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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 (23 penalty, 56), Teddy Sheringham (51, 61).
Netherlands - Patrick Kluivert (84)
Match Summary
Netherlands Squad
England Squad
Netherlands - Aron Winter (18), Danny Blind (23), Dennis Bergkamp (67)
England - Teddy Sheringham (39), Paul Ince (43), Gareth Southgate (90)
Results 1995-2000

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


Match Summary

Officials from Austria




Referee (-) - 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  

Netherlands Team



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 Manager: Guus Hiddink, 49 (8 November 1946), appointed 1 January 1995
Netherlands Lineup
1 van der Sar, Edwin 25 20 October 1970 G Amsterdamsche FC Ajax   GA
2 Reiziger, Michael J. 23 3 May 1973 RB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
3 Blind, Dick F. 34 1 August 1961 CD Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
Blind cautioned in the 23rd minute for dissent for complaining about awarding England a penalty-kick
4 Seedorf, Clarence C. 20 1 April 1976
born in Suriname
DM UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy    
15 Bogarde, Winston 25 22 October 1970 LB Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
6 de Boer, Ronaldus, off 72nd min. 26 15 May 1970 CM Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
17 Cruijff, J. Jordi 22 9 February 1974 RF FC Barcelona, Spain    
12 Winter, Aron M. 29 1 March 1967
born in Suriname
RM SS Lazio SpA, Italy    
14 Witschge, Richard P., off 46th min. 26 20 September 1969 LM FC des Girondins de Bordeaux, France    
10 Bergkamp, Dennis N.M. 27 10 May 1969 CF Arsenal FC, England    
Bergkamp cautioned for bringing down Steve McManaman, to prevent him from sprinting clear.
11 Hoekstra, Peter M., off 73rd min. 23 4 April 1973 LF Philips Sport Vereniging NV    
Netherlands Substitutes
18 de Kock, Johannes, on 46th min. for Witschge 31 25 October 1964 D SV Roda JC Kerkrade    
9 Kluivert, Patrick S., on 72nd min. for for de Boer 19 1 July 1976 F Amsterdamsche FC Ajax    
20 Cocu, Philip J-W., on 73rd min. for Hoekstra  25 29 October 1970 M Philips Sport Vereniging NV    

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
(Kluivert), Witschge (de Kock) -
Cruijff, Bergkamp, Hoekstra


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



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 32   G Arsenal FC 27 GA
2 Neville, Gary 21   RB Manchester United FC 13 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 34   LB Nottingham Forest FC 68 5
4 Ince, Paul, off 68th min. 28   M Internazionale Milano, 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   CD Aston Villa FC 7 0
17 McManaman, Steven 24   LM Liverpool FC 13 0
8 Gascoigne, Paul 29   CM Rangers FC, Scotland 41 8
9 Shearer, Alan, off 76th min. 25   F Blackburn Rovers FC 26 9
Sheringham, Edward, off 77th min. 30   F Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 4
Sheringham cautioned in the 39th minute for unsporting behaviour for a late tackle on Bogarde.
11 Anderton, Darren 24   RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 5
England Substitutes
7 Platt, David, on 68th min. for for Ince 29   M Arsenal FC 60 27
14 Barmby, Nicholas, on 76th min. for Shearer 22   F Middlesbrough FC 8 2
21 Fowler, Robert B., on 77th min. for Sheringham 21   F Liverpool FC 4 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 -
(Platt) -
McManaman, Gascoigne, Anderton -
Shearer (Barmby), Sheringham


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

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