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Saturday, 22 June 1996
European Championships 1996 Finals Quarter-Final, match one

Spain 0 England 0 [0-0]
0-0 after ninety minutes
, 0-0 after Golden Goal extra time
England won 4-2 on penalties


Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 75,440;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Barry Davies and Trevor Brooking

Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad

Spain - Abelardo (1 0:28), Alberto Belsue (40), Alfonso (50),
England - Gary Neville (47)
England - Alan Shearer, scores (1-0).
Spain - Fernando Hierro, crossbar (1-0).
England - David Platt, scores (2-0).
Spain - Guillermo Amor, scores (2-1).
England - Stuart Pearce, scores (3-1).
Spain - Alberto Belsue, scores (3-2).
England - Paul Gascoigne, scores (4-2).
Spain - Miguel Angel Nadal, saved (4-2).
Results 1995-2000

Spain kicked-off normal time and extra-time. ? minutes (? & ?, ? & 16:00).


Match Summary

Officials from France





Referee (blue) - Marc Batta
x (-).

Linesmen - Pierre Ufrasi and Jacques Mas.

Fourth official - Alain Sars

UEFA delegate - Michel D'Hooghe, Belgium

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

Spain Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 6th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red shadow pinstriped nehru-collared jerseys with navy left side and vertical yellow Adidas trim/collar, navy shorts with yellow Adidas trim, navy socks with yellow Adidas trim.
Capt: Andoni Zubizerreta Manager: Javier Clemente Lazaro, 46 (12 March 1950), appointed summer 1992.
Spain Lineup
1 Zubizarreta Urreta, Andoni 34 23 October 1961 G Valencia CF SAD   GA
12 Barjuan i Esclusa, Sergi 24 28 December 1971 LB FC Barcelona    
3 Belsue Arias, Alberto 28 2 March 1968 RB Real Zaragoza SAD    
Belsue was cautioned in the xth minute for a foul, for bringing down Stuart Pearce, who was sprinting towards the Spanish penalty area.
4 Alkorta Martinez, Rafael 27 16 September 1968 CD Real Madrid CF    
5 Abelardo Antuna, Fernandez 26 19 April 1970 CD FC Barcelona    
Abelardo was cautioned after 28 seconds for a foul, for a deliberate sliding tackle on Alan Shearer. Suspended for the next match.
6 Ruiz Hierro, Fernando 28 23 March 1968 DM Real Madrid CF    
20 Nedal Homar, Miguel Angel 29 28 July 1966 M FC Barcelona    
18 Amor Martinez, Guillermo 28 4 December 1967 M FC Barcelona    
14 Kiko
 Narvaez Machon, Francisco Miguel
24 26 April 1972 CF Club Atletico de Madrid SAD    
17 Manjarin Pereda, Javier 26 31 December 1969 F RC Deportivo de La Coruna SAD    
19 Salinas Fernandez, Julio 33 11 September 1962 CF Real Sporting de Gijon SAD    
Spain Substitutes
11 Perez Munoz, Alfonso, on 46th min. 23 26 September 1972 CF Real Betis Balompie SAD    
Alfonso was cautioned in the xth minute for unsporting behaviour, for diving into the English penalty area, after Gascoigne tried to tackle.
15 Perez Caminero, Jose Luis, on 46th min. 28 8 November 1967 M Club Atletico de Madrid SAD    

unused substitutes:

2-Juan Manuel Lopez, 7-Jose Emilio Amavisca, 8-Julen Guerrero, 9-Juan Antonio Pizzi, 10-Donato da Silva, 13-Santiago Canizares, 16-Jorge Otero, 21-Luis Enrique Martinez, 22-Jose Francisco Molina.
- Zubizaretta -
Belsue, Alkorta, Abelardo, Sergi -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



FIFA (22 May 1996) 24th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 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, ninth captaincy Head coach: Terence F. Venables, 53 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
23rd match, W 11 - D 11 - L 1 - F 34 - A 12, incl. one abandoned.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David 32   G Arsenal FC 28 GA
2 Neville, Gary 21   RB Manchester United FC 14 0
Neville was cautioned after 47 minutes for a foul, for a crunching tackle on Sergi. Suspended.
3 Pearce, Stuart 34   LB Nottingham Forest FC 69 5
17 McManaman, Steven, off 108th min. 24   M Liverpool FC 14 0
5 Adams, Tony 29   CD Arsenal FC 44 4
6 Southgate, Gareth 25   CD Aston Villa FC 8 0
7 Platt, David 29   M Arsenal FC 61 27
8 Gascoigne, Paul 29   CM Rangers FC, Scotland 42 8
9 Shearer, Alan 25   F Blackburn Rovers FC 27 9
10 Sheringham, Edward, off 108th min. 30   F Tottenham Hotspur FC 19 4
11 Anderton, Darren, off 108th min. 24   M Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 5
England Substitutes
21 Fowler, Robert B., on 108th min. for Sheringham 21   F Liverpool FC 5 0
14 Barmby, Nicholas, on 108th min. for Anderton 22   F Middlesbrough FC 9 2
20 Stone, Stephen, on 108th min. for McManaman 24   M Nottingham Forest FC 9 2

unused substitutes:

12-Steve Howey, 13-Tim Flowers, 15-Jamie Redknapp, 16-Sol Campbell, 18-Les Ferdinand, 19-Phil Neville, 22-Ian Walker.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

After the raw excitement of the game against Scotland and the stunning skill showed against Holland, this Euro 96 quarter-final fell flat. Only some excellent saves by David Seaman stopped Spain winning in normal time, and he was again in almost unbeatable form when the match went to penalties. Alan Shearer, David Platt, Stuart Pearce, and Paul Gascoigne found the net to give England a 4-2 victory in the cruel form of football's Russian roulette. It was a personal triumph for man-of-character Pearce, who brought the crowd to their feet with his flourished fist salute after he scored from the spot to wipe out the memory of his miss in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. For Spain, this was their first defeat in the twenty matches they had played since the 1994 World Cup. What a sad way for them to go out. To try to get round the spate of penalty shoot-outs that were deciding major matches, UEFA introduced a 'Golden Goal' sudden-death system. The first team to score in extra-time would be the winners. But still two quarter-finals went to shoot-outs, including this victory by England over Spain.

Source Notes

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