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England National Football Team Match No. 772

France 1 England 1 [0-0]

Saturday, 2 September 2000

Match Summary and Report


Match Summary

Status: Friendly match celebrating France's European Championship 2000 triumph.
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, capacity 80,000.
Attendance: either 76,318 or 77,000 depending on source.
Goals: France - Emmanuel Petit, 65th min.
England -Michael Owen, 86th min.
Cautions: France - Zinédine Zidane, 63rd min., foul tackle on Dennis Wise.
England -Gareth Barry, 78th min., foul tackle on Lilian Thuram
Expulsions: None.
Officials: Referee - Juan Luis Ansuategui Roca, 44 (27-Aug-1956), Spain, FIFA-listed 1991.
Assistants - Luis Nunez Lopez & Bibano Jimenez Hidalgo, Spain
Fourth Official - Avilio Nunez, France
Conditions: Kickoff 8:45 p.m. local time, 7:45 p.m. BST.
Miscellany: Guest of honour was former England captain George Hardwick.




Goal Attempts 16 11
Attempts on Target 5 5
Hit Bar/Post 0 0
Corner Kicks Won 5 7
Offside Calls Against 10 2
Fouls Conceded 17 12
Time of Possession 54% 46%


France Team


2nd in FIFA ranking of  9 August 2000; 1st in Elo world ranking before this match and 1st after this match.

Colours: Blue shirts with red band across the chest, white shorts, red socks; made by Adidas.
Coach: Roger Lemerre, 59, appointed July 27, 1998,
29th match, W 22 - D 5 - L 2 - F63 - A 28.
Captain: Didier Deschamps, 56th captaincy.  When Deschamps went off in the 59th minute, Marcel Desailly took the captain’s armband.

France Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Lama, Bernard 07-Apr-1963 36 G Stade Rennais FC 44 0 1993-2000
15-Thuram, Lilian, sub off 80th min. 01-Jan-1972 28 D Parma AC, Italy 63 2 1994-active
3-Lizarazu, Bixente 09-Dec-1969 30 D FC Bayern München AG, Germany 60 2 1992-active
17- Petit, Emmanuel 22-Sep-1970 29 M

Barcelona FC, Spain

43 4 1990-active
5-Blanc, Laurent, sub off 59th min. 19-Nov-1965 34 D Internazionale Milano, Italy 97 16 1989-2000
6-Djorkaeff, Youri 09-Mar-1968 32 F 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Germany 69 26 1993-active
7-Deschamps, Didier, sub off 59th min. 15-Oct-1968 31 M Valencia CF, Spain 103 4 1989-2000
8-Desailly, Marcel 07-Sep-1968 31 D Chelsea FC, England 74 2 1993-active
9-Anelka, Nicolas, sub off 46th min. 14-Mar-1979 21 F Paris Saint-Germain FC 19 5 1998-active
10-Zidane, Zinédine, sub off 65th min. 23-Jun-1972 28 M

Juventus FC, Italy

61 16 1994-active
12-Henry, Thierry D., sub off 73rd min. 17-Aug-1977 23 F Arsenal FC, England 23 9 1997-active

France Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
13-Wiltord, Sylvain, sub on 46th min. for Anelka 10-May-1974 26 F Arsenal FC, England 19 6 1999-active
4-Vieira, Patrick, sub on 59th min. for Deschamps 23-Jun-1976 24 M Arsenal FC, England 32 0 1997-active
18-Leboeuf, Frank, sub on 59th min. for Blanc 22-Nov-1968 31 D Chelsea FC, England 32 3 1995-active
11-Pires, Robert, sub on 65th min. for Zidane 29-Jan-1973 27 M Arsenal FC, England 40 6 1996-active
20-Trezeguet, David, sub on 73rd min. for Henry 15-Oct-1977 22 F Juventus FC, Italy 23 11 1998-active
2-Candela, Vincent, sub on 80th min. for Thuram 24-Oct-1973 26 D AS Roma, Italy 25 1 1996-active

with two midfielders in attack and two in a holding role [4-2-2-2].

Thuram (Candela), Blanc (Leboeuf), Desailly, Lizarazu -
(Vieira), Petit -
Djorkaeff, Zidane
(Pires) -

(Wiltord), Henry (

Not Used:
16-Fabian Barthez, 14-Johan Micoud, 19-Christain Karembeu, 21-Christope Dugarry, 22-Ulrich Rame.

England Team


13th in FIFA ranking of 9 August 2000; 11th in Elo world ranking before this match and 11th after this match.

Colours: White shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks.  The 1999 "home" uniform.
Coach: J. Kevin Keegan, 49, appointed temporary manager 17 February 1999 and full-time manager 14 May 1999,
17th match, W 7- D 7- L 3 - F 26 - A 14.
Captain: Tony Adams, 14th captaincy. When Adams went off at half-time, Sol Campbell took the captain’s armband.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 36 G

Arsenal FC

60 0 1988-2002
2-Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 25 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 37 0 1996-active
3-Barry, Gareth 23-Feb-1981 19 D Aston Villa FC 3 0 2000-active
4-Wise, Dennis F. 16-Dec-1966 33 M Chelsea FC 20 1 1991-2000
5-Adams, Tony A., sub off 46th min. 10-Oct-1966 33 D Arsenal FC 65 5 1987-2000
6-Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 34 D Arsenal FC 34 2 1992-2002
7-Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 25 M Manchester United FC 35 1 1996-active
8-Scholes, Paul, sub off 79th min. 16-Nov-1974 25 M

Manchester United FC

28 10 1997-2004
9-Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 28 F Manchester United FC 8 0 1995-2001
10-Barmby, Nicholas J., sub off 83 min. 11-Feb-1974 26 M

Liverpool FC

16 3 1995-2001
11-Anderton, Darren R., sub off 69th min. 03-Mar-1972 28 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 7 1994-2001

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
12-Southgate, Gareth, sub on 46th min. for Adams 03-Sep-1970 29 D

Aston Villa FC

38 1 1995-2004
17-Dyer, Kieron C., sub on 69th min. for Anderton 29-Dec-1978 21 M

Newcastle United FC

6 0 1999-active
16- Owen, Michael J., sub on 79th min. for Scholes 14-Dec-1979 20 F

Liverpool FC

23 8 1998-active
18-McManaman, Steven, sub on 83rd min. for Barmby 11-Feb-1972 28 M

Real Madrid CF, Spain

30 3 1994-2001

with a forward in a withdrawn position in an effort to prevent France from dominating the midfield [4-4-1-1]. 

Seaman -
Campbell, Keown, Adams (Southgate), Barry -
Anderton (Dyer), Beckham, Wise, Barmby (McManaman) -

Scholes (Owen) - 


Not Used:
13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Phil Neville, 15-Paul Ince, 19-Alan Smith, 22-David James.

Match Report




Source Notes

Official teamsheet

Match summary based on telecast of match and contemporary news media reports.  France team and player records drawn primarily from the official Federation Francaise de Football website.  Conflicts between the official website and the Sky Sports Online "match pack" on the birthdates (and hence ages) of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Frank Leboeuf and Christian Karembeu were resolved in favour of the official website.  The official website credited Henry with 9 goals, while the Sky match pack gave him 8, and again we adopted the number given by the official website.