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Results 1995-2000

Tuesday, 18 June 1996
European Championship 1996 Group A finals match

Netherlands 1 England 4 [0-1]


Team line-up




Match Summary
Netherlands Squad

England Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London - Attendance: tbc
Kick-off 7.30 p.m. BST 
Live on ITV (UK) - Commentator: Brian Moore

England - Alan Shearer (23 penalty, 56), Teddy Sheringham (51, 61).
Netherlands - Patrick Kluivert (84)
Netherlands - Blind (23), Dennis Bergkamp
England - Teddy Sheringham (39), Paul Ince (43)

England kicked-off. 93 minutes (46:36 & 46:35).


Match Summary


Officials from Austria




Referee (xx) - G. Grabher,
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - E. Bereuter & M. Zeiszer

Fourth official - G. Benko.



x Goal Attempts x
x Attempts on Target x
x Hit Bar/Post x
x Corner Kicks Won x
x Offside Calls Against x
x Fouls Conceded x
x Possession x

Netherlands Team



13th (22nd May 1996) Colours: Made by Lotto - Orange shirts with white collar (red/blue staggered trim), white shorts and orange socks with white tops (red/blue trim).
Capt: Danny Blind Coach: Guus Hiddink
Netherlands Lineup
1 Van der Sar, Edwin x x x x x x GA
2 Reiziger, Michael x x x x x x
3 Blind, Danny x x x x x x
Blind cautioned in the 23rd minute for dissent for complaining about awarding England a penalty-kick
4 Seedorf, Clarence x x x x x x
15 Bogarde, Winston x x x x x x
6 De Boer, Ronald x x x x x x
17 Cruyff, Jordi x x x x x x
12 Winter, Aron x x x x x x
14 Witschge, Richard x x x x x x
10 Bergkamp, Dennis x x x x x x
Bergkamp cautioned for bringing down Steve McManaman, to prevent him from sprinting clear.
11 Hoekstra, Peter x x x x x x
Netherlands Substitutes
9 Kluivert, Patrick, for De Boer x x x x x x
20 Cocu, Philip, for Hoekstra  x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x

unused substitutes:

5-Jaap Stam, 7-Gaston Taument, 13-Arthur Numan, 15-Ed De Goey, 18-Johan De Kock, 19-Youri Mulder, 21-Ruud Hesp, 22-John Veldman.
3-4(1-3)-3 Van der Sar -
Reiziger, Blind, Bogarde -
Seedorf -
Winter, De Boer, Witschge -
Jordi, Bergkamp, Hoekstra

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


England Team



24th (22nd May 1996) Colours: The 1995 home uniform - White shirts with navy blue collar, navy blue shorts with white and light blue trim, white socks. 
Capt: Tony Adams Coach: Terry Venables, 53, appointed 10 January 1994,
22nd match,
W 11 - D 9 - L 1 - F 34 - A 12;
1 match abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David x x x x x x GA
2 Neville, Gary x x x x x x
3 Pearce, Stuart x x x x x x
4 Ince, Paul x x x x x x
Ince cautioned in the 43rd min. for ungentlemanly conduct for pulling back Jordi as he was sprinting away. Suspended.
5 Adams, Tony x x x x x x
6 Southgate, Gareth x x x x x x
17 McManaman, Steven x x x x x x
8 Gascoigne, Paul x x x x x x
9 Shearer, Alan  x x x x x x
Sheringham, Edward x x x x x x
Sheringham cautioned in the 39th minute for unsporting behaviour for a late tackle on Bogarde.
11 Anderton, Darren x x x x x x
England Substitutes
14 Barmby, Nicholas, for Shearer x x x x x x
21 Fowler, Robert B., for Sheringham x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x

unused substitutes:

rest of squad, not Howey & Redknapp
4-4(1-3)-2  Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Southgate, Pearce -
Ince -
McManaman, Gascoigne, Anderton -
Shearer, Sheringham

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc



    Match Report by Mike Payne

Source Notes

BBC Sport
Official Teamsheet
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor