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Results 1995-2000

Wednesday, 12 February 1997
A Green Flag Football Associational International
World Cup 1998 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
 

 

Team line-up

 

 

 


Match Summary
England Squad

Italy Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London - Attendance: 75,055
Kick-off 8.00 p.m. BST
  Live on xx (UK) - Commentator: xx

Italy - Gianfranco Zola (19).
 

? kicked-off. 9- minutes (-).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Hungary

England

Type

Italy

Referee (silver) - Sandor Puhl,
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

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

Fourth Official - Attila Juhos.

Teams presented to Sir Bobby Charlton, C.B.E. (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:

12th (18th December 1996) Colours: The 1997 home uniform - White shirts with navy blue collar and red/navy blue side panels, navy blue shorts with white and red trim, white socks with navy blue tops.
Capt: Alan Shearer Coach: Glenn Hoddle, 39, appointed 2 May 1996, effective 30 June 1996;
4th match, W 3 - D 0 - L 1 - F 7 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Walker, Ian x x x x x x GA
2 Neville, Gary x x x x x x
3 Pearce, Stuart x x x x x x
4 Ince, Paul x x x x x x
5 Campbell, Sol x x x x x x
6 Le Saux, Graeme x x x x x x
7 Beckham, David x x x x x x
8 Batty, David, sub off 88th min. x x x x x x
9 Shearer, Alan x x x x x x
10 Le Tissier, Matthew, sub off 60th min. x x x x x x
11 McManaman, Steven, sub off 75th min. x x x x x x
England Substitutes
17 Ferdinand, Leslie, on 60th min. for Le Tissier, x x x x x x
16 Merson, Paul, on 75th min. for McManaman. x x x x x x
18 Wright, Ian, on 88th min. for Batty. x x x x x x

unused substitutes:

12-Gareth Southgate, 13-David James, 14-Rob Lee, 15-Jamie Redknapp.
   
formation formation -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

10th (18th December 1996) Colours: Made by Nike - Blue shirts with white/green collar panels and white cuffs, white shorts with green belt/rear trim, blue socks with thin white trim.
Capt: Paulo Maldini Coach: Cesare Maldini
Italy Lineup
1 Peruzzi, Angelo x x x x x x GA
2 Ferrara, Ciro x x x x x x
3 Maldini, Paulo x x x x x x
4 Baggio, Dino x x x x x x
5 Cannavaro, Fabio x x x x x x
6 Costacurta, Alessandro x x x x x x
7 di Livio, Angelo x x x x x x
8 di Matteo, Roberto x x x x x x
9 Casiraghi, Pierluigi, sub off 75th min. x x x x x x
10 Albertini, Demetrio x x x x x x
11 Zola, Gianfranco, sub off 90th min. x x x x x x
Italy Substitutes
17 Ravanelli, Fabrizio, on 75th min. for Casiraghi x x x x x x
15 Fuser, Diego, on 90th min. for Zola x x x x x x

unused substitutes:

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

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc

 

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

Source Notes

Original Teamsheet
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor

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