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Results 1946-50

Sunday, 25 June 1950,
World Cup 1950 Final Tournament - Group 2, game one/two.

England 2 Chile 0

Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kick-off 3.00 pm local time, 7.00 pm BST




England Squad

Chile Squad
Team Records

Attendance - 29,703 official;  50,000 to 65,000 estimated.
England - Stan Mortensen (27), Wilf Mannion (51).
none none

Match Summary






Referee - Karel van der Meer,

Linesmen - Mario Gardelli, Brazil, & Gunnar Dahlner, Sweden.

USA vs. Spain kicked off at the same time at Estádio Durival Britto e Silva, Curitiba, Paraná.

  Goal Attempts  
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England Team



ELO (-).
1st in Group 2 after this match.
Colours: White shirts, navy blue shorts, navy blue socks with white tops. - The 1949 Home Uniform
Capt: Billy Wright, 15th captaincy Coach: Walter Winterbottom, 37, appointed national team manager May 1947;
30th match, W 23 - D 3 - L  4 - F 102 - A 31.
England Lineup
1 Williams, Bert F. 30   G

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

8 8GA
2 Ramsey, Alfred E. 30   RB

Tottenham Hotspur FC

6 0
3 Aston, John 28   LB

Manchester United FC

15 0
4 Wright, William A. 24   RH

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

30 2
5 Hughes, Lawrence 26   CH

Liverpool FC

1 0
6 Dickinson, James W. 25   LH

Portsmouth FC

8 0
7 Finney, Thomas 28   OR

Preston North End FC

26 18
Mannion, Wilfred J. 32   IR

Middlesbrough FC

20 10
9 Bentley, T. F. Roy 26   CF

Chelsea FC

5 2
Mortensen, Stanley H. 29   IL

Blackpool FC

19 16
11 Mullen, James 27   OL

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 2




Williams -
Ramsey, Hughes, Aston -
Wright, Dickinson -
Finney, Mannion, Bentley, Mortenson, Mullen.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age   Appearances/Goals    


Chile Team



ELO (-).
4th in Group 2 after this match.
made by
Red shirts, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Sergio Roberto Livingstone. Coach: Arturo Bucciardi.
Chile Lineup
1 Livingstone, Sergio Roberto     G

CD Universidad Catolica

2 Roldán, Fernando     RB

CD Universidad Catolica

3 Alvarez, Manuel     LB

CD Universidad Catolica

4 Farias, Arturo     RH

CSD Colo Colo

5 Busquets, Miguel     CH

CD Universidad Catolica

6 Carvallo, Hernán Castro     LH

CD Universidad Catolica

7 Mayanés, Luis Lindorfo     OR

CD Universidad Catolica

8 Cremaschi, Atilio     IR

Club Union Espanola

9 Robledo, Jorge Oliver 24   CF

Newcastle United FC, England

10 Muñoz, Manuel     IL

CSD Colo Colo

11 Diaz Zambrano, Guillermo     OL

CD Santiago Wanderers




Livingstone -
Roldán, Busquets, Alvarez -
Farias, Carvallo -
Cremaschi, Muñoz -
Mayanés, Robledo, Diaz Zambrano.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age   Appearances/Goals    



Match Report by Mike Payne


Back row - Jack Aston, Wilf Mannion, Alf Ramsey,
Lawrie Hughes, Billy Wright, Bert Williams;.
Front row - Jimmy Mullen, Roy Bentley, Jimmy
Dickinson, Stan Mortensen, Tom Finney.

Source Notes

Attendance:  Most sources, including the FIFA match report, list the attendance as around 30,000.  Many commentators believe it was quite a bit higher, with estimates ranging from 45,000 to 65,000 [Duarte].

Goal times:  The times given for the goals also vary widely, ranging from 27 to 39 minutes for Mortensen’s and 51 to 70 minutes for Mannion’s.  We have used the times from the FIFA match report, which are the same as or within a minute of the times given in the vast majority of the reports.

England lineup:  Some sources, including the FIFA match report, have Mortensen playing inside right and Mannion inside left, including the FIFA match reportLeatherdale’s authoritative work on England’s World Cup history notes that Mortensen switched to inside right from inside left only for England’s last World Cup 1950 match against Spain, when Mannion was left out and Eddie Baily brought in.  Both the latest Football Association yearbooks and Rothman's Book of Football Records also have Mannion at inside right and Mortensen at inside left.

Chile lineup:  Many European sources, including the FIFA match report, have Arturo Farias as right back and Fernando Roldán as right half.  The exception is the lineup appearing in the World Cup history on La Gazzetta dello Sport website, which has Roldán as right back and Farias as right half.  This coincides with the positions attributed to Chile squad members by South American sources; Roldán was a fullback and Farias a halfback.

Association of Football Statisticians [Jeff Hurley] United Kingdom & Eire International Database 

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enlacancha website [Luis Antonio Reyes]

FIFA website - 1950 World Cup

FIFA World Cup website [Jan Alsos reproducing information from Morrison, Ian, The World Cup - A Complete Record 1930-1990 (Breedon Books Sports, U.K., 1990)]; 

The Football Association, The Official FA and England Yearbook 1998-99, pp. 54-55 (Pan Books, Macmillan Publishers, London, 1997)

Freddi, Cris, The Complete Book of the World Cup, p. 59 (Collins Willow/Harper Collins Publishers, London, 1998)

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