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England National Football Team Match No. 798

England 2 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2 [2-2]

Wednesday, 16 October 2002

Match Summary and Report

Match Summary and Report Team Records England Pre-Match FYR Macedonia Pre-Match


Match Summary

Status: European Championship 2004 Preliminary Group 7 qualification match.
Venue: The Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, capacity 32,689.
Attendance: 32,095.
Goals: FYR Macedonia - Artim Sakiri, 11th min.
England - David Beckham, 14th min.
FYR Macedonia - Vance Trajanov, 25th min.
England - Steven Gerrard, 36th min.
Cautions: England - David Beckham, 41st min. dissent. Neville clears for a throw, and then Beckham is booked for standing too close to the player taking the throw,
FYR Macedonia - Alexander Vasoski, 45th min.
Vasoski's booked for obstructing at a free-kick,
England - Alan Smith, 68th min., unsporting behaviour.
Smith crunches in on Grozdanovski and gets a yellow card.
England - Alan Smith, 90th+ min., unsporting behaviour
Smith slides in Popov on the touchline.
Expulsions: England - Alan Smith, 90th+ min., two cautionable offences.
Officials: Referee - Arturo Dauden Ibanez, 38 (09-Jul-1964), Spain, FIFA-listed 1997.
Assistant referees - Clemente Ayete Plou, 36 (31-Oct-1965), and Rafael Guerrero Alonso, 39 (20-Apr-1963), Spain
Fourth official -
Victor José Esquinas Torres, 42 (17-Aug-1960), Spain, FIFA-listed 1996.
Conditions: Kickoff 8:00 p.m. local time. Live on BBC One
Miscellany: Guest of honour - Matthew Le Tissier, former Southampton legend and England forward.



FYR Macedonia

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


England Team

Ranking: 9th in FIFA ranking of 18 September 2002; 6th in Elo world ranking before this match and 7th 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, 
23rd match, W 11 - D 9 - L 3 - F 44 - A 21.
Captain: David Beckham, 20th captaincy.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 39 G

Arsenal FC

75 0 1988-2002
2-Neville, Gary A. 18-Feb-1975 27 D Manchester United FC 54 0 1999-active
3-Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 21 D

Arsenal FC

16 0 2001-active
4- Gerrard, Steven G., sub off 55th min. 30-May-1980 22 M Liverpool FC 13 2 2000-active
5-Woodgate, Jonathan S. 22-Jan-1980 22 D Leeds United AFC 4 0 1999-active
6-Campbell, Sulzeer J. 18-Sep-1974 28 D Arsenal FC 52 1 1996-active
7-Beckham, David R.J. 02-May-1975 27 M

Manchester United FC

56 9 1996-active
8-Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 51 13 1997-2004
9-Smith, Alan 20-Oct-1980 21 F

Leeds United AFC

6 1 2001-active
10-Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 22 F

Liverpool FC

44 19 1998-active
11-Bridge, Wayne M., sub off 58th min. 05-Aug-1980 22 D

Southampton FC

9 0 2002-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
16-Butt, Nicholas, sub on 55th min. for Gerrard 21-Jan-1975 27 M Manchester United FC 25 0 1997-active
18-Vassell, Darius, sub on 58th min. for Bridge 13-Jun-1980 22 F Aston Villa FC 9 3 2002-2004


Seaman -
Neville, Campbell, Woodgate, Cole -
Beckham, Gerrard (Butt), Scholes, Bridge (Vassell) -
Owen, Smith.

Notes: 4-3-3 After Bridge's substitution, Vassell went up front.
Not Used:
12-Danny Mills, 13-David James, 14-Gareth Southgate, 15-Owen Hargreaves,  17-Frank Lampard.

FYR Macedonia Team

Ranking: 90th in FIFA ranking of 18 September 2002; 97th in Elo world ranking before this match and 93rd after this match.
Colours: Red shirts, red shorts, red socks; made by Puma.
Coach: Nikola Ilievski, 48, appointed February 2002, 
6th match, W 2- D 3 - L 1 - F 14 - A 9.
Captain: Artim Sakiri.

FYR Macedonia Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Milosevski, Petar 06-Dec-1973 29 G

FC Malatyaspor, Turkey

- - -active
2-Popov, Robert 16-Apr-1982 20 D FK Belasica GC Strumica - - -active
3-Petrov, Robert 02-Jun-1978 24 D PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria - - -active
4-Sedloski, Goce, sub off 62nd min. 10-Apr-1974 28 D Nogometni Klub Dinamo Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia - - -active
5-Vasoski, Alexandar 21-Nov-1979 21 D FC Vardar Skopje - - -active
6-Šumulikoski, Velice 24-Apr-1981 21 M FC Synot Stare Mesto, Czech Republic - - -active
7- Trajanov, Vance, sub off 90th min. 09-Aug-1978 24 M PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria - - -active
8-Mitreski, Aleksander 05-Aug-1980 22 M Grasshopper Club Zürich, Switzerland - - -active
9-Toleski, Goce 05-May-1977 25 F FK Napredok Kicevo - - -active
10- Sakiri, Artim 23-Sep-1973 29 M

FC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria

- - -active
11-Grozdanovski, Vlatko 30-Jan-1983 19 M FK Cementarnica 55 Skopje - - -active

FYR Macedonia Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
15-Pandev, Goran, sub on 62nd min. for Sedloski 27-Jul-1983 19 M

Spezia Calcio, Italy

5 1 -active
16-Stojanoski, Milan, sub on 90th min. for Trojanov 16-Sep-1973 29 D FK Partizan Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro - - -active


Milosevski -
Popov, Sedlovski, Vasoski, Petrov -
Grozdanovski, Trajanov (Stojanovski), Šumulikoski, Mitrevski, Sakiri -
Toleski (Pandev).

Not Used:
12-Jane Nikoloski, 13-Boban Grncarov, 14-Miroslav Vajs, 17-Stojance Ignatov, 18-Dragan Nacevski.

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