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Saturday, 29 March 2003
European Championship 2004 Group 7 qualification match

Liechtenstein 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz
Attendance: 3,548;
Kick-off: 6.29pm CET, 5.29pm GMT;
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: tbc

England - Michael Owen (six yard header following a Heskey cross 28), David Beckham (twenty-five yard central free-kick 53). Match Summary
Liechtenstein Squad
England Squad
Results 2000-2005 Liechtenstein - Harry Zech (59).

Liechtenstein kicked-off. 96 minutes (47 & 49).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Greece

Liechtenstein

Type

England

Referee (red) - Georgios Kasneferis
36 (10 February 1967), FIFA listed 1995.

Assistant Referees - Andreas Giakoumis, 40 (22 September 1962), and Dimitrious Groutsis, 44 (14 March 1959).

Fourth official - Georgios Borovilis, 42 (10 May 1960), FIFA-listed 1999.

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Liechtenstein Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (26th March 2003) 152nd
ELO rating 177th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue shirts with white Adidas trim on shoulders, red shorts with white side Adidas trim, blue socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Daniel Hasler Coach: Ralf Loose, 40 (5 January 1963 in West Germany), appointed 1 July 1998.
Liechtenstein Lineup
1 Jehle, Peter K. 21 22 January 1982 G

Grasshopper Club Zürich, Switzerland

26 0
2 Telser, Martin 24 16 October 1978 RB FC Vaduz 36 1
3 D'Elia, Fabio 20 19 January 1983 LB Chur 97, Switzerland 8 0
4 Hasler, Daniel 28 18 May 1974 CD FC Wil 1900, Switzerland 45 1
5 Stocklasa, Michael 22 2 December 1980 CD

FC Vaduz

28 1
6 Stocklasa, Martin 23 29 May 1979 RM FC Vaduz 34 4
7 Zech, Harry, off 62nd min. 34 25 February 1969 CM USV Eschen-Mauren 40 1
Harry Zech cautioned in the 59th minute for Unsporting Behaviour. As Gerrard goes in for the ball, he is caught by Zech. Gerrard is hurt.
8 Büchel, Ronny, off 86th min. 21 19 March 1982 RF FC Vaduz 19 0
9 Beck, Thomas 22 21 February 1981 LF

FC Vaduz

24 0
10 Frick, Mario, off 82 min. 28 7 September 1974
born in Switzerland
CF

Ternano Calcio, Italy

39 4
11 Gerster, Andreas 20 24 November 1982 LM FC Vaduz 10 0
Liechtenstein Substitutes
17 Burgmeier, Franz, on 62nd min. for Zech 20 7 April 1982 M

FC Vaduz

7 0
18 Nigg, Thomas, on 82nd min. for Frick 19 28 June 1983 M USV Eschen-Mauren 10 0
16 Beck, Matthias, on 86th min. for Büchel 21 5 October 1981 M USV Eschen-Mauren 16 0

unused substitutes:

12-Martin Heeb, 13-Jürgen Ospelt, 14-Frédéric Gigon, 15-Christof Ritter.

team notes:

Michael and Martin Stocklasa are brothers.
 
4-3-2-1 Jehle -
Telser, Hasler,
Michael Stocklasa, D'Elia -
Martin Stocklasa, Zech (Burgmeier), Gerster -
Büchel (M.Beck), T.Beck -
Frick
(Nigg).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 23.9 Appearances/Goals 28.1 1.1

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (26th March 2003) 9th
ELO rating 7th to 8th
Colours: The 2003 home uniform - White shirts with white collar/red v-neck, red panel thinning down sleeves, navy blue shorts with red thinning side panel, white socks with red hoop.
Capt: David Beckham, 22nd captaincy. Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 55, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
25th match, W 12 - D 9 - L 4 - F 47 - A 24.
England Lineup
1 James, David B. 32 1 August 1970 G

West Ham United FC

12 8 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 28 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 56 0
3 Bridge, Wayne M. 22 5 August 1980 LB

Southampton FC

10 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 65th min 22 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 14 2
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 24 7 November 1978 CD

Manchester United FC

30 0
6 Southgate, Gareth 32 3 September 1970 CD Middlesbrough FC 52 1
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 70th min. 27 2 May 1975 M

Manchester United FC

58 10
8 Scholes, Paul 28 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 53 13
9 Heskey, Emile W.I., off 80th min. 25 11 January 1978 F Liverpool FC 32 4
10 Owen, Michael J. 23 14 December 1979 F

Liverpool FC

46 20
11 Dyer, Kieron C. 24 29 December 1978 M

Newcastle United FC

15 0
England Substitutes
14 Butt, Nicholas, on 65th min. for Gerrard 28 21 January 1975 M Manchester United FC 26 0
15 Murphy, Daniel B., on 70th min. for Beckham 26 18 March 1977 M Liverpool FC 7 1
17 Rooney, Wayne M., on 80th min. for Heskey 17 24 October 1985 F Everton FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

12-Danny Mills, 13-Paul Robinson, 16-Jonathan Woodgate, 18-Darius Vassell.
 

4-4-2

James -
Neville, Ferdinand, Southgate, Bridge -
Beckham
(Murphy), Gerrard (Butt), Scholes, Dyer -
Owen, Heskey
(Rooney).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals 34.4 4.5

 

    Match Report

After the frustration of Macedonia and the disappointment of Australia. England got back on the winning trail with a professional performance to record a 2-0 victory against opposition that refused to be overawed by the prospect of matching themselves against the likes of Beckham and Owen.

England were brisk at the start, with Becks, Dyer and Neville prominent, but Owen's 28th-minute opener actually came at a time when England's momentum looked to be waning a little. It was a well-worked goal, emanating from the right flank. Becks released the rampaging Heskey and he produced a deft cross that was met by Owen's textbook header six yards out.

Really England should have doubled their lead soon afterwards. Twice in two minutes long balls found Becks and Heskey in one-on-ones with Liechtenstein 'keeper Jehle. While the skipper failed to control the ball properly for his chance, Heskey had a penalty appeal turned down following Jehle's challenge on him.

However, it was by no means all one-way traffic and the home front pairing of Bent and Frick had a number of half-chances throughout the game, most of which were created through their own desire and determination. England knew that such a narrow lead would remain an uncomfortable one and started the second half in business-like fashion.

At this stage England were clearly dominating and another goal was surely not too far away. And so it proved. You may know what Becks wants to do with his free-kicks as he steps up to the ball 25 yards from goal...but stopping him doing it is another matter entirely. He stuck a pearler of a kick on 53 minutes, bending his effort with pace around the wall and in off Jehle's left-hand post. Even the home fans were in awe.

A young man called Rooney was also given a run-out in the Rheinpark, being brought into the action on 78 minutes. Brian Kidd had a long chat with him on the touchline and Sven too had a precise word or two to impart. The coaches were keen to ease Wayne into his England career but sometimes talent demands opportunity.

The locals gave their side a standing ovation at the end. This was the biggest game in their country's history. For England it was rather more a case of "job done". - The Football Association Yearbook 2003-04, p45.

  

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
FA Library

Roland Ospelt, Chief  Executive Officer of the Liechtensteiner Fussballverband
Football Association Yearbook 2003-04
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CG