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Saturday, 29 March 1997
A Green Flag International Friendly Match

England 2 Mexico 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Mexico Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 48,076;
Kick-off: 6.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Teddy Sheringham (penalty), Robbie Fowler
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Portugal




Referee (-) - V.M. Melo Pereira
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Assistant Referees - C.M. Ferreia Le Mitos and A.G. Gomes de Carvalho.

Fourth Official - J.J. Bento Marques.

Teams presented to Sepp Blatter, FIFA General Secretary.
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England Team



FIFA (27 February 1997) 12th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th
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: Paul Ince, third captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 39 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
5th match, W 4 - D 0 - L 1 - F 9 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 James, David     G     GA
2 Keown, Martin            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Batty, David            
5 Southgate, Gareth            
6 Le Saux, Graeme            
7 Lee, Robert            
8 Ince, Paul            
9 Fowler, Robert            
10 Sheringham, Edward            
11 McManaman, Steven            
England Substitutes
15 Redknapp, Jamie            
17 Wright, Ian            

unused substitutes:

12-David May, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-Phil Neville, 16-Nicky Butt, 18-Stan Collymore.
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Mexico Team



FIFA (27 February 1997) 11th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th to 17th
Colours: Made by Aba Sport - Green collared jerseys with shadow Azteca image and white collar/cuffs with azteca trim, white shorts with azteca hem trim, red socks with white tops and green hoop.
Capt: Alberto Garcia Aspe Manager: Velibor Milutinovic, 52 (7 September 1944 in Yugoslavia), appointed in 1995, having been in charge 1983-86.
Mexico Lineup
25 Rios, Adolfo     G     GA
2 Saurez, Claudio            
13 Pardo, Pavel            
16 Coyote, Alberto            
5 Davino, Duilio            
18 Alfaro, Enrique            
7 Ramirez, Ramon            
8 Aspe, Alberto Garcia            
17 Galindo, Benjamin            
27 Hermosillo, Carlos            
11 Alves, Luis Roberto            
Mexico Substitutes
15 Hernandez, Luis            
1 Pineda, Hugo            

unused substitutes:

3-Joll Sanchez, 6-Marcelino Bernal, 14-Joaquin Del Olmo, 19-Ricardo Pelaez, 20-Nicolas Ramirez.

team notes:

Coach Bora Milutinovic was in charge of Mexico against England in the summer friendlies of 1985 and 1986. He will also coaching USA when they played England in 1993 and 1994.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


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)