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Friday, 15 November 2013
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England 0 Chile 2 [0-1]

The National Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off (GMT): 8.00pm.
Attendance: 62,953.

96½ minutes 46:11 & 50:26 Matías Fernández kicked-off
  [0-1] Alexis Sánchez header 7 6:39
beat Baines to head low from 7 yards to Forster's right from a Eugenio Mena cross
  [0-2] Alexis Sánchez 90+4 93:22
15-yard chip over a flailing Forster after running onto a José Fuenzalida lay-off
  Jean Beausejour 19 18:27
Gary Cahill 55 54:25
Chris Smalling

Gonzalo Jara
Eugenio Mena 90+3 92:30
Commentator: Clive Tyldesley with Andy Townsend

Match Summary

Officials from Germany

England Squad


Chile Squad
Referee (black) - Florian Meyer
44 (21 November 1968), Braunschweig, FIFA listed 2002.

Assistant Referees - Holger Henschel, 40 (27 December 1972), and Christoph Bornhorst, 43 (27 March 1970) Damme.
Fourth official - Felix Zwayer, 32 (19 May 1981), Berlin.

Frank Lampard was presented with his Golden Cap to commerate his 100 appearances preceeding the match by his father Frank Lampard and Sir Geoff Hurst.

13 Goal Attempts 8
5 Attempts on Target 4
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
11 Corner Kicks Won 1
0 Offside Calls Against 2
19 Fouls Conceded 17
43% Possession 57%

England Team



FIFA (17 October 2013) 10th
EFO ranking Group 1 (3rd)
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The Nike 2013 home uniform - White crew neck jerseys with navy blue collar, blue shorts, white socks with thin blue tops.
Capt: Frank Lampard
(sixth (8) captaincy (2)).
Wayne Rooney, 71st minute.
Manager: Roy Hodgson, 66 (9 August 1947), appointed 1 May 2012,
23rd match, W 13 - D 8 - L 2 - F 50 - A 20.
England Lineup
  1 Forster, Fraser G. 25
243 days
17 March 1988 G The Celtic FC, Scotland 1 2ᵍᵃ
1198 the second Celtic player to represent England
2 Johnson, Glen M. 29
84 days
23 August 1984 RB Liverpool FC 49 1
3 Baines, Leighton J. 28
339 days
11 December 1984 LB Everton FC 22 1
4 Milner, James P., off 66th min. 27
315 days
4 January 1986 RM Manchester City FC 44 1
Cahill, Gary J. 27
331 days
19 December 1985 CD Chelsea FC 21 2
Gary Cahill cautioned in the 55th min. for a petulant kick out in the centre-circle on Gutiérrez. He was initially fouled by him.
6 Jones, Philip A., off 57th min. 21
267 days
21 February 1992 CD Manchester United FC 9 0
7 Wilshere, Jack A.G., off 71st min. 21
318 days
1 January 1992 LM Arsenal FC 13 0
8 Lampard, Frank J., off 71st min. 35
148 days
20 June 1978 CM Chelsea FC 103 28
1199 9 Lallana, Adam D., off 77th min. 25
189 days
10 May 1988 RF Southampton FC 1 0
29th/30th So'ton players to represent England
10 Rooney, Wayne M. 28
22 days
24 October 1985 CF Manchester United FC 87 37
1200 11 Rodríguez, Jay E., off 57th min. 24
109 days
29 July 1989 LF Southampton FC 1 0
29th/30th So'ton players to represent England only app 2013
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 0 Chile 1
20 Townsend, Andros D., on 57th min (56:44) for Rodríguez 22
122 days
16 July 1991 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 2  1
Smalling, Christopher L., on 57th min (56:44) for Jones 23
358 days
22 November 1989 CD Manchester United FC

7 0

Smalling cautioned in the 64th minfor being on the receiving end of Gonzolo Jara's headbutting.  
21 Defoe, Jermain C., on 66th min (65:05) for Milner 31
39 days
7 October 1982 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 55 21 19
record sub app
18 Cleverley, Thomas W., on 71st min. (70:21) for Lampard 24
95 days
12 August 1989 CM Manchester United FC 12 10 0
19 Henderson, Jordan B., on 71st min (70:24) for Wilshere 23
151 days
17 June 1990 LM Liverpool FC 6 1 0
17 Barkley, Ross, on 77th min. (76:21) for Lallana 19
345 days
5 December 1993 RM Everton FC 2 0 0
result: England 0 Chile 2
unused substitutes: 13-John Ruddy, 14-Ashley Cole, 15-Kieran Gibbs, 16-Phil Jagielka, 22-Joe Hart.
records: For only the second time in 38 matches at the National Stadium, England have failed to score.
4-3-3 Forster -
Johnson, Cahill, Jones
(Smalling), Baines -
(Defoe), Lampard (Cleverley), Wilshere (Henderson) -
(Barkley), Rooney, Rodríguez (Townsend)
Averages (Starting XI): Age 26 years 349 days Appearances/Goals 31.9  6.5


Chile Team



FIFA (17 October 2013) 12th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating 10th
Colours: Made by Puma - Red collared jerseys with white collar/short side panels, white shorts with blue trim, blue socks with thick white calf hoop.
Capt: Claudio Bravo Manager: Jorge Luis Sampaoli Moya, 53 (13 March 1960 in Argentina), appointed 3 December 2012,
14th match, W 10 - D 3 - L 1 - F 34 - A 13.
Chile Lineup
1 Bravo Muñoz, Claudio A. 30
216 days
13 April 1983 G Real Sociedad de Fútbol , Spain 77 91ᵍᵃ
4 Isla Isla, Mauricio A., off 60th min. 25
156 days
12 June 1988 RB Juventus FC, Italy 44 2
3 González Salazar, Marcos A. 33
159 days
9 June 1980
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CD Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Brazil 26 2
17 Medel Soto, Gary A. 26
104 days
3 August 1987 CD Cardiff City FC, Wales 57 5
Mena Reveco, Eugenio E. 25
120 days
18 July 1988 LB Santos FC, Brazil



Eugenio Mena cautioned in the 93rd min. after he brougth down a sprinting Andros Townsend in the centre-circle.
20 Aránguiz Sandoval, Charles M., off 46th min. 24
302 days
17 January 1989 RM Club Universidad de Chile 18 2
21 Díaz Rojas, Marcelo A. 26
320 days
30 December 1986 CM FC Basel 1893, Switzerland 18 0
14 Fernández Fernández, Matías A., off 46th min. 27
184 days
15 May 1986 LM ACF Fiorentina, Italy 58 14
Sánchez Sánchez, Alexis A. 24
331 days
19 December 1988 RF FC Barcelona, Spain 62 21
11 Vargas Rojas, Eduardo J., off 71st min. 23
360 days
20 November 1989 CF Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto-Alegrense, Brazil, on loan from SSC Napoli, Italy 26 8
Beausejour, Coliqueo, Jean A.E, off 82nd min. 29
167 days
1 June 1984 LF Wigan Athletic FC, England



Jean Beausejour cautioned in the 19th min. for taking the legs away from Jack Wilshere outside the centre-circle
Chile Substitutes
scoreline: England 0 Chile 1
9 Gutiérrez Leiva, Felipe A., on 46th min. for Fernández 23
38 days
8 October 1990 LM FC Twente, Netherlands 14 1
6 Carmona Tello, Carlos E., on 46th min. for Aránguiz 26
267 days
21 February 1987 RM Atalanta BC, Italy 40 1
Jara Reyes, Gonzalo A., on 60th min (59:31) for Isla 28
78 days
29 August 1985 RB Nottingham Forest FC, England



Gonzalo Jara cautioned in the 64th min. for a headbutting Chris Smalling's chest as they waited for a corner kick.
16 Muñoz Rojas, Carlos A., on 71st min (70:27) for Vargas 24
208 days
21 April 1989 CF Baniyas SC, UAE 9 2
Fuenzalida Gana, José Pedro, on 82nd min (81:47) for Beausejour 28
177 days
22 May 1985 LF CSD Colo Colo 20 1
result: England 0 Chile 2
unused substitutes: 5-Francisco Silva, 10-Jorge Valdivia, 12-Cristopher Toselli, 13-José Rojas, 19-Junior Fernandes, 23-Johnny Herrara.
4-3-3 Bravo -
(Jara), Medel, González, Mena -
(Carmona), Díaz, Fernández (Gutiérrez) -
Sánchez, Vargas
(Muñoz), Beausejour (Fuenzalida).
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 56 days Appearances/Goals 42.2 5.5


    Match Report by Mike Payne

After the euphoria of the win over Poland, which secured our place in Brazil next year, England came back down to earth with a bump as a very good Chile side beat them in some style at Wembley, thus repeating their win here in 1998, and showing the home players just what problems they might face in Rio. Chile played well, but England gave one of their poorest performances since Roy Hodgson took charge. 

Hodgson had to shuffle his pack as numerous players dropped out through injury, and he gave debuts to Adam Lallana, Jay Rodrigues and goalkeeper Fraser Forster.  England started brightly and pushed for an early goal.  On three minutes they almost got one as Phil Jones met a corner to power a header goalwards, only for Bravo to leap and palm the ball over.  Seconds later and there were more near misses as the ball flashed across goal from a James Milner's cross, with no-one able to make the crucial touch.  The first serious Chile attack came after seven minutes and they certainly showed England how to take their chance.  A quick break and England were opened up, two good defensive blocks seemed to have cleared the danger but as a cross came in from the left, Gary Cahill missed it and as the ball dropped Sanchez stooped to get in front of the flailing Leighton Baines to nod the ball wide of Forster.  It was a poor goal from an England point of view, but well taken by the in-form Alexis Sanchez.  England should have been 2-0 up, but now found themselves a goal down.

It was just what the Chileans wanted as they played their possession football, shut England down well, and looked dangerous every time they broke.  England were all over the place at times, and the makeshift side looked exactly what it was, makeshift.  Wayne Rooney ran his socks off up front for England with little support, and Milner was the pick of a poor midfield.  At the back Forster looked shell-shocked, his kicking was poor, he was slow off his line and at times you could see the lack of confidence the defenders had in him.  To be fair Forster did make a couple of saves, but his habit of pushing shots back out into the danger areas will surely be punished by the top sides.  Why do goalkeepers never want to hold on to the ball these days?

In many ways this was a typical South American performance by Chile, and a lesson to be learned by all the young England players.  At every opportunity the visitors fell to ground under a challenge, although it must be said that England played into their hands with some silly tackles.  Rodrigues just could not get into the game and although Lallana was lively, at times he wasn't sure whether to push up or stay back and he was often caught in between the two.

On twenty minutes Frank Lampard hit a good free-kick that was only just tipped over by the acrobatic goalkeeper.  Milner then had a shot deflected wide, but England wasted all their opportunities from the many corners they had, not once creating a clear chance.  On 24 minutes it was Jack Wilshere who fired in a shot following a better move by England.  Again the keeper was equal to it, although his punched save could have gone anywhere.  There were also chances at the other end as England's defenders still struggled.  A free header from a corner was wasted by Cardiff City's Medel, and each time Chile came forward they created problems for the shaky home defence.  All too often the loose ball was won by a Chilean, and England were beaten to too many second balls.  But credit to Chile, because they shut England down brilliantly, not always fairly, but certainly effectively. Every time Rooney gained possession, three defenders surrounded him.

On 40 minutes Jones saw a flick go just wide and then four minutes later Lallana had his one clear chance as England's best move of the match saw him clear to the right of goal.  Unfortunately for the Southampton player he dragged his shot wide of the far post.  The half ended with England facing many problems, too many unforced errors made it easier for the Chile side, although it has to be said that they didn't need any help from England to look the better team.

The second half was littered with lots of substitutions, long passages of play where Chile kept possession and England chased shadows, and few goalmouth incidents.  Chile were adept at taking the sting out of the game, always in control, and yet still threatening on the break.  England just couldn't find a foothold into the half and a Chile victory was on the cards long before the end.  Hodgson shuffled his pack again, taking off Rodrigues, Jones and Milner, and sending on Andros Townsend, Chris Smalling and Jermaine Defoe, but to no avail as Chile continued to do what they had done all game.  They were quicker in the tackle, better at closing down, looked fresher and generally seemed to want the win more. 

Ross Barclay came on for Lallana and he almost broke through with one strong burst, but goal chances by now were at a premium as Chile settled for 1-0 and England had no real answer to them.  There were a number of bookings as frustration set in, and it was irritating to see the number of times the South Americans crashed to the ground, clutching their faces after they had been hit on the legs!  But that is the Latin American way, and England will have to learn to deal with it and not make it easy for these teams.

Three minutes into injury time Chile clinched the match and scored again.  Cahill gave the ball away and England were totally exposed as the break came.  The ball was threaded wide to Sanchez and he had the easy task of clipping the ball over the advancing goalkeeper. en that was made easier because the goalkeeper went down too early.  Forster is a big lad, and he should have stood tall and made it hard for him, but to be fair Sanchez would probably still have scored from such an easy chance.

So, a very poor performance from England, on a night when the quality of the opposition taught them a lesson or two, food for thought as the team moves forward to the next challenges that lie ahead.

Never mind, easy game next week, bring on the Germans!


Source Notes

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Mike Payne - football historian and contributor