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Sunday, 16 May 1954
Pre-World Cup East-European Tour Match


Yugoslavia 2 England 1
[0-0]
 
 
Centralni stadion, Bežigrad, Ljubljana
Kick-off (CET & BST): 5:00pm

Attendance: 20,000
.
unknown kicked-off
 


[1-1] Anton Herceg 60
 20-yard shot from a Ivan Toplak pass

[2-1] Anton Herceg 75
 a fine shot from another Ivan Toplak pass
[0-1] Beddy Jezzard 54
'a hard, close-range shot' from an Albert Quixall fine pass
There is no Television or Radio coverage
 
"TRIESTE TROOPS SEE ENGLAND 'B' LOSE" Daily News
Officials Yugoslavia FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee
Albert Dusch
41 (6 December 1912), West Germany
The FIFA ruling of allowing a substitute to replace an injured player prior to the 44th minute, and a goalkeeper at any time, is in place.

There were no age or senior appearances restrictions for these B internationals
Linesmen
tbc tbc
 
Yugoslavia Team
 
Rank: No official ranking system established; Colours: probably blue laced collared jerseys, white shorts, red socks with white hoop.
Capt:   Manager:  
Yugoslavia Lineup
  Kralj, Branko 30
67 days
10 March 1924 G nk Dinamo Zagreb
2 Belin, Bruno 25
120 days
16 January 1929 RB Fk Partizan
3 Zeković, Miljan 28
182 days
15 November 1925 LB FK Crvena zvezda
4 Mantula, Lav 25
159 days
8 December 1928 RHB nk Dinamo Zagreb
5 Klaić, Vladimir 28
244 days
14 September 1925 CHB Nk Zagreb
6 Tasić, Lazar 23
41 days
5 April 1931 LHB Beogradski sk
7 Lipošinović, Luka 21
4 days
12 May 1933 OR nk Dinamo Zagreb
8 Čonč, Vladimir 26
126 days
13 January 1928 IR nk Dinamo Zagreb
9
Toplak, Ivan 22
237 days
21 September 1931 CF NK Odred
10 Veselinović, Todor 23
206 days
22 October 1930 IL FK Vojvodina
11
Herceg, Antun 26
188 days
9 November 1927 OL Fk Partizan
unused substitutes: not known
 
2-3-5 Kralj -
Belin, Zeković -
Mantula, Klaić, Tasić -
Lipošinović, Čonč, Toplak, Veselinović, Herceg
Averages: Age 25 years 211 days Appearances/Goals
 
England Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established; Colours: probably the 1949 home uniform - White collared short-sleeved jerseys, blue shorts, black socks with white tops.
Capt: Ken Armstrong
third, W 1 - D 1 - L 1 - F 6 - A 3.³
Manager: Joseph Richards, Barnsley FC & Football League Chairman
first match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 1 - A 2.
Team chosen by the Intermediate Selection Committee, headed by Joe Richards, on Tuesday, 11 May.
England Lineup
  five changes to the previous B match FINAL league positions (FL1 26 April, FL2 29 April)
  Burgin, Edward 27
17 days
29 April 1927 G Sheffield United FC (FL 20th) 2 2ᵍᵃ
98 2 Green, Kenneth 30
19 days
27 April 1924 RB Birmingham City FC (FL2 7th) 1 0
99 3 Mansell, John 27
267 days
22 August 1927 LB Portsmouth FC (FL 14th) 1 0
4 Armstrong, Kenneth 29
347 days
3 June 1924 RHB Chelsea FC (FL 8th) 3 0
final B app 1954
5 Dugdale, James R. 22
121 days
15 January 1932 CHB West Bromwich Albion FC (FL RU) 2 0
6 Bell, Eric 24
170  days
27 November 1929 LHB Bolton Wanderers FC (FL 5th) 2 0
final B app 1954
7 Hooper, Harry 20
336 days
14 June 1933 OR West Ham United FC (FL2 13th) 3 1
8
Quixall, Albert 20
280 days
9 August 1933 IR Sheffield Wednesday FC (FL 19th) 2 0
9
Jezzard, Bedford A.G. 25
121 days
15 January 1929 CF Fulham FC (FL2 8th) 2 4
most B goals 1954
10 Haynes, John N. 19
211 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC (FL2 8th) 3 0
11 Robb, George 27
349 days
1 June 1926 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC (FL 16th) 2 0
unused substitutes: George Thompson (Preston North End FC (FL 11th)), Duncan Edwards (Manchester United FC (FL 4th)), Dennis Wilshaw (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (FL CHAMPIONS)).
team notes: In their fifteen official B matches, England have used 99 players. W 8 - D 3 - L 4 - F 31 - A 22.
 
2-3-5 Burgin -
Green, Mansell -
Armstrong, Dugdale, Bell -
Hooper, Quixall, Jezzard, Haynes, Robb.
Averages: Age 25 years 6 days Appearances/Goals 1.6 0.1
 
              Match Report as appears in the Daily News, 17 May 1954

YUGO-SLAVIA'S "B" side completed their country's Soccer joy-day, by beating England "B" 2—1 here this evening. And here, also, victory went to the better side. Yugo-Slavia were faster on the ball and did most of the attacking.
England adopted the wrong tactics. They relied mainly on long, through passes and played straight into the hands of a compact, sure-kicking Yugo-Slav defence.
A small number of British soldiers from Trieste were swallowed up in the 20,000 crowd. Their happiest moment came nine minutes after the interval, when Fulham's leader, Beford Jezzard, shot England into the lead. Inside-right Albert Quixall (Sheffield Wednesday) laid on the goal with a perfect pass. Jezzard was on the spot and ran on to score with a hard, close-range shot. Within six minutes it was 1—1. Centre-forward Toplak started the move with a good pass to outside-right Herceg, who crashed the ball past Ted Burgin. Yugo-Slavia continued to have most of the game and clinched victory in the 75th minute. Again it was a Toplak-Herceg move, finishing with a terrific shot from the outside-right.
  

              Source Notes
Original newspaper reports   Rothman's Yearbooks
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