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England National Football Team Match No. 794

Denmark 0 England 3 [0-3]

Saturday, 15 June 2002

Match Summary and Report


Match Summary

Status: World Cup 2002 Final Tournament, Second Phase, Game Two.
Venue: Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi, Japan, capacity 42,700.
Attendance: 40,582.
Goals: England - Thomas Sorensen OG, 5th min. originally given as an Rio Ferdinand goal.  Sorensen diverted the ball, touching it more than once, into his own net from a Ferdinand sideways header, following a Beckham corner.
England - Michael Owen, 22nd min.
England - Emile Heskey, 44th min.
Cautions: Denmark - Stig Tøfting, 24th min. Dissent
England - Danny Mills, 50th min. 
Dissent, over-reacting to a clumsy challenge
Expulsions: None.
Referee - Markus Merk, 40 (15-Mar-1962), Germany, FIFA-listed 1992.
Assistant Referees - Heiner M
üller, 41 (30-May-1961), Germany & Evzen Amler, 44 (15-May-1958), Czech Republic.
Fourth Official - Mourad Daami, 39 (15-Aug-1962), Tunisia, FIFA-listed 1996.
Conditions: Kickoff at 8:30 p.m. local time. 12.30 p.m. BST.
Miscellany: -




Goal Attempts 10 8
Attempts on Target 3 7
Hit Bar/Post - -
Corner Kicks Won 8 3
Offside Calls Against 2 3
Fouls Conceded 19 14
Time of Possession 63% 37%


Denmark Team


20th in FIFA ranking of 15th May 2002; 9th in Elo world ranking before this match and 13th after this match.

Colours: Red shirt with white trim, white shorts with red trim, red socks; made by Hummel.
Coach: Martin Olsen, 52, appointed 16 August 2000
24th match,
W 15 - D 6 - L 3 - F 43 - A 20.
Captain: René Henriksen.

Denmark Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Sørensen, Thomas 12-Jun-1976 26 G

Sunderland AFC, England

19 0 1999-active
2-Tøfting, Stig, sub off 58th min. 14-Aug-1969 32 D/M Bolton Wanderers FC, England 41 2 1993-active
3-Henriksen, René 27-Aug-1969 32 D Panathinaikos FC, Greece 44 0 1998-active
4-Laursen, Martin 26-Jul-1977 24 D

AC Milan, Italy

20 0 2000-active
12-Jensen, Niclas 17-Aug-1974 27 D Manchester City FC, England 11 0 1998-active
6-Helveg, Thomas, sub off 7th min. 24-Jun-1971 31 D AC Milan, Italy 72 2 1994-active
7-Gravesen, Thomas 11-Mar-1976 26 M

Everton FC, England

27 2 1998-active
8-Grønkjær, Jesper 12-Aug-1977 24 F Chelsea FC, England 30 2 1999-active
9-Tomasson, Jon Dahl 29-Aug-1976 25 M/F

Feyenoord, Netherlands

43 19 1997-active
19-Rommedahl, Dennis 22-Jul-1978 23 M/F PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands 24 7 2000-active
11-Sand, Ebbe 19-Jul-1972 29 F FC Schalke 04, Germany 48 18 1998-active

Denmark Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
20-Bøgelund, Kasper, sub on 7th min. for Helveg 08-Oct-1980 21 D

PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands

4 0 2002-active
14-Jensen, Claus W., sub on 58th min. for Tøfting 29-Apr-1977 25 M Charlton Athletic FC, England 15 1 2000-active


Sørensen -
Helveg (Bøgelund), Laursen, Henriksen, N Jensen -
Rommedahl, Tøfting (C Jensen), Gravesen, Tomasson -
Sand, Grønkjær.

Not Used:
5-Jan Heintze, 10-Martin Jørgensen, 13-Stephen Lustü, 15-Jan Michaelsen, 16-Peter Kjær, 17-Christian Poulsen, 18-Peter Løvenkrands, 21-Peter Madsen, 22-Jesper Christiansen, 23-Brian Nielsen.

England Team


12th in FIFA ranking of 15th May 2002; 8th in Elo world ranking before this match and 3rd after this match.

Colours: White shirts with red stripe down left side, navy blue shorts with red stripe down right side, white socks - The "2001" home uniform.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 54, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
19th match,
W 10 - D 7 - L 2 - F 38 - A 15.
Captain: David Beckham, 17th captaincy.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 38 G

Arsenal FC

72 0 1988-2002
2-Mills, Daniel J. 18-May-1977 25 D Leeds United AFC 11 0 2001-2004
3-Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 21 D Arsenal FC 12 0 2001-active
4-Sinclair, Trevor L. 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 8 0 2001-2003
5-Ferdinand, Rio G. 07-Nov-1978 23 D Leeds United AFC 26 0 1997-active
6-Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 50 1 1996-active
7-Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 27 M

Manchester United FC

53 7 1996-active
8-Scholes, Paul, sub off 49th min. 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 48 13 1997-2004
21-Butt, Nicholas 21-Jan-1975 27 M

Manchester United FC

21 0 1997-active
10- Owen, Michael J., sub off 46th min. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 40 17 1998-active
11- Heskey, Emile W.I., sub off 69th min. 11-Jan-1978 24 M/F

Liverpool FC

28 4 1999-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
9-Fowler, Robert B., sub on 46th min. for Owen 09-Apr-1975 27 F

Leeds United AFC

26 7 1996-active
23-Dyer, Kieron C., sub on 49th min. for Scholes 29-Dec-1978 23 M Newcastle United FC 11 0 1999-active
17-Sheringham, Edward P., sub on 69th min. for Heskey 02-Apr-1966 36 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 50 11 1993-2002


Seaman -
Mills, Ferdinand, Campbell, A Cole -
Beckham, Butt, Scholes (Dyer), Sinclair -
Owen (Fowler), Heskey (Sheringham).

Not Used:
12-Wes Brown, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Wayne Bridge, 15-Martin Keown, 16-Gareth Southgate, 19-Joe Cole, 20-Darius Vassell, 22-David James.

Match Report




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