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Results 1955-60

Wednesday, 9 May 1956
International friendly

England 4 Brazil 2 [2-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Brazil Squad
Team Records

 
 

 

The England known squad that faced Brazil  May 1956

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club Strt Subs App G Capt Disc
Astall, Gordon - - - -            
Atyeo, P. John W. 7 February 1932 24 IR Bristol City FC     1 1    
Berry, John - - - Manchester United FC            
Byrne, Roger W. 8 February 1929 27 LB Manchester United FC     18 0    
Clayton, Ronald 5 August 1934 21 RH Blaackburn Rovers FC     2 0    
Cummings, Thomas - - - Burnley FC            
Dickinson, James W. 24 April 1925 31 RH Portsmouth FC            

Edwards, Duncan

1 October 1936

23 LH

Manchester United FC

   

5

0

   
Grainger, Colin 10 June 1933 26 OL Sheffield United FC     0 0    

Hall, Jeffrey J.

7 September 1929

26 RB

Birmingham City FC

   

5

0

   
Haynes, John N. 17 October 1934 21 IL Fulham FC     4 2    
Lofthouse, Nathaniel - - - -            

Matthews, Reginald D.

20 December 1932

23 G

Coventry City FC

   

1

1 GA

   

Matthews, Stanley

1 February 1915

41 OR

Blackpool FC

   

46

10

   
Taylor, Thomas 29 January 1932 24 CF Manchester United FC     6 2    
Wilshaw, Dennis - - - Burnley FC            

Wright, William A.

6 February 1924

32 CHB

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

   

73

3

   
 

Notes

There were four lineup changes from the last match,  the 1-1 draw against Scotland at Hampden Park on 14 April.  On the wings, Stanley Matthews replaced Tom Finney and Colin Grainger, making his debut, took over from Bill Perry, who had made the last of his three England  appearances.  Tom Finney was left out having undergone a surgical operation in the past week.

The promising Tommy Taylor moved from inside right to centre-forward,  replacing Nat Lofthouse, who was soon to fall out of favour altogether, and John Atyeo, earning his second cap, came in as inside right.  At right halfback, Jimmy Dickinson, nearing the end of his England career, gave way to Ronnie Clayton because of injury.

Reg Matthews remained in goal for his second cap, as the selectors continued the search for a long-term goalkeeper.  Jeff Hall appeared set to become Roger Byrne's regular partner at fullback, and Duncan Edwards and Johnny Haynes were on their way to joining Billy Wright as fixtures in the team.

As for reserves - on the same day that the team was named to play Brazil on 27 May, the tour squad of West Germany, Finland and Sweden was named.  So Manchester United's Ray Wood, Burnley's Tommy Cummings, Ronnie Clayton, who replaced Dickinson in the line-up, Manchester United's Johnny Berry, Gordon Astall, Nat Lofthouse and Dennis Wilshaw may have all been present.

 

England Form: last six games
L W L W W D   f 15:a success: 58%
297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estßdio do Futebol Clube do Porto, Oporto

Fr AW
298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5 [4-0]
IdrŠtsparken, K°benhavn

HW
299 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1 [0-0]
IdrŠtsparken, K°benhavn

BC HW
300 2 November 1955 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0 [0-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
HW
301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1 [0-3]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London

Fr HW
302 14 April 1956 - Scotland 1 England 1 [1-0]
Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow

BC AD

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