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Wednesday, 25 March 1998
An International Friendly Match

Switzerland 1 England 1 [1-0]


Match Summary
Switzerland Squad
England Squad

Wankdorfstadion, Wankdorf, Bern
Attendance: 17,100;
Kick-off: 8.00pm Uhr, tbc BST

Switzerland - Ramon Vega
England - Paul Merson
Results 1995-2000

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


Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (black) - Pascal Garbian
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Assistant Referees - Serge Vallin and Attilo Nunez.

Fourth Official - Dominique Tavet, Switzerland.
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Switzerland Team



FIFA (25 March 1998) 69th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 45th to 44th
Colours: Made by Lotto - Red collared jerseys with white shoulders/collars/cuffs, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Ciriaco Sforza Manager: Gilbert Gress, 56 (17 December 1941 in Strasburg, Germany, now part of France), appointed in 1998.
Switzerland Lineup
1 Corminboef, Joel     G Neuchatel Xarux   GA
2 Vogel, Johann     M Grasshopper Club    
3 Fournier, Sebastien     M Servette FC    
4 Henchov, Stephane     D Blackburn Rovers FC, England    
5 Vega, Ramon     D Tottenham Hotspur FC, England    
6 Yakin, Murat     D VfB Stuttgart, Germany    
7 Sesa, David     F Servette FC    
8 Wicky, Raphael     M SV Werder Bremen, Germany    
9 Grassi, Marco     F AS Cannes, France    
10 Sforza, Ciriaco     M 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Germany    
11 Chapuisat, Stephane     F Borussia Dortmund, Germany    
Switzerland Substitutes
16 Lonfat, Johan       FC Bien    
17 Kunz, Adrian       SV Werder Bremen, Germany    

unused substitutes:

12-Pascal Zuberhaller, 13-Sebastien Jeannarel?, 14-Stefan Wolf, 15-Patrick Muller.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



FIFA (25 March 1998) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 6th
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, eighth captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 40 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
16th match, W 11 - D 2 - L 3 - F 25 - A 7.
England Lineup
1 Flowers, Timothy     G Blackburn Rovers FC   GA
2 Keown, Martin       Arsenal FC    
3 Hinchcliffe, Andrew       Sheffield Wednesday FC    
4 Ince, Paul       Liverpool FC    
5 Southgate, Gareth       Aston Villa FC    
6 Ferdinand, Rio       West Ham United FC    
7 McManaman, Steven       Liverpool FC    
8 Merson, Paul       Middlesbrough FC    
9 Shearer, Alan       Newcastle United FC    
10 Owen, Michael       Liverpool FC    
11 Lee, Robert       Newcastle United FC    
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Sol Campbell, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-David Batty, 15-Jamie Redknapp, 16-Teddy Sheringham, 17-Dion Dublin, 18-Dominic Matteo.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


Source Notes

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