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England National Football Team Match No. 776

England 3 Spain 0 [1-0]

Wednesday, 28 February 2001

Spain Pre-Match

 

Spain Squad for the Match against England February 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Fernández Antuña, Abelardo
"Abelardo"
19-Apr-1970 30 D FC Barcelona 53 3
Baraja Vegas, Rubén 11-Jul-1975 25 M Valencia CF SAD 3 1
Cañizares Ruíz, José Santiago 18-Dec-1969 31 G Valencia CF SAD

26

0

Casillas Fernández, Iker 20-May-1981 19 G Real Madrid CF

6

GA 5

Etxeberría Lizardi, Joseba

05-Sep-1977 23 F Athletic Club Bilbao 32 8
Guardiola Sala, Josep 18-Jan-1971 30 M FC Barcelona 40 5
Ruíz Hierro, Fernando
"Hierro"
23-Mar-1968 32 D Real Madrid CF 76 25

Hierro was forced to withdraw from the squad after realising he was suspended.

Helguera Bujía, Iván
"Iván Helguera"
28-Mar-1975 25 M Real Madrid CF

15

0

Moreno Valera, Javier
"Javi Moreno"

10-Sep-1974 26 F CD Alavés SAD

0

0

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Martínez García, Luis Enrique
"Luis Enrique"
08-May-1970 30 M FC Barcelona

52

12

García Díaz, Manuel Pablo
"Manuel Pablo"
25-Jan-1976 25 D RC Deportivo La Coruña SAD

5

0

Mendieta Zabala, Gaizka 27-Mar-1974 26 M Valencia CF SAD

22

4

Jémez Martín Francisco
"Paco"
18-Apr-1970 30 D RC Deportivo La Coruña SAD

19

0

Paco was a late call into the squad as a replacement for the suspended Hierro, on 26 February.

Blanco, Raúl González
"
Raúl"
27-Jun-1977 23 F Real Madrid CF

40

18

Fernández Romero, Enrique
"Romero"
23-Jun-1971 29 D RC Deportivo La Coruña SAD

1

0

Barjuán Esclusa, Sergi
"Sergi"

28-Dec-1971 29 D FC Barcelona

51

1

Vergara Diez-Caballero, Unai
"Unai"

20-Jan-1977 24 D Villarreal CF SAD

0

0

Urzáiz Aranda, Ismael

07-Oct-1971 29 F Athletic Club Bilbao

24

8

Sánchez del Amo, Víctor
"Víctor"

23-Feb-1976 25 M RC Deportivo La Coruña SAD

2

0

Notes

Friday, 23 February 2001 - Spain coach José Antonio Camacho announced an 18-man squad on Friday for the friendly match against England at Villa Park on Wednesday.

The Spanish first division's top scorer Javi Moreno of Alaves and young defender Unai Bergara of Villarreal were named in Spain's squad for the first timeMoreno has impressed this season, notching 16 league goals for the modest Basque side who reached the last eight of the UEFA Cup with a 2-0 over Italian giants Inter Milan on Thursday.

Unai, in his debut season in the first division, has made his mark at the heart of the Villarreal defence. His speed and power have been fundamental in his team's unexpected challenge for a European place.

Barcelona playmaker Pep Guardiola returns to midfield after recovering from injury, while the in-form Victor of Deportivo Coruna gets a recall along with his team mate Enrique Romero.

Real Oviedo keeper Esteban has been displaced by Valencia's Santiago Canizares who will line up alongside Real Madrid's Iker Casillas. Canizares has been instrumental in Valencia's miserly defence that conceded only 16 league goals this season.

Up front, Camacho has kept faith with the Athletic Bilbao pairing of Ismael Urzaiz and Joseba Etxeberria who will join the ever-present Raul and debutant Moreno.

Celta Vigo's Brazilian-born striker Catanha, who has been in inconsistent form, and Real Madrid pair Pedro Munitis and Guti, who have been unable to hold down places in their side, are among eight players left out of the squad from Spain's 2-1 defeat in a friendly last November against the Netherlands.

Monday, 26 February 2001 - Captain Fernando Hierro was withdrawn from the squad after FIFA told the Spanish FA that he had to serve a one-game ban for his sending-off in Spain's last game, against Netherlands in November. Paco, of Real Zaragoza has replaced him.

 

England/Spain FIFA Rankings Table
Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1992 - - - - - - - - - - - 05/15
1993 - - - - - - - 11/13 05/14 10/07 08/07 11/05
1994 - 12/06 12/06 16/07 15/09 15/05 18/06 - 18/06 17/06 16/05 18/02
1995 - 20/2 - 20/03 21/03 22/03 22/03 22/03 18/06 22/02 20/03 21/04
1996 24/04 27/04 - 23/06 24/06 - 13/08 13/07 12/10 12/10 12/08 12/08
1997 - 12/07 - 14/04 13/05 07/03 08/02 07/02 07/06 07/02 06/03 04/11
1998 - 05/22 05/25 05/09 05/15 - 10/14 10/14 11/14 10/16 11/15 09/15
1999 11/09 11/09 11/09 10/08 11/08 13/06 14/08 14/07 12/04 12/04 11/04 12/04
2000 12/04 11/04 11/04 13/04 12/04 12/04 15/04 13/05 14/05 15/05 16/06 17/07
2001 17/07 17/07 - - - - - - - - - -

 

Spain Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
435 18-Aug-1999 Poland Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa F 2 1 AW [0-1]
436 04-Sep-1999 Austria Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien ECP 3 1 AW [1-0]
437 08-Sep-1999 Cyprus Estádio Nuevo Vivero, Badajoz ECP 8 0 HW [5-0]
438 10-Oct-1999 Israel Estádio Carlos Belmonte, Albacete ECP 3 0 HW [2-0]
439 13-Nov-1999 Brazil Estádio Municipal de Balaídos, Vigo F 0 0 HD [0-0]
440 17-Nov-1999 Argentina Estádio Olímpico, Sevilla F 0 2 HL [0-0]
441 26-Jan-2000 Poland Estádio Cartagonova, Cartagena F 3 0 HW [1-0]
442 23-Feb-2000 Croatia Stadium Poljud, Split F 0 0 AD [0-0]
443 29-Mar-2000 Italy Stadi Olimpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona F 2 0 HW [0-0]
444 03-Jun-2000 Sweden Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg F 1 1 AD [1-0]
445 07-Jun-2000 Luxembourg Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg F 1 0 AW [1-0]
446 13-Jun-2000 Norway Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands ECF 0 1 NL [0-0]
447 18-Jun-2000 Slovenia Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands ECF 2 1 NW [1-0]
448 21-Jun-2000 Yugoslavia Stade Jan Breydel, Bruges, Belgium ECF 4 3 NW [1-1]
449 25-Jun-2000 France Stade Jan Breydel, Bruges, Belgium ECF 1 2 NL [1-2]
450 16-Aug-2000 Germany Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover F 1 4 AL [0-1]
451 02-Sep-2000 Bosnia-Herzegovina Stadion Kosevo, Sarajevo WCP 2 1 AW [1-1]
452 07-Oct-2000 Israel Estádio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid WCP 2 0 HW [1-0]
453 11-Oct-2000 Austria Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien WCP 1 1 AD [1-1]
454 15-Nov-2000 Netherlands Estádio Olímpico, Sevilla F 1 2 HL [0-0]

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