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Saturday, 7 September 2002
Football Association International Friendly Match

England 1 Portugal 1 [1-0]
 

 

Villa Park, Trinity Road, Witton, Birmingham, West Midlands
Attendance: 40,058;
Kick-off: 4.00pm BST
Live on Sky Sports One (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Alan Smith (eight-yard near-post header from a Bowyer cross 40 39:13),
Portugal - Costinha (six-yard far post header from a Viana corner 79 78:18).
Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad
Results 2000-2005 no red or yellow cards

Portugal kicked-off. 93 minutes (46 & 47).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Norway

England

Type

Portugal

Referee (yellow) - Tom Henning Øvrebø
36 (26 June 1966), FIFA listed 1994.

Assistant Referees - Roe Vidar Lien, 42 (27 January 1960) and Oystein Havig, 29 (7 October 1972).

Fourth official - Matt Messias, England

Guest of Honour - Gordon Cowans, former England and Aston Villa midfielder.

  Goal Attempts   
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th August 2002) =7th with Portugal
ELO rating 5th to 7th
Colours: The 2001 home uniform - White shirts with v-neck navy blue trimmed collar/cuffs/piping and red vertical left stripe, navy blue shorts with red vertical right stripe, white socks with navy blue tops, trimmed with red.
Capt: Michael Owen, 4th captaincy.
Gareth Southgate, 62nd min.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 54, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
21st match, W 10 - D 8 - L 3 - F 40 - A 18.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 32 1 August 1970 G

West Ham United FC

10 8 GA
2 Mills, Daniel J., off 46th min. 25 18 May 1977 RB Leeds United AFC 13 0
3 Cole, Ashley, off 46th min. 21 20 December 1980 LB

Arsenal FC

14 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 46th min. 22 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 11 1
5 Ferdinand, Rio G., off 46th min. 23 7 November 1978 CD

Manchester United FC

28 0
6 Southgate, Gareth 32 3 September 1970 CD Middlesbrough FC 50 1
7 Bowyer, Lee D., off 62nd min. 25 3 January 1977 M

Leeds United AFC

1 0
8 Butt, Nicholas, off 62nd min. 27 21 January 1975 M Manchester United FC 23 0
9 Smith, Alan 21 20 October 1980 F

Leeds United AFC

4 1
10 Owen, Michael J., off 62nd min. 22 14 December 1979 F

Liverpool FC

42 18
11 Heskey, Emile W.I. 24 11 January 1978 M Liverpool FC 30 4
England Substitutes
12 Bridge, Wayne M., on 46th min. for A Cole 22 5 August 1980 D

Southampton FC

8 0
14 Woodgate, Jonathan S., on 46th min. for Ferdinand 22 22 January 1980 D Leeds United AFC 2 0
15 Dunn, David J.I., on 46th min. for Gerrard 22 27 December 1979 M Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
18 Hargreaves, Owen L., on 46th min. for Mills 21 20 January 1981 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 9 0
17 Sinclair, Trevor L., on 62nd min. for Bowyer 28 2 March 1973 M West Ham United FC 10 0
16 Murphy, Daniel B., on 62nd min. for Butt 25 18 March 1977 M Liverpool FC 5 1
19 Cole, Joseph J., on 62nd min. for Owen 20 8 November 1981 M West Ham United FC 8 0

unused substitutes:

13-Paul Robinson.
 

4-4-2

James -
Mills
(Hargreaves), Ferdinand (Woodgate), Southgate, A.Cole (Bridge) -
Bowyer
(Sinclair), Gerrard (Dunn), Butt (Murphy), Heskey -
Smith, Owen
(J.Cole)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 24.9 Appearances/Goals 20.5 2.2

 

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th August 2002) =7th with England
ELO rating 8th
Colours: Made by Nike - Red round-collared shirts with yellow trim/piping, green shorts with yellow piping, red socks;
Capt: Fernando Couto
Nuno Capucho second half.
Coach: Agostinho Vieira de Oliveira, 53 (5 February 1947), appointed as caretaker coach on 14 August 2002,
1st match W 0 - D 1 - L 0 - F 1 - A 1.
Portugal Lineup
1 Martins Baía, Vítor M.,off 46th min. 32 15 October 1969 G

FC Porto

80 0
2 da Silva Freitas Meira, Fernando J., off 79th min. 24 5 June 1978 M VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 8 0
3 Rui Jorge, off 46th min. 29 27 March 1973 D Sporting Clube de Portugal 25 1
4 Beto, off 46th min. 26 3 May 1976 D Sporting Clube de Portugal 21 2
5 Silva Couto, Fernando M., off 46th min. 33 2 August 1969 D SS Lazio SpA, Italy 87 6
6 Petit, off 65th min. 25 25 September 1976 M Sport Lisboa e Benfica 14 0
7 Figo, off 46th min. 29 4 November 1972 M Real Madrid CF SAD, Spain 86 27
8 Simão, off 54th min. 22 31 October 1979 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 14 1
9 Pauleta, off 46th min. 29 28 April 1973 F

FC Girondins de Bordeaux, France

37 16
10 César Costa, Rui M., off 46th min. 30 29 March 1972 M

AC Milan SpA, Italy

71 21
11 Marceneiro da Conceição, Sergio P., off 46th min. 27 15 November 1974 F FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 46 11
Portugal Substitutes
12 Ricardo, on 46th min. for Baía 26 11 February 1976 G

Boavista FC

11 0
13 Rebocho Ferreira, Paulo R., on 46th min. for Beto 23 18 January 1979 D FC Porto 1 0
14 da Silva Valente, Nuno J.P., on 46th min. for Simão 27 12 September 1974 D FC Porto 1 0
19 Capucho, on 46th min. for Conceição 30 21 February 1972 F

FC Porto

32 2
20 Gomes Viana, Hugo M.F., on 46th min. for Figo 19 15 January 1983 M Newcastle United FC, England 5 0
21 Nuno Gomes, on 46th min. for Beto 26 5 July 1976 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica 32 14
22 Boa Morte, Luís, on 46th min. for Rui Jorge 25 4 August 1977 F Fulham FC, England 5 1
23 Pinto Tomé Santos, João M., on 46th min. for Couto 29 26 May 1973 CD Sport Lisboa e Benfica 1 0
15 Costinha, on 54th min. for Costa 27 1 December 1974 M FC Porto 11 2
16 da Cruz Vidigal, J. Luís, on 65th min. for Petit 29 15 March 1973 M SSC Napoli, Italy 14 0
17 Silva, on 79th min. (78:02) for Meira 26 4 December 1975 M Boavista FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

none

team notes:

For the second time, eleven substitutes are used against England. Malta being the first before the World Cup Finals.
 

3-4-2-1

Baía (Ricardo) -
Meira
(Silva), Couto (Pinto), Beto (Ferriera) -
Conceição
(Capucho), Costa (Costinha), Petit (Vidigal), Rui Jorge (Boa Morte) -
Figo
(Viana), Simão (Valente) -
Paulete
(Nuno Gomes)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.8 Appearances/Goals 44.4 7.6

 

    Match Report

With the Young Lions eager to impress, England roarded into this friendly with the amalgamation of pace and technique that has been the hallmark of Sven's finest teams.

Alan Smith and Michael Owen have known each other since their days at The FA National School at Lilleshall and there were clear signs  that this was a reuninion that they both relished. Yet, despite England's initial ascendancy, Baia was rarely troubled, with Nicky Butt's blocked effort on 16 minutes being an islated effort on goal. 

After a bright opening period for the home side, it was Portugal who took the initiative as the half progressed. Fleet of foot and imaginative in their play, they took the game to England, allowing Figo, their jewel in the crown, the licence to drift his sublime skills across the entire width of the Villa Park pitch.

However, with players of the vision of Figo, Rui Costa and Gerrard all out there, it was David James who produced the ball of the day to set up England's goal on 39 minutes. His outstanding 45-yard throw found Emile Heskey in significant space on the left. 

The Liverpool man stride forward before finding Owen, who changed the point of attack to find debutant Lee Bowyer on the right. The Leeds midfielder looked up and instintively found the run of his club-mate Smith, who opened his England scoring account in emphatic style, diving to power home a header at the near post.

Sven made several changes at half-time and perhaps the team were still aquainting themselves with the sight of David Dunn and Jonathan Woodgate patrolling their stations in the heart of midfield and defence, when two early corners saw the Portuguese rattle both bar and post.

England's young pretenders may not know fear but they do exhibit considerable flair and it was a shame that a wonderful 69th-minute move involving Wayne Bridge, Dunn and Joe Cole did not result in what would have been a picture goal for Heskey. His powerful finish may have arrowed narrowly past the post but the move certainly hit the spot for the Villa Park full-house that had turned out for a glimpse of this new look England side.

Crowds all around the country make no secret of their affection for Joe Cole and the little magician nearly sneaked his first England goal with a right-foot snapshot following more good work from Smith.

However, though the new breed has much promise, they will also do well not to forget some of the older values of the English game - namely defensive organisation and strength at set-pieces. Both were marked by their absence when, with 12 minutes remaining, Costinha rose unchallenged at the far post to head home the vistors' equaliser with a degree with aplomb. - The Football Association Yearbook, 2003-04, p40.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
The Football Association Yearbook 2003-04

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