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Wednesday, 10 September 1997
World Cup 1998 UEFA Group Two qualification match

England 4 Moldova 0 [1-0]
 

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance:
74,102;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

Match Summary
England Squad
Moldova Squad

England - Paul Scholes (28), Ian Wright (46 45:57, 90), Paul Gascoigne (80).
 
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden

England

Type

Moldova

Referee (charcoal) - Karl-Erik Nilsson
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Assistant Referees - Kenneth Petersson (red/yellow) and Peter Ekstrom (yellow).
Reserve Official -
M. Ingvarsson.

Teams presented to Tony Banks, M.P., Minister for Sport.
England and Moldova staff wore black ribbons in respect and for the memory of Princess Diana, who had died ten days previously in France.
A minute silence prior to kick-off was also observed.
This match, according to some reports, has been affectionately called
'The Diana Match'.
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England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (20 August 1997) 7th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th
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: David Seaman, only captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 39 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
12th match, W 10 - D 0 - L 2 - F 22 - A 4.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 33 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 37 18 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 22 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 23 0
3 Neville, Philip A. 20 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 7 0
4 Batty, David 28 2 December 1968 M Newcastle United FC 26 0
5 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 22 18 September 1974 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 0
6 Southgate, Gareth 27 3 September 1970 CD Aston Villa FC 20 0
7 Beckham, David R.J. 22 2 May 1975 RM Manchester United FC 10 0
8 Gascoigne, Paul J. 30 27 May 1967 M Rangers FC, Scotland 52 10
9 Ferdinand, Leslie 32 8 December 1966 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 5
10 Wright, Ian E. 33 3 November 1963 F Arsenal FC 28 9
11 Scholes, Paul 22 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 4 2
England Substitutes
17 Ripley, Stuart, on 68th min. for Beckham, injured off 76th min. 29 20 November 1967 LM Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
16 Butt, Nicholas, on 76th min. for Ripley 22 21 January 1975 M Manchester United FC 3 0
18 Collymore, Stanley, on 82nd min. for Ferdinand 26 22 January 1971 F Aston Villa FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

12-Gary Pallister, 13-Ian Walker, 14-Graham Le Saux, 15-Robert Lee.
 
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Averages:

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals - -

 

Moldova Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (20 August 1997) 127th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 113th to 114th
Colours: Made by Puma - Blue collared pinstriped jerseys with yellow collars/pinstripes, red shorts, yellow socks with red/blue trim.
Capt: Alexandr Curteian Manager: Ion Stepanovich Caras, 46 (11 September 1950), appointed in 1990.
Moldova Lineup
1 Romanenco, Denis     G     GA
2 Fistican, Oleg            
3 Tistimitanu, Ion            
4 Culibab, Vitalii            
5 Spinu, Marin            
6 Stroenco, Serghei            
7 Curteian, Alxandr            
8 Sischin, Oleg            
9 Miterev, Iurii            
10 Rebeja, Radu            
11 Rogaciov, Serghei            
Moldova Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

12-Serghei Dinov, 13-Alexandr Popovici, 14-Alexandr Suharev, 15-Serghei Epureanu, 16-Serghei Secu, 17-Boris Cebotari, 18-Vasilii Toloconicov.
 
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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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