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Thursday, 11 May 1950
End-of-Season Continental Pre-World Cup Match


Italy 5 England 0
[3-0]
 
 
Stadio Civićo San Siro, Parco Sempione, Milano
Kick-off (CEST): "early evening", tbc BST

Attendance: 45,000.
unknown kicked-off 
[1-0] Gino Capello 23
 dribbled it on past Eckersley
[1-0] Gino Capello strike hits crossbar

[2-0] Gampiero Boniperti
 scrambled in the ball from 3 yards straight after Capello's strike had hit the bar
[3-0] Renzo Burini 44
 right-footed into an empty-net from 6 yards from a Gino Capello lay-off
 
[4-0] Gino Capello 49
 right-footed strike from 15 yards high into far top corner
[5-0] Gampiero Boniperti volley 54
 right-footed volley from 8 yards
 
 
 
"'AVALANCHE' WIPES OUT ENGLAND 'B'" Western Mail
Officials   FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
 
Italy
Referee
not known
The Continental ruling of allowing a substitute to replace an injured player prior to the 44th minute, and a goalkeeper at any time, is in place.
Linesmen
tbc tbc
 
Italy B Team
 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: Sky blue crew necked jerseys with lighter colour chest band, white shorts, black socks.
"The blue-shirted Italians..."
Capt:   Manager:  
Italy Lineup
  Casari, Guiseppe 28
31 days
10 April 1922 G Atalanta BC
2 Antonazzi, Francesco 26
5 days
6 May 1924 RB SS Lazio SpA
3 Furiassi, Zeffiro 27
112 days
19 January 1923 LB SS Lazio SpA
4 Fattori, Osvaldo 27
323 days
22 June 1922 RHB FC Internazionale Milano
5 Magli, Augusto 27
63 days
9 March 1923 CHB ACF Fiorentina
6 Remondini, Leandro 32
175 days
17 November 1917 LHB SS Lazio SpA
7
Burini, Renzo 22
213 days
10 October 1927 OR AC Milan SpA
8
Boniperti, Gianpiero 21
311 days
4 July 1928 IR Juventus FC
9
Capello, Gino 29
343 days
2 June 1920 CF Bologna FC 1909
10 Lorenzi, Benito 24
142 days
20 December 1925 IL FC Internazionale Milano
11 Caprile, Emilio 21
223 days
30 September 1928 OL ACD Legnano
unused substitutes:  
 
2-3-5 Casari -
Antonazzi, Furlassi -
Fattori, Magli, Remondini -
Burini, Boniperti, Capello, Lorenzi, Caprille.
Averages: Age 26 years 112 days  
youngest known opp. B team
 
England B Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: The 1949 home uniform - White collared jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white tops.
Capt:
Laurie Scott
second B, W 1 - D 0 - L 1 - F 5 - A 5.
Team Attendant: James Trotter, 36 (25 November 1899), appointed temporary coach of the B team on 27 April 1950
first B match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 5.³
Team chosen by Selection Committee headed by Arthur Drewry, on Thursday, 27 April 1950.
England Lineup
  Middleton, Raymond 30
247 days
6 September 1919 G Chesterfield FC 2 5ᵍᵃ
2 Scott, Lawrence 33
18 days
23 April 1917 RB Arsenal FC 3 0
3 Eckersley, William 24
299 days
16 July 1925 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
4 Nicholson, William E. 31
105 days
26 January 1919 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
5 Crosland, John R. 27
168 days
10 November 1922 CHB Blackpool FC 1 0
6 Watson, Willie 30
65 days
7 March 1920 LHB Sunderland AFC 1 0
7 Payne, James B. 24
62 days
10 March 1926 OR Liverpool FC 1 0
8 Lewis, Reginald 30
65 days
7 March 1920 IR Arsenal FC 1 0
9 Pye, Jesse 30
140 days
22 December 1919 CF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1 0
10 Baily, Edward F. 24
278 days
6 August 1925 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 1
11 Langton, Robert 31
245 days
8 September 1918 OL Bolton Wanderers FC 4 0
unused substitutes: Jackie Wright (Blackpool FC), Phil Taylor (Liverpool FC), Eddie Quigley (Preston North End)
team notes: Johnny Crosland replaced Bill Jones (Liverpool FC). Lewis replaced Len Shackleton (Sunderland AFC).
The team trained at the tiny Sinigalia Stadium, prior to this match.
 
2-3-5 Middleton -
Scott, Eckersley -
Nicholson, Crosland, Watson -
Payne, Lewis, Pye, Baily, Langton
Averages: Age 28 years 356 days Appearances/Goals 1.7 0.0
oldest B team so far
 
     Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1950-51, pages 25-26

This year's Spring Tour to Italy, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg again included 'A' and 'B' teams. Both took time to settle down together and there were plenty of shocks for England during the course of the tour. To encourage the World Cup selectors, however, they had the fact that the 'A' team showed steadily improving form, and by the end of the tour, in the second-half of the match against Belgium, they definitely found themselves as a side and gave a really inspiring display.

The opening match of the tour took place at Milan on May 11th, before a crowd of 45,000 people.
The Italians, with their speed and mastery of manœuvre, asserted their superiority from the beginning. The English forwards, foiled time and again by the quick tackling of the Italian defenders, never managed to get going.
Italy's first goal came after 23 minutes. Capello passed back to Magli, raced to the right wing to collect the return, and dribbled past Eckersley to score with a terrific left-foot drive. A few minutes later Boniperti scored again, and just before half-time Burini sent in a snap shot which beat Middleton completely.
Within six minutes of the resumption the Italians had scored twice more. It was the first defeat of an England 'B' team since the war.

 

Source Notes
 
Original newspaper reports   Rothman's Yearbooks
British Pathé
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