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England National Football Team Match No. 760

England 6 Luxembourg 0 [5-0]

Saturday, 4 September 1999

Match Summary and Report

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


Match Summary

Status: European Championship 2000 Preliminary Group 5 qualification match.
Venue: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, capacity 79,045.
Attendance: 68,772.
Goals: England - Alan Shearer, 12th min., penalty.
England - Alan Shearer, 28th min.
England - Steve McManaman, 30th min.
England - Alan Shearer, 34th min.,
England - Steve McManaman, 44th min.
England - Michael Owen, 90+4th min.
Cautions: Luxembourg - Nico Funck, 55th min., foul - high-footed tackle on David Beckham.
England - Stuart Pearce, 71st min., foul - took down Marc Birsens with a sliding tackle.
Expulsions: None.
Referee - Serguey Shmolik, 34, Belarus, FIFA-listed 1993;
Assistant Referee
s - Yury Dupanau & Aliaksandr Chabykin, Belarus;
Fourth Official
- Aleh Chykun
, Belarus;
Conditions: Kickoff at 3:00 p.m. BST; Weather clear and hot, near 80°F.  Pitch excellent.
Miscellany: Teams presented to Bobby Robson (ex-England manager); England mascot is Aaron Kershaw, 10 years old, Shawclough, Rochdale;




Goal Attempts 22 4
Attempts on Target 11 2
Hit Bar/Post 0 0
Corner Kicks Won 8 0
Offside Calls Against 4 0
Fouls Conceded 13 6
Time of Possession - -


England Team

Ranking: 14th in FIFA ranking of 18 August 1999; 8th in Elo world ranking before this match and 9th after this match.
Colours: White shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks.  The 1999 "home" uniform.
Coach: J. Kevin Keegan, 48, appointed temporary manager 17 February 1999 and full-time manager 14 May 1999,
5th match, W 2 - D 3 - L 0 - F 11 - A 3.
Captain: Alan Shearer, 23rd captaincy. 

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 33 G Leeds United AFC 10 0 1992-2002
2-Dyer, Kieron C., sub off 46th min. 29-Dec-1978 20 M Newcastle United FC 1 0 1999-active
3-Pearce, Stuart 24-Apr-1962 37 D West Ham United FC 77 5 1987-1999
4-Batty, David 02-Dec-1968 30 M Leeds United AFC 41 0 1991-1999
5-Adams, Tony A., sub off 65th min. 10-Oct-1966 32 D Arsenal FC 58 4 1987-2000
6-Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 33 D Arsenal FC 24 1 1992-2002
7-Beckham, David R.J., sub off 65th min. 02-May-1975 24 M Manchester United FC 24 1 1996-active
8-Parlour, Raymond 07-Mar-1973 26 M Arsenal FC 4 0 1999-2000
9- Shearer, Alan 13-Aug-1970 29 F Newcastle United FC 52 27 1992-2000
10-Fowler, Robert B. 09-Apr-1975 24 F Liverpool FC 10 2 1996-2002
11- McManaman, Steven 11-Feb-1972 27 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 25 2 1994-2001

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
12-Neville, Gary A., sub on 46th min. for Dyer 18-Feb-1975 24 D Manchester United FC 33 0 1995-active
14-Neville, Phillip J., sub on 65th min. for Adams 21-Jan-1977 22 D Manchester United FC 18 0 1996-active
18- Owen, Michael J., sub on 65th min. for Beckham 14-Dec-1979 19 F Liverpool FC 14 5 1998-active

with overlapping fullbacks,  although the imbalance in the teams allowed England to adopt an all-out attacking formation throughout the match:

Martyn -
Dyer (G Neville), Keown, Adams (P Neville*), Pearce -
McManaman*, Beckham (Owen), Batty, Parlour* -
Fowler, Shearer.

Notes *When Phil Neville replaced Adams in the 65th minute, he played at left back and Pearce switched to Adams' centre back position.  On Keegan's instructions, McManaman and Parlour, both more at home on the right side of the midfield, exchanged right and left midfield positions midway through each half.
Not Used:
13-Ian Walker, 15-Gareth Southgate, 16-Tim Sherwood, 17-Teddy Sheringham

Luxembourg Team

Ranking: 127th in FIFA ranking of 18 August 1999; 161th in Elo world ranking before this match and 162nd after this match.
Colours: Red shirts with white side panels, red shorts with white side panels, red socks with white tops; made by ___.
Coach: Paul Philipp, 47, appointed 1 June 1985.
Captain: Marc Birsens.

Luxembourg Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Felgen, Philippe 08-Oct-1975 23 G AS Jeunesse Esch 6 0 1998-1999
2-Ferron, Ralph 03-May-1972 27 D Etzella Ettelbruck 17 0 1993-2002
3-Schauls, Manuel 13-Feb-1972 27 D AS Jeunesse Esch 1 0 1999-active
4-Birsens, Marc 17-Sep-1966 32 D/M FC Union Sportive Luxembourg 51 1 1988-2000
5-Funck, Nicolas 17-Oct-1972 26 D F91 Dudelange 9 0 1997-2000
6-Saibene, Jeff 13-Sep-1968 30 M FC Swift Hesperange 47 0 1986-2001
7-Theis, Dany 11-Sep-1967 31 M CA Spora Luxembourg 26 0 1991-2001
8-Vanek, Jean-Pierre 19-Jan-1969 30 D FC Avenir Beggen 27 1 1994-2000
9-Christophe, Marcel, sub off 63rd min. 19-Aug-1974 25 F FC Mondercange 8 1 1998-2003
10-Schneider, Sascha, sub off 46th min. 23-Jun-1972 27 M/F CS Grevenmacher 5 0 1995-2001
11-Posing, Patrick, sub off 83rd min. 09-Sep-1971 27 D/M F91 Dudelange 11 0 1996-2003

Luxembourg Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
15-Alverdi, Christian, sub on 46th min. for Schneider 05-Nov-1973 25 M CS Grevenmacher 4 0 1998-2000
18-Zaritski, Mikhail, sub on 63rd min. for Christophe 03-Jan-1973 26 F Ágios Nikólaos*, Greece 5 0 1999-2001
16-Deville, Frank, sub on 83rd min. for Posing 12-Aug-1970 29 D/M FC Mondercange 25 0 1995-2002

although often playing with 10 men behind the ball:

Felgen -
Ferron, Schauls, Birsens, Funck, Posing (Deville) -
Vanek, Schneider (Alverdi), Saibene, Theis -
Christophe (Zaritski).

Not Used:
12-Alija Besic, 13-Laurent Deville, 14-Roland Schaack, 17-Serge Thill.

Match Report




Source Notes

*Several English media reports give Mikhail Zaritski's club affiliation as OFI Crete, Greece.  Two websites devoted to the Luxembourg national team and the Luxembourg daily newspaper Tageblatt say it is Ágios Nikólaos, Greece.  The official website of Zaritski's last club, SC Fortuna Köln, Germany, says he was transferred to Ágios Nikólaos.  For a short period, the official website of the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football gave Zaritski's club as "Kreta (GR)," but it has now reverted to  Fortuna Köln.