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Wednesday, 12 February 1997
World Cup 1998 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 75,055;
Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

Italy - Gianfranco Zola (19)
 
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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary

England

Type

Italy

Referee (white/black) - Sandor Puhl
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Assistant Referees - Lazlo Hamar (red/yellow flag) and Dr. Imre Bozoky (yellow flag).

Fourth Official - Attila Juhos.

Teams presented to Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, ex-England legend.
9 Goal Attempts 4
6 Attempts on Target 2
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
4 Corner Kicks Won 3
3 Offside Calls Against 3
22 Fouls Conceded 20
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18 Dec 1996) 12th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 9th
Colours: The 1997 Umbro home uniform - White shadow pinstriped collared jersey with navy buttoned-collar, navy/red side panels, navy shorts with red/white lower side panel, white socks with navy tops and two red hoops.
Capt: Alan Shearer, third captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 39 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
4th match, W 3 - D 0 - L 1 - F 7 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Walker, Ian     G     GA
2 Neville, Gary            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Campbell, Sol            
6 Le Saux, Graeme P. 28 17 October 1968 CD Blackburn Rovers FC 13 1
7 Beckham, David            
8 Batty, David, off 88th min.            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Le Tissier, Matthew P., off 60th min. 28 14 October 1968 AM Southampton FC 8 0
11 McManaman, Steven, off 75th min.            
England Substitutes
17 Ferdinand, Leslie, on 60th min. for Le Tissier,            
16 Merson, Paul, on 75th min. for McManaman.            
18 Wright, Ian, on 88th min. for Batty.            

unused substitutes:

12-Gareth Southgate, 13-David James, 14-Robert Lee, 15-Jamie Redknapp.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18 Dec 1996) 10th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
Colours: Made by Nike - Azure blue collared jerseys with white/green trimmed collar/cuffs, white shorts with green waistband/hem, blue socks with white/green trim.
Capt: Paolo Maldini Manager: Cesare Maldini, 65 (5 February 1932), appointed in 1996.
Italy Lineup
1 Peruzzi, Angelo     G     GA
2 Ferrara, Ciro            
3 Maldini, Paulo            
4 Baggio, Dino            
5 Cannavaro, Fabio            
6 Costacurta, Alessandro            
7 di Livio, Angelo            
8 di Matteo, Roberto            
9 Casiraghi, Pierluigi, off 75th min.            
10 Albertini, Demetrio            
11 Zola, Gianfranco, off 90th min.            
Italy Substitutes
17 Ravanelli, Fabrizio, on 75th min. for Casiraghi            
15 Fuser, Diego, on 90th min. for Zola            

unused substitutes:

12-Francesco Toldo, 13-Alessandro Nesta, 14-Antonio Benarrivo, 16-Alessandro Del Piero, 18-Enrico Chiesa.

team notes:

Manager and captain are father and son.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official teamsheet
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
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