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Mexico

 

 
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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 18), Robbie Fowler (54)
 
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Portugal

England

Type

Mexico

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.
  Goal Attempts  
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England Team

 

Rank:

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 R. 30 24 July 1966 RB Arsenal FC 12 1
3 Pearce, Stuart 34 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC player/manager 74 5
4 Batty, David, off 53rd min.            
5 Southgate, Gareth 26 3 September 1970 CD Aston Villa FC 13 0
6 Le Saux, Graeme P. 28 17 October 1968 CD Blackburn Rovers FC 14 1
7 Lee, Robert M. 31 1 February 1966 M Newcastle United FC 8 1
8 Ince, Paul            
9 Fowler, Robert B. 21 9 April 1975 F Liverpool FC 6 1
10 Sheringham, Edward P., off 37th min. 30 2 April 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 6
11 McManaman, Steven, off 66th min. 25 11 February 1972 LM Liverpool FC 18 0
England Substitutes
17 Wright, Ian E., on 37th min. for Sheringham 33 3 November 1963 F Arsenal FC 23 5
15 Redknapp, Jamie F., on 53rd min. for Batty 23 25 June 1973 M Liverpool FC 6 0
16 Butt, Nicholas, on 66th min. for McManaman            

unused substitutes:

12-David May, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-Phil Neville, 18-Stan Collymore.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Mexico Team

 

Rank:

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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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
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)
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