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Wednesday, 22 April 1998
A Green Flag International Friendly Match

England 3 Portugal 0 [1-0]

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

England - Alan Shearer (2), Teddy Sheringham Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad
Red Card: Portugal - Capucho (80)
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain




Referee (blue) - M. Diaz Vega
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Assistant Referees - J. Olmos Gonzalez and M. Vazquez Riveiro.

Reserve Official -
A. Dauden Ibanez.

Teams presented to Bill Nicholson OBE, ex-England player
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England Team



FIFA (11 April 1998) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th to 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: Alan Shearer, ninth captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 40 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
17th match, W 12 - D 2 - L 3 - F 28 - A 7.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David     G     GA
2 Neville, Gary            
3 Le Saux, Graeme            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Campbell, Sulzeer            
7 Beckham, David            
8 Batty, David            
9 Shearer, Alan            
10 Sheringham, Edward            
11 Scholes, Paul            
England Substitutes
16 Merson, Paul            
17 Owen, Michael            

unused substitutes:

12-Gareth Southgate, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Phil Neville, 15-Ray Parlour, 18-Dion Dublin.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Portugal Team



FIFA (1997) xth
EFO ranking

ELO rating 10th to 11th
Colours: Made by Nike - Deep red collared jerseys with green collar/cuffs and side panels with yellow trim, green shorts with yellow rear hem trim, red socks with yellow calf hoop.
Capt: Vitor Baia Manager: Humberto Coelho
Portugal Lineup
1 Vitor Baia     G     GA
2 Xavier, Abel            
3 Dimas            
4 Beto            
5 Couto, Fernando            
6 Souso, Paulo            
7 Figo, Luis            
8 Joao Paulo            
9 Calado            
10 Santos, Paulinho            
11 Cadete, Jorge            
Portugal Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-Silvinho 13-Joao M. Pinto, 14-Oceano, 15, Capucho, 16- Sergio Conceicao, 17-Nuno Gomes, 18-Pedro Barbosa.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    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)