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Sunday, 15 June 1958
The VM Coupe Jules Rimet Fotboll Finals First Phase Pool 4, Match Five/Six

Austria 2 England 2 [1-0]


Match Summary
Austria Squad
England Squad

Ryavallen Stadion, Idrottsgatan, Borås, Västra Götalands Iän, Sweden
Attendance: 15,872;
Kick-off: 7.00pm CET & BST
Live on xx (UK) - Commentator: xx

Austria - Karl Koller (15), Alfred Körner (70)
England - Johnny Haynes (55), Derek Kevan (80)
Results 1955-1960

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Match Summary





Referee (-) - Jan Bronckhurst
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Linesmen - tbc

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Austria Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 16th to 15th
Colours: Red jerseys, red shorts, red socks. 
Capt: Gerhard Hanappi Manager: Karl Argauer
Austria Lineup
  Szanwald, Rudolf     G     GA
15 Kollman, Walter     RB      
3 Happel, Ernst     LB      
4 Swoboda, Franz     RHB      
5 Hanappi, Gerhard     CHB      
6 Koller, Karl     LHB      
17 Kozlicek, Ernst     OR      
8 Kozlicek, Paul     IR      
9 Buzek, Hans     CF      
10 Körner, Alfred     IL      
11 Senekowitsch, Helmut     OL      


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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Billy Wright, eightieth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 45 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
98th match, W 59 - D 22 - L 17 - F 275 - A 136, one abandoned. Team chosen by Selection Committee.
England Lineup
  McDonald, Colin A. 27 15 October 1930 G Burnley FC 4 5ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 22 12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 10 0
3 Banks, Thomas     LB Bolton Wanderers FC 4 0
4 Clamp, H. Edwin     RHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 0
final app 1958
5 Wright, William A. 34 6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 95 3
most apps 1946-58
6 Slater, William J. 31 29 April 1927 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 9 0
7 Douglas, Bryan     OR Blackburn Rovers FC 10 1
8 Robson, Robert W. 25 18 February 1933 IR West Bromwich Albion FC 5 2
9 Kevan, Derek T. 23 6 March 1935 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 10 5
10 Haynes, John N. 23 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 23 8
11 A'Court, Alan     OL Liverpool FC 3 1



team notes:

Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record sixtieth consecutive match.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England, needing to beat Austria to qualify for the quarter-finals, were trailing 1-0 at half-time to a thunderbolt of a  goal scored from thirty yards by left-half Koller. Johnny Haynes equalised ten minutes into the second half, and then the Austrians regained the lead following a corner. The ball was cleared to Koerner, who beat goalkeeper Colin McDonald with another long-range shot. Derek Kevan, whose bulldozing tactics had brought him severe criticism, pulled England level again ten minutes from the end after running on to a Johnny Haynes pass. Five minutes later they celebrated what they thought was a winning goal after Bobby Robson had breasted down the ball and shot all in one sweet movement. The referee ruled that Kevan had obstructed the goalkeeper. This draw meant England had to play off against Russia, their third meeting in a month. England were fuming over Bobby Robson's disallowed goal. Derek Kevan's challenge on the goalkeeper would have been perfectly acceptable in the English league. There was a different interpretation of the rules by Continental referees. Most experts were fully expecting Bobby Charlton to be called in for his World Cup debut for the deciding match against the Russians, but Walter Winterbottom and the selectors decided the pressure would be too great for him.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author