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FIRST MEETING vs. MEXICO
Mexico are the 34th different opposition
  
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  Sunday, 24 May 1959
End-of-season Summer Tour of South America Match


Mexico 2 England 1
[1-1]
  
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, 20 May.
The Mexican's wanted a switch of date, as they were certain the match would not be rained off on a Sunday morning.
Mexico is the 33rd nation visited by England
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad Universitaria, ciudad de México
Kick-off (local): 12noon 7.00pm BST
Attendance: 82,000;
 
   

347 vs. Mexico



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[1-1] Raúl Cardenas 26
[0-1] Derek Kevan 14  
{2-1] Salvador Reyes 47
 
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Commentator: tbc
 
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Officials Mexico FIFA ruling on substitutes England Party
Referee
Eunapio Gouveia Quiroz
Brazil
 
Linesmen
tbc
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Mexico Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 21st
Colours: Pale green shirt with white v-neck collar/cuffs with red trim, white shorts, green socks.
Capt: Toto Carbajal Technical Director: Fernando Marcos Gonzalez, 45 (30 November 1913), appointed January 1959
third match, W 3 - D 0 - L 0 - F 7 - A 3.
Mexico Lineup
  Carbajal Rodriguez, Antonio Félix 29 7 June 1929 G Club León 24 33ᵍᵃ
2 Bosco Martínez Mora, Juan 23 2 September 1935 RB CF América 2 0
3 Jáuregui Diaz, Ignacio 20 31 July 1938 LB Atlas FC 1 0
4
Cardenas de la Vega, Raúl 30 30 October 1928 RHB CA Zacatepec 14 2
5 del Muro, José de Jesús 21 30 November 1937 CHB Atlas FC 6 0
6 Flores Córdoba, Francisco 33 12 February 1926 LHB CD Guadalajara 6 0
7 del Águila Estrella, Alfredo 24 3 January 1935 OR Deportivo Toluca FC 5 1
8
Reyes Monteón, Salvador 22 20 September 1936 IR CD Guadalajara 11 4
9 González Cabrera, Carlos, off 24 12 April 1935 CF Atlas FC 5 2
10 Ponce Labastida, Sabás, off 23rd min 22 13 January 1937 IL CD Guadalajara 1 0
11 Arellano Villegas, Raúl 24 28 February 1935 OL CD Guadalajara 7 0
Mexico Substitutes
  Jasso Almaraz, Juan Antonio, on 23rd min. for Ponce 24 11 March 1935 F CF América 6 5 0
1
  Hernández, Héctor, on for González 23 6 December 1935 F CD Guadalajara 5 4 7
1
reserves: -
 
- -
Averages: Age - Appearances/Goals - -
 
England Team
 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1954 Umbro home shirt - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, white shorts, white socks with red/white/blue calf hoop.
41st match, W 18 - D 8 - L 8 - F 91 - A 47.⁴³
Capt: Billy Wright³
89th W 48 - D 21 - L 20 - F 216 - A 131.⁹⁰
Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 46 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
107th match, W 61 - D 25 - L 21 - F 290 - A 152, one abandoned.¹³⁹
Trainer: Harold Shepherdson Team chosen by Selection Committee, headed by Joe Mears, on .
England Lineup
  Hopkinson, Edward 23
207 days
29 October 1935 G Bolton Wanderers FC 11 19ᵍᵃ
2 Howe, Donald 23
224 days
12 October 1935 RB West Bromwich Albion FC 19 0
3 Armfield, James C. 23
245 days
21 September 1935 LB Blackpool FC 3 0
4 Clayton, Ronald 24
293 days
5 August 1934 RHB Blackburn Rovers FC 29 0
5 Wright, William A. 35
107 days
6 February 1924 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 104 3
most apps 1952-59
6 McGuiness, Wilfred, off 31st min 21
218 days
25 October 1937 LHB Manchester United FC 2 0
final app 1958-59
7 Holden, A. Douglas, off 57th min. 28
238 days
28 September 1930 OR Bolton Wanderers FC 5 0
final app 1959
8 Greaves, James P. 19
93 days
20 February 1940 IR Chelsea FC 2 1
9
Kevan, Derek T. 24
79 days
6 March 1935 CF West Bromwich Albion FC 12 7
10 Haynes, John N. 24
219 days
17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 31 12
11 Charlton, Robert 28
225 days
11 October 1937 OL Manchester United FC 11 8
England Substitutes
  Flowers, Ronald, on 31st min. for McGuiness 24
300 days
28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
6 5 0
1
  Bradley, Warren, on 57th min. for Holden 25
338 days
20 June 1933 OR Manchester United FC 2 1 1
1
reserves: -
substitute notes: For the first time, two substitutes are used by England. First time that both replaced players never played for England again. McGuinness is the youngest England player to be replaced so far.
Bradley is the first England substitution to be made in the second half.
team notes: Billy Wright extends his record appearance tally, in his record 69th consecutive match.
records: For the third time, England have lost three friendly matches in a row.
This defeat equals an England record of five away friendly matches without victory, set twice before in 1873-80 and 1954-55.
 
2-3-5 Hopkinson -
Howe, Armfield -
Clayton, Wright, McGuinness
(Flowers) -
Holden
(Bradley), Greaves, Kevan, Haynes, Charlton.
Averages: Age - Appearances/Goals - -
 
              Match Report by Mike Payne

 

              Match Report by Norman Giller

England scored first through Derek Kevan, but were burned out within an hour of kicking off in high-altitude ciudad de México. Despite officially using substitutes for the first time they were run off their feet in the last 30 minutes. Jimmy Greaves swept the ball into the net just after half-time, but the referee ruled it off-side. Moments later Mexico snatched a second goal and from then on England were on the retreat as they struggled to breathe in Mexico's thin air. Eddie Hopkinson performed wonders in the England goal, but he was often confused by the flight of the ball. Wilf McGuinness was the first player to be substituted after half an hour. He was affected by the heat and had to go to the dressing-room for an emergency intake of oxygen. Doug Holden was the next player hit by the heat, and he was replaced in the fifty-seventh minute by Warren Bradley. It was a match that Ronnie Clayton would never forget. He had been so badly burned while sunbathing that his back came up in a mass of blisters. They burst during the game, and in the dressing-room afterwards the Mexican doctor bathed the Blackburn skipper's back with mentholated spirits. It was this more than anything that finally convinced the Football Association that they should follow Walter Winterbottom's advice and always travel with a team doctor. It was hardly the best organised tour. Ron Flowers at one stage found himself sharing a hotel room with six complete strangers!
  

              Match Report as appears in the F.A. Yearbook 1959-60 page 2x

England .
  

              Source Notes
TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
The Complete Book of the British Charts
Macario Reyes Padilla
  Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record
Norman Giller, Football Author
British Pathé
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