unused substitutes:

12-Stephen Lehmann, 16-Christophe Bonvin.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

The pulsating performance that Terry Venables had been promising came at last against a very useful Swiss team that had qualified for the Euro 96 championships. Not panicked by going a goal down, England started to put together the sort of passing movements that were at the foundation of the Venables playing philosophy. He had been a master passer in his playing career, and has always liked his teams to make the ball do the talking. England had to overcome the handicap of losing Jamie Redknapp with an injury after only six minutes, and substitute Steve Stone brought tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the right wing. Stuart Pearce wiped out the Swiss lead with a scorching shot from 30 yards. England took complete control in the second-half and their enterprise was rewarded with goals from Sheringham and Stone. It was being whispered, but had Venables actually started to put together a team that could win the European championship?

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