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England National Football Team Match No. 7
55

England 0 France 2 [0-0]

Saturday, 10 February 1999

England Pre-Match

Match Summary and Report Team Records England Pre-Match France Pre-Match

 

England Squad for the Match Against France  February 1999
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Adams, Tony A. 10-Oct-1966 32 D Arsenal FC 56 0 56 4 14 2 C
Anderton, Darren R. 03-Mar-1972 26 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 0 26 7 0 1 C
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 23 M Manchester United FC 17 3 20 1 0 1 E  4 C
Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 24 M Manchester United FC 3 4 7 0 0 None
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 24 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 3 24 0 2 3 C
Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 27 F Manchester United FC 0 2 2 0 0 None
Dixon, Lee M. 17-Mar-1964 34 D Arsenal FC 20 1 21 1 0 -
Lee Dixon was called up to squad on 8 February as a replacement for Gary Neville.
Dublin, Dion 22-Apr-1969 29 F Aston Villa FC 3 1 4 0 0 -
Dyer, Kieran C. 29-Dec-1978 20 M Ipswich Town FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 20 D West Ham United FC 3 2 5 0 0 None
Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 23 F Liverpool FC 3 5 8 2 0 None
Hinchcliffe, Andrew G. 05-Feb-1969 30 D Sheffield Wednesday FC 7 0 7 0 0 None
Ince, Paul E.C. 21-Oct-1967 31 M Liverpool FC 42 2 44 2 7 1 E 5 C
Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 32 D Arsenal FC 18 1 19 1 0 2 C
Le Saux, Graeme P. 17-Oct-1968 30 D Chelsea FC 29 3 32 1 0 2 C
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 32 G Leeds United AFC 7 1 8 0 0 None
Merson, Paul C. 20-Mar-1968 30 M Middlesbrough FC 9 12 21 3 0 -
Paul Merson withdrew from the squad due to injury.
Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 24 D Manchester United FC 29 2 31 0 0 2 C
Gary Neville withdrew from the squad due to injury.
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 19 F Liverpool FC 7 5 12 4 0 1 C
Redknapp, Jamie F. 25-Jun-1973 25 M Liverpool FC 7 3 10 0 0 2 C
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 24 M Manchester United FC 13 1 14 4 0 4 C
Paul Scholes was called into the squad late.
Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 35 G Arsenal FC 43 4 47 0 1 1 C
Shearer, Alan 13-Aug-1970 28 F Newcastle United FC 44 2 46 22 17 2 C
Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 28 D Aston Villa FC 26 4 30 1 0 2 C
Gareth Southgate withdrew from the squad due to injury.
Wilcox, Jason M. 15-Jul-1971 27 M Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Jason Wilcox was called into the squad late.
Winterburn, Nigel 11-Dec-1963 35 D Arsenal FC 0 2 2 0 0 -
Nigel Winterburn was called into the squad on 9 February as cover for Andy Hinchcliffe.
Wright, Richard I. 05-Nov-1977 21 G Ipswich Town FC 0 0 0 0 0 None

All information is complete to and including the match against Czech Republic on 18 November 1998.

Notes

Tuesday, 9th February, 1999 - Nigel Winterburn is called into the squad as late cover for Andy Hinchcliffe, Winterburn also comes in as back-up for Graeme Le Saux.

Monday, 8th February 1999 - Lee Dixon has been added to the squad, a move forced on new manager Howard Wilkinson by several injuries, the latest being to defender Gary Neville.  Paul Scholes and Jason Wilcox had already been drafted in. 
Gareth Southgate (hip) and Paul Merson (back) are out of Wednesday's game, Sol Campbell is doubtful with a stomach complaint and Jason Wilcox, Graeme Le Saux, Darren Anderton, Dion Dublin and Gary Neville also missed training due to injury worries.

Wednesday, 3rd February 1999 - Howard Wilkinson said at a press conference at Wembley today he was "very shocked" by the events of the past two days.  "My head is spinning. I can't see the pace dropping at all for next the next seven days either."  The 51 year old former Leeds United manager has stepped in to lead England against France at Wembley next week..  The former technical director of the English FA was asked about the publicity surrounding the English national team  "We managers have to live in a goldfish ball. It's sometimes very difficult but I don't think it's going to change.  My brief is to look after team as manager until next Thursday.  I have not considered taking the job permanently."  He acknowledged the difficulty of the job he had taken on.  "The crux of the problem is this - it's not who next the man is going to be but what. What can we do to help the England manager to win football matches. I see a restructuring of the FA and hopefully football as well to try and achieve this."

Glenn Hoddle's last act as England coach was to revive the international career of Manchester United striker Andrew Cole.  The striker went into print with an interview last November to attack Hoddle for leaving him out of the squad to play the Czech Republic in a friendly.  He accused Hoddle of being a 'coward' but the former England coach said he would not bear a grudge against the striker who is in good form for United this season. Hoddle has proved his commitment to the striker by naming him to be in contention to face world champions at France next Wednesday at Wembley.

Tuesday, 2nd February 1999 - Glenn Hoddle has been fired as England manager.  The FA's international committee met throughout the day but significantly never spoke face to face with their 41 year old coach. Their conversations over the telephone did not allay the disquiet felt by Hoddle's employers about his remarks concerning disabled people and reincarnation, relationships with senior players and the continued use around the squad of faith-healer Eileen Drewery.  His position was 'untenable' and he admits an 'error of judgement' over his comments concerning disabled people and reincarnation.  The press conference was disrupted by a fan in an England fan shouting 'We want Hoddle out !' and there were scuffles as he was restrained by security.

 

England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
738 10-Sep-1997 Moldova Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP 4 0 HW [1-0]
739 11-Oct-1997 Italy Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP 0 0 AD [0-0]
740 15-Nov-1997 Cameroon Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 2 0 HW [2-0]
741 11-Feb-1998 Chile Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 2 HL [0-1]
742 25-Mar-1998 Switzerland Wankdorfstadion, Bern F 1 1 AD [0-1]
743 22-Apr-1998 Portugal Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 3 0 HW [1-0]
744 23-May-1998 Saudi Arabia Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 0 HD [0-0]
745 27-May-1998 Morocco Complexe Mohammed V, Casablanca T/C 1 0 AW [0-0]
746 29-May-1998 Belgium Complexe Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco T/C 0 0 ND [0-0]

3-4 on penalty kicks at end of regulation time.

747 15-Jun-1998 Tunisia Le Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France WCF 2 0 NW [1-0]
748 22-Jun-1998 Romania Stade Municipal, Toulouse, France WCF 1 2 NL [0-0]
749 26-Jun-1998 Colombia Stade Félix-Bollaert, Lens, France WCF 2 0 NW [2-0]
750 30-Jun-1998 Argentina Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France WCF 2 2 ND [2-2]

2-2 full-time, 2-2 after extra time, 3-4 on penalty kicks.

751 05-Sep-1998 Sweden Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län ECP 1 2 AL [1-2]
752 10-Oct-1998 Bulgaria Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 0 0 HD [0-0]
753 14-Oct-1998 Luxembourg Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg ECP 3 0 AW [2-0]
754 18-Nov-1998 Czech Republic Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 2 0 HW [2-0]

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