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England National Football Team Match No. 763

Scotland 0 England 2 [0-2]

Saturday, 13 November 1999

England Pre-Match

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


England Squad for the Matches Against Scotland  November 1999
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Adams, Tony A. 10-Oct-1966 33 D Arsenal FC 60 0 60 4 14 2 C
Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 24 M Manchester United FC 22 3 25 1 0 1 E  4 C
Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 25 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 3 27 0 2 4 C
Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 28 F Manchester United FC 2 3 5 0 0 None
Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 20 D West Ham United FC 4 4 8 0 0 None
Froggatt, Stephen J. 09-Mar-1973 26 M Coventry City FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Guppy, Stephen A. 29-Mar-1969 30 M Leicester City FC 1 0 1 0 0 None
Heskey, Emile W.I. 11-Jan-1978 21 F Leicester City FC 0 3 3 0 0 None
Ince, Paul E.C. 21-Oct-1967 32 M Middlesbrough FC 44 2 46 2 7 1 E 5 C
Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 33 D Arsenal FC 25 1 26 1 0 3 C
Martyn, A. Nigel 11-Aug-1966 33 G Leeds United AFC 9 3 12 0 0 None
McManaman, Steven 11-Feb-1972 27 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 21 5 26 2 0 None
Steve McManaman withdrew from the squad to face Scotland on 11 November 1999 because of a recurrent groin injury.
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club St Sub App G Cpt Dis
Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 23 D Manchester United FC 13 7 20 0 0 None
Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 19 F Liverpool FC 8 8 16 5 0 2 C
Parlour, Raymond 07-Mar-1973 26 M Arsenal FC 1 3 4 0 0 None
Phillips, Kevin M. 25-Jul-1973 26 F Sunderland AFC 2 0 2 0 0 None
Redknapp, Jamie F. 25-Jun-1973 26 M Liverpool FC 10 5 15 1 0 2 C
Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 24 M Manchester United FC 16 2 18 7 0 1 E 6 C
Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 36 G Arsenal FC 49 4 53 0 1 1 C
Shearer, Alan 13-Aug-1970 29 F Newcastle United FC 52 2 54 28 25 3 C
Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 26 M West Ham United FC 0 0 0 0 0 None
Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 29 D Aston Villa FC 28 4 32 1 0 3 C
Walker, Ian M. 31-Oct-1971 28 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 2 3 0 0 None
Wise, Dennis F. 16-Dec-1966 32 M Chelsea FC 9 4 13 1 0 None

All information is complete to and including the match against Belgium on 10 October 1999.


Thursday, 4 November 1999 - England coach Kevin Keegan has recalled Andrew Cole to the international squad despite Cole’s criticism of Alan Shearer in his recent autobiography.  Also in the squad to face Scotland a week on Saturday is Coventry City winger Steve Froggatt who is picked for the very first time. Froggatt was tipped for the top six years ago while playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers until a nasty collision on the field left him with a leg broken in two places. Froggatt’s inclusion in the squad is due to his ability to play on the left side a area which is usually filled by either Graham Le Saux or Gary Neville, both of whom are currently injured.  Steve McManaman is also included in the squad following his recovery from injury.

Saturday, 6 November 1999 - Michael Owen lasted 79 minutes of his comeback for Liverpool today in a 2-0 home win over Derby County in the Premiership.  Owen looked tired and slow for much of the game showing little pace or power in attack after a recent hamstring injury saw him limp out of a game at Southampton two weeks ago and miss two more Premiership matches.  The striker is now set to join the England squad for the Euro 2000 play-offs but work is needed on his fitness which may see him regarded as a doubt for the first leg at Hampden Park on the 13th.

Tuesday, 9 November 1999 - Kevin Keegan has reported few injury problems in his squad.  Michael Owen is already training and Andrew Cole is expected to recover quickly from a bruised calf. The only two real foubts are in midfield with Steve McManaman and Ray Parlour both lacking match fitness.  A confident Keegan said "the tie will not be decided by Saturday's result.  I want Saturday to come. It can't come quickly enough" and said he believed the game would be tight.  "The game means more in Scotland than it does down here " commented the England coach and he may suffer a few critical headlines if the English press decide to pounce on his words.

Wednesday, 10 November 1999 - Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour was ruled out of Saturday afternoon's game at Hampden Park but he may be fit for selection in the return leg at Wembley next Wednesday while Manchester United star Andrew Cole came through light jogging and stretching this morning and will undergo a full training session tomorrow.

Thursday, 11 November 1999 - England have suffered a major tactical blow with a recurrence of Steve McManaman's groin strain.  The Real Madrid star broke down in training yesterday only two matches after his return to the Real side from his groin injury and is unlikely to play in the game on Saturday.  The England medical staff and Kevin Keegan will decide later today if he is to be sent back to Spain for treatment but his injury leaves a major space on the left side of midfield - a frequent problem area for the English.  The lack of talent on the left side has been a talking point among the press for months and the injury to Graeme Le Saux robs Keegan of obvious cover for McManaman.  The coach has two other options but both players would be making a debut in the tempestuous Hampden Park atmosphere. Steve Froggatt is a left winger as Steve Guppy and neither are adequate defensive cover and may force players out of position in the England defence if either one is picked to play.

Friday, 12 November 1999 - Defenders Sol Campbell and Martin Keown did not join the squad for training today after they arrived to prepare at the Hampden Park venue for tomorrow night's first leg of the play-off.  Both defenders have been nursing injuries with Campbell only four games into a comeback for Tottenham that has seen him miss the first three months of the season. Although the central defender performed well last week in the derby game with Arsenal he has not felt well all week as the months of inactivity catch up with the 23 year old and he starts to miss match fitness. Also giving some concern to the England camp is veteran centre back Martin Keown who has missed several training session this week.


England Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
751 05-Sep-1998 Sweden Rĺsunda 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]
755 10-Feb-1999 France Empire Stadium, Wembley, London F 0 2 HL [0-0]
756 27-Mar-1999 Poland Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 3 1 HW [2-1]
757 28-Apr-1999 Hungary Népstadion, Budapest F 1 1 AD [1-0]
758 05-Jun-1999 Sweden Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 0 0 HD [0-0]
759 09-Jun-1999 Bulgaria Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya ECP 1 1 AD [1-1]
760 04-Sep-1999 Luxembourg Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP 6 0 HW [5-0]
761 08-Sep-1999 Poland Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa ECP 0 0 AD [0-0]
762 10-Oct-1999 Belgium Stadium of Light, Sunderland F 2 1 HW [1-1]