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Saturday, 4 September 1999
European Championship 2000 Group Five Qualification Match

England 6 Luxembourg 0 [5-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Luxembourg Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 68,772;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

England - Alan Shearer (penalty 12, 28, 34 hat-trick), Steve McManaman (30, 44), Michael Owen (90+4)
Luxembourg - Nico Funck (55),
England - Stuart Pearce (71).
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Belarus

England

Type

Luxembourg

Referee (black) - Serguey Shmolik
34 (12 January 1965), Breast, FIFA-listed 1993.

Assistant Referees - Yury Dupanau and Aliaksandr Chabykin

Fourth Official
- Aleh Chykun

Teams presented to Bobby Robson, ex-England manager;
England mascot is Aaron Kershaw, 10 years old, Shawclough, Rochdale;
22 Goal Attempts 4
11 Attempts on Target 2
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
8 Corner Kicks Won 0
4 Offside Calls Against 0
13 Fouls Conceded 6
Possession

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18 August 1999) 14th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th to 9th
Colours: The 1999 Umbro home uniform - White shadow horizontal striped crew neck jersey with navy collar/cuffs, white Umbro sleeves trim, navy shorts with navy Umbro side trim, white socks with navy pintrim.
Capt: Alan Shearer, 23rd captaincy. Manager: Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE, 48 (14 February 1951), appointed as caretaker manager 2 February 1999, full-time 14 May 1999.
5th match, W 2 - D 3 - L 0 - F 11 - A 3.
England Lineup
1 Martyn, A. Nigel 33 11 August 1966 G Leeds United AFC 10 GA
2 Dyer, Kieron C., off 46th min. 20 29 December 1978 RB Newcastle United FC 1 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 37 24 April 1962 LB/CD West Ham United FC 77 5
Pearce cautioned in the 71st minute for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul, after he took down Marc Birsens with a sliding tackle.
4 Batty, David 30 2 December 1968 CM Leeds United AFC 41 0
5 Adams, Tony A., off 65th min. 32 10 October 1966 CD Arsenal FC 58 4
6 Keown, Martin R. 33 24 July 1966 CD Arsenal FC 24 1
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 65th min. 24 2 May 1975 CM Manchester United FC 24 1
8 Parlour, Raymond 26 7 March 1973 LM/RM Arsenal FC 4 0
9
Shearer, Alan 29 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 52 27
10 Fowler, Robert B. 24 9 April 1975 F Liverpool FC 10 2
11 McManaman, Steven 27 11 February 1972 RM/LM Real Madrid CF, Spain 25 2
England Substitutes
12 Neville, Gary A., on 46th min. for Dyer 24 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 33 0
14 Neville, Phillip J., on 65th min. for Adams 22 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 18 0
18 Owen, Michael J., on 65th min. for Beckham 19 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 14 5

unused substitutes:

13-Ian Walker, 15-Gareth Southgate, 16-Tim Sherwood, 17-Teddy Sheringham.
 
4-4-2 Martyn -
Dyer (G.Neville), Keown, Adams (P.Neville), Pearce -
McManaman*, Beckham (Owen), Batty, Parlour* -
Fowler, Shearer.
Notes: When Phil Neville replaced Adams, he played at left back and Pearce switched to Adams' centre back position. McManaman and Parlour, both more at home on the right side of the midfield, exchanged right and left midfield positions midway through each half.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Luxembourg Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18 August 1999) 128th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 161st to 162nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow pinstriped jerseys with white side panel/underarm Adidas trim/collar, red shorts with white sides and red horizontal Adidas trim, red socks with white vertical Adidas trim.
Capt: Marc Bisens Manager: Paul Philipp, 48 (21 October 1950), appointed 1 June 1985.
Luxembourg Lineup
1 Felgen, Philippe 23 8 October 1975 G AS Jeunesse Esch 6 GA
2 Ferron, Ralph 27 3 May 1972 RB Etzella Ettelbruck 17 0
3 Schauls, Manuel 27 13 February 1972 CD AS Jeunesse Esch 1 0
4 Birsens, Marc 32 17 September 1966 CD FC Union Sportive Luxembourg 51 1
5 Funck, Nicolas 26 17 October 1972 CD F91 Dudelange 9 0
Funck cautioned in the 55th minute for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul after a high-footed tackle on David Beckham just inside the England half.
6 Saibene, Jeff 30 13 September 1968 CM FC Swift Hesperange 47 0
7 Theis, Dany 31 11 September 1967 LM CA Spora Luxembourg 26 0
8 Vanek, Jean-Pierre 30 19 January 1969 RM FC Avenir Beggen 27 1
9 Christophe, Marcel, off 63rd min. 25 19 August 1974 CF FC Mondercange 8 1
10 Schneider, Sascha, off 46th min. 27 23 June 1972 CM CS Grevenmacher 5 0
11 Posing, Patrick, off 83rd min. 27 9 September 1971 LB F91 Dudelange 11 0
Luxembourg Substitutes
15 Alverdi, Christian, on 46th min. for Schneider 25 5 November 1973 M CS Grevenmacher 4 0
18 Zaritski, Mikhail, on 63rd min. for Christophe 26 3 January 1973
born in USSR
CF Agios Nikolaos, Greece 5 0
16 Deville, Frank, on 83rd min. for Posing 29 12 August 1970 LB FC Mondercange 25 0

unused substitutes:

12-Alija Besic, 13-Laurent Deville, 14-Roland Schaack, 17-Serge Thill.

team notes:

Coach Paul Philipp played for Luxembourg against England twice in 1977, first in March, then captain in October.
 
5-4-1 Felgen -
Ferron, Schauls, Birsens, Funck, Posing (Deville) -
Vanek, Schneider (Alverdi), Saibene, Theis -
Christophe (Zaritski).

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
F.A. Yearbook
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