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Wednesday, 9 October 1996
World Cup 1998 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 2 Poland 1 [2-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
Poland Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 74,663;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Poland - Marek Citko
England - Alan Shearer (2)
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Match Summary

Officials from Germany




Referee (bronze/black) - Helmut Krug
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Assistant Referees - Klaus Plettenburg and Egbert Engler.

Fourth Official - Hermann Albrecht.

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howell of Aston Manor.

Match preceded by a presentation of Platinum Discs to Ian Broudie, Frank Skinner and David Baddiel for sale of 600,000 copies of 'Three Lions' single.
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England Team



FIFA (25 Sept 1996) 12th
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: Alan Shearer, second captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 38 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 5 - A 1.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Neville, Gary            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Southgate, Gareth            
6 Hinchcliffe, Andrew            
7 Beckham, David            
8 Gascoigne, Paul            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Ferdinand, Leslie            
11 McManaman, Steven            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Sol Campbell, 13-Ian Walker, 14-Gary Pallister, 15-David Platt, 16-Matthew Le Tissier, 17-Teddy Sheringham, 18-Nick Barmby.
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Poland Team



FIFA (25 Sept 1996) 56th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 45th to 49th
Colours: Made by Nike - Red collared jerseys with white collars/trim, red shorts, red socks
Capt: Piotr Nowak Manager: Antoni Krzysztof Piechniczek, 54 (3 May 1942), appointed in 1996, having been in charge 1981-86.
Poland Lineup
1 Wozniak, Andrzej     G     GA
2 Michalski, Radoslaw            
3 Wojtala, Pawel            
4 Jozwiak, Marek            
5 Zielinski, Jacek            
6 Waldoch, Tomasz            
7 Hajto, Tomasz            
8 Baluszynski, Henryk            
9 Warzycha, Krzysztof            
10 Nowak, Piotr            
11 Citko, Marek            
Poland Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Maciej Szczesny, 13-Kazimierz Wegrzyn, 14-Adam Ledwon, 15-Ryszard Staniek, 16-Jerzy Brzeczek, 17-Marek Saganowski, 18-Cezary Kucharski.

team notes:

Coach Antoni Piechniczek was in charge of Poland against England in the 1986 World Cup Finals.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook