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742 vs. Switzerland
Saturday, 8 June 1996
European Championships 1996 Finals Group A, match one


England 1 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off (BST): 3.00pm

Attendance: 76,567

Alan Shearer kicked off 95 minutes 47:22 & 47:47 Match Summary
England Squad
Switzerland Squad
[1-0] Alan Shearer 23 22:40
 right-footed strike clipping the inside post from 8 yards following an Ince thru' ball
[1-0] Grassi hits crossbar 40 39:56
  [1-1] Kubi Türkyilmaz 83 82:27
left-footed placed penalty kick to Seaman's left, sending him the wrong way
(foul 81:56 awarded 81:58 - Pearce handball)
Gary Neville 26 25:01

Johann Vogel
28 27:!3
Yvan Quentin
43 42:01
Tony Adams 80 79:43
Marco Grassi
84 83:17
Ramon Vega
89 88:05
Commentator: Brian Moore with Kevin Keegan
 

Match Summary

Officials from Spain

England

Type

Switzerland

Referee (dark blue) - Manuel Diaz Vega
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Joachin Olmas Gonzalez and Manuel Tresaco Gracia.
Fourth official - Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda Encinar.




Ceremony opened by and teams presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, FA President.
England national anthem sung by Suzannah Clarke.

14 Goal Attempts 13
10 Attempts on Target 3
0 Hit Bar/Post 1
4 (all first half) Corner Kicks Won 7
5 Offside Calls Against 3
24 Fouls Conceded 15
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (22 May 1996) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 11th to 12th
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, sixth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 53 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
20th match, W 9 - D 10 - L 1 - F 28 - A 11, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 32 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 25 14 GA
2 Neville, Gary 21   RB Manchester United FC 11 0
Neville cautioned in the 26th min. for a foul, after he slid into the back of Grassi [24:50] ten yards away from the half-way line.
3 Pearce, Stuart. 34 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 66 5
4 Ince, Paul 28   M Internazionale Milano, Italy 20 2
5 Adams, Tony 29   CD Arsenal FC 41 4
Adams cautioned in the 80th min. for a foul, after a sliding tackle tripped Johann Vogel (79:40) inches outside of the penalty area
6 Southgate, Gareth 25 3 September 1970 CD Aston Villa FC 5 0
17 McManaman, Steven, off 69th min. 24 11 February 1972 LM Liverpool FC 11 0
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. off 77th min. 29 27 May 1967 CM Rangers FC, Scotland 39 7
9 Shearer, Alan 25 13 August 1970 F Blackburn Rovers FC 24 6
10 Sheringham, Edward P., off 69th min. 30 2 April 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 2
11 Anderton, Darren 24   RM/LM Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 5
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Switzerland 0
14 Barmby, Nicholas, on 69th min. (68:35) for Sheringham. 22   F Middlesbrough FC 7 2
20 Stone, Steven B., on 69th min. (68:41) for McManaman 24 20 August 1971 RM Nottingham Forest FC 7 2
7 Platt, David A., on 77th min. (76:21) for Gascoigne 29 10 June 1966 M Arsenal FC 59 27
result: England 1 Switzerland 1

unused substitutes:

12-Steve Howey, 13-Tim Flowers, 15-Jamie Redknapp, 16-Sol Campbell, 18-Les Ferdinand, 19-Phil Neville, 21-Robbie Fowler, 22-Ian Walker.

team notes:

Headquarters were at Burnham Beeches
 
4-1-3-2 Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Southgate, Pearce -
Ince -
Anderton, Gascoigne
(Platt), McManaman (Stone) -
Sheringham
(Barmby) -
Shearer
notes: Stone came onto the right, swapping with Anderton

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Switzerland Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (22 May 1996) 21st
EFO ranking

ELO rating 23rd to 22nd
Colours: Made by Lotto - Red collared jerseys with white shoulders/collars/cuffs, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Alain Geiger,
handed to Ciriaco Sforza 69th min.
(68:14)
Manager: Artur Jorge Braga Melo Teixeira, 50 (13 February 1946 in Portugal)
Switzerland Lineup
1 Pascolo, Marco 30 9 May 1966 G Association du Servette FC   GA
13 Jeanneret, Sébastien 22 12 December 1973 RB Neuchatel Xamax FCS    
3 Quentin, Yvan 26 2 May 1970 LB FC Sion    
Quentin cautioned in the 43rd min. for a foul, following a tussle with Alan Shearer that resulted in a trip [41:54] on the England striker.
15 Vega, Ramon 24 14 June 1971 CD Grasshopper Club Zürich    
Vega cautioned in the 89th min. for a foul for tripping up Paul Ince [88:00], as they were both sprinting out of the English half.
4 Henchov, Stéphane 21 7 September 1974 CD Hamburger SV eV, Germany    
17 Vogel, Johann L.F. 19 8 March 1977 RM Grasshopper Club Zürich    
Vogel cautioned in the 28th min. for a foul, after he tripped Gascoigne [27:06] eight yards away from the penalty box.
10 Sforza, Ciriaco 26 2 March 1970 CM FC Bayern München eV, Germany    
5 Geiger, Alain, off 69th min. 35 5 November 1960 LM Grasshopper Club Zürich    
21 Bonvin, Christophe, off 67th min. 30 14 July 1965 AM FC Sion    
9 Grassi, Marco 27 8 August 1968 RF Stade Rennais FC    
Grassi cautioned in the 84th min. for Unsporting Beahaviour, following an altercation with Paul Ince.
14 Türkyilmaz, Kubilay 29 4 March 1967 LF Grasshopper Club Zürich    
Switzerland Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Switzerland 0
11 Chapuisat, Stéphane, on 67th min. (66:52) for Bonvin 26 28 June 1969 CF BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund, Germany    
16 Koller, Marcel, on 69th min. (68:04) for Geiger 35 11 November 1960 M Grasshopper Club Zürich    
result: England 1 Switzerland 1

unused substitutes:

7-Sébastien Fournier, 8-Patrick Silvestre, 12-Stephane Lehmann, 18-Régis Rothenbuhler, 19-David Sesa, 20-Alexandre Comisetti, 22-Joel Corminboeuf.
 
4-3-1-2 Pascolo -
Jeanneret, Vega, Henchoz, Quentin -
Vogel, Sforza
(Koller), Geiger -
Bonvin
(Chapiusat) -
Grassi, Türkyilmaz.
notes: Swiss went three up front after 70 minutes, Chapuisat joining them

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alan Shearer scored his first goal at international level for over two years to give England an encouraging send-off to Euro 96, but the pressure then seemed to get to the players and they finally finished up happy to escape with a draw against a well disciplined Swiss side. The Shearer goal - his first in fourteen England matches - came midway through the first-half. The two Pauls, Gascoigne and Ince, combined to put Shearer clear and he hammered the ball in off the near post to end his famine at the most opportune time. Terry Venables sent on Nick Barmby, David Platt and Steve Stone in place of Teddy Sheringham, Steve McManaman and Gascoigne in the seventieth minute as England started to lose the midfield battle. The goal Switzerland had been threatening throughout the second-half came from a penalty eight minutes from the end following a disputed handball by Stuart Pearce. It could have been worse. Only a magnificent save by David Seaman in the closing moments prevented Switzerland from snatching a winner. 'We were dead on our feet in the second-half,' said Venables. 'We know we must improve of this, and out next game against Scotland is going to be absolutely vital.'

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG