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Tuesday, 18 June 1996
European Championships 1996 Finals Group A, match five/six

Netherlands 1 England 4 [0-1]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 76,798;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson. Also live on Eurosport - Commentator: Archie MacPherson.

England - Alan Shearer (low left penalty 23 22:25, perfect twelve yard strike from a Sheringham side-footed flick provided by Gascoigne 57 56:08), Teddy Sheringham (fifteen-yard header from a Gascoigne corner 51 50:07, put away an Anderton shot that van der Sar saved 62 61:26).
Netherlands - Patrick Kluivert (six-yard strike after running onto a Bergkamp pass 78 77:32)
Match Summary
Netherlands Squad
England Squad
Netherlands - Aron Winter (19 18:35), Danny Blind (22 21:41), Dennis Bergkamp (67 66:38)
England - Teddy Sheringham (41 40:05), Paul Ince (43 42:52), Gareth Southgate (90 89:35)
Results 1995-2000

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Austria

Netherlands

Type

England

Referee (black) - Gerd Grabher
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Egon Bereuter and Manfred Zeiszer

Fourth official - Gunter Benko.

UEFA delegate - Marios Lefkaritis
, Cyprus

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

Netherlands Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (22 May 1996) 13th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 11th
Colours: Made by Lotto - Orange button collared jerseys with white collars/cuffs with red/blue broken trim, white shorts, orange socks with white tops/blue trim.
Capt: Danny Blind, nineteenth captaincy Manager: Guus Hiddink, 49 (8 November 1946), appointed 1 January 1995,
15th match, W 8 - D 1 - L 6 - F 20 - A 12.
Netherlands Lineup
1 van der Sar, Edwin 25 20 October 1970 G Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 10 7 GA
2 Reiziger, Michael John 23 3 May 1973 RB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 11 0
3 Blind, Dirk Franciscus 34 1 August 1961 CD Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 41 1
Blind cautioned in the 22nd min. for Dissent for complaining about awarding England a penalty-kick
4 Seedorf, Clarence Clyde 20 1 April 1976
born in Suriname
DM UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 14 5
15 Bogarde, Winston Lloyd 25 22 October 1970 LB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 6 0
6 de Boer, Ronaldus, off 72nd min. 26 15 May 1970 CM Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 27 6
17 Cruijff, Johan Jordi 22 9 February 1974 RF FC Barcelona, Spain 6 1
12 Winter, Aron Mohamed 29 1 March 1967
born in Suriname
RM SS Lazio SpA, Italy 57 5
Winter cautioned in the 19th min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct, for pulling McManaman after he was beaten to the ball, just outside the centre-circle.
14 Witschge, Richard Peter, off 46th min. 26 20 September 1969 LM FC des Girondins de Bordeaux, France 28 1
10 Bergkamp, Dennis Nicolaas Maria 27 10 May 1969 CF Arsenal FC, England 48 25
Bergkamp cautioned in the 67th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for bringing down Steve McManaman, to prevent him from sprinting clear.
11 Hoekstra, Peter Martin, off 73rd min. 23 4 April 1973 LF Philips Sport Vereniging 5 0
Netherlands Substitutes
18 de Kock, Johannes, on 46th min. for Witschge 31 25 October 1964 D SV Roda JC Kerkrade 11 1
9 Kluivert, Patrick Stephen, on 72nd min. (71:44) for for de Boer 19 1 July 1976 F Amsterdamsche FC Ajax 9 4
20 Cocu, Philip John-William, on 73rd min. (72:07) for Hoekstra  25 29 October 1970 M Philips Sport Vereniging 5 1

unused substitutes:

5-Jaap Stam, 7-Gaston Taument, 13-Arthur Numan, 15-Ed de Goeij, 18-Johan De Kock, 19-Youri Mulder, 21-Ruud Hesp, 22-John Veldman.

team notes:

Jordi Cruijff's father, Johan, played against England in two friendlies in November 1969 and January 1970. Ron de Boer's brother Frank played twice against England in 1993 and Robert Witschge, the older brother of Richard, played against England in the April 1993 qualifier.
 
3-4(1-3)-3 van der Sar -
Reiziger, Blind, Bogarde -
Seedorf -
Winter, de Boer
(Kluivert), Witschge (de Kock) -
Cruijff, Bergkamp, Hoekstra
(Cocu)

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (22 May 1996) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th to 7th
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, eighth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 53 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
22nd match, W 11 - D 10 - L 1 - F 34 - A 12, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 32 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 27 15 GA
2 Neville, Gary 21   RB Manchester United FC 13 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 34 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 68 5
4 Ince, Paul, off 68th min. 28   M Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 22 2
Ince cautioned in the 43rd min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct for pulling back Jordi as he was sprinting away. Suspended.
5 Adams, Tony 29   CD Arsenal FC 43 4
6 Southgate, Gareth 25 3 September 1970 CD Aston Villa FC 7 0
Southgate cautioned in the 90th min. for Unsporting Behaviour after he brought down Bergkamp on the half-way line.
17 McManaman, Steven 24 11 February 1972 LM Liverpool FC 13 0
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 29 27 May 1967 CM Rangers FC, Scotland 41 8
9 Shearer, Alan, off 76th min. 25 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 26 9
10
Sheringham, Edward P., off 76th min. 30 2 April 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 4
Sheringham cautioned in the 41st min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a late tackle on Bogarde just beyond the half-way line.
11 Anderton, Darren 24   RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 5
England Substitutes
7 Platt, David A., on 68th min. (67:40) for Ince 30 10 June 1966 M Arsenal FC 60 27
14 Barmby, Nicholas, on 76th min. (75:21) for Shearer 22   F Middlesbrough FC 8 2
21 Fowler, Robert B., on 76th min. (75:46) for Sheringham 21 9 April 1975 F Liverpool FC 5 0

unused substitutes:

13-Tim Flowers, 16-Sol Campbell, 18-Les Ferdinand, 19-Phil Neville, 20-Steve Stone, 22-Ian Walker.
 
4-4(1-3)-2  Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Southgate, Pearce -
Ince
(Platt) -
McManaman, Gascoigne, Anderton -
Shearer (Barmby), Sheringham
(Fowler)

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England produced one of their greatest ever team performances, pulverizing Holland in the process and booking their place in the Euro 96 quarter-finals. The Dutchmen were played off the park, with Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham each scoring twice, Holland only made sure of qualification by scoring a late goal which meant an exit for unlucky Scotland. England could have been three goals clear before Shearer netted goal number one from the penalty spot. Terry Venables looked on proudly - perhaps close to disbelief - as England touched absolute perfection in the second-half. Sheringham headed a corner kick high into the net in the fifty-first minute, and six minutes later Steve McManaman and Paul Gascoigne combined to find Sheringham, who unselfishly pushed the ball into the path of Shearer, who threatened to break the net with a shot that brought his fourth goal in three games. The fourth goal followed when van der Sar failed to hold a fizzing shot from Anderton. Sheringham moved quickly to force the loose ball into the net to make it an unbelievable 4-0. 'As good as it gets,' said a jubilant Terry Venables. 'But that's only the first part of our job completed. Spain will be tough to beat in the quarter-finals.'

Source Notes

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

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