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354 vs. Northern Ireland
356 vs. Scotland

Wednesday, 4 April 1962
International Friendly Match

England 3 Austria 1 [2-0]


Match Summary
England Squad
Austria Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, Wembley, Middlesex
Attendance: 50,000;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC (England & Ireland) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Ray Crawford (turned on the spot and shot 7), Ron Flowers (penalty after Connelly was brought down 37), Roger Hunt (header 67)
Austria - Hans Buzek (header 76)
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials from France




Referee (-) - Pierre Schwinte
x (-).

Linesmen - A. Vuillemin (flame flag) and J. Herbert (orange flag).

Teams presented to The Guest of Honour The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood.

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England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 9th to 7th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, red socks with white calf hoop.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, fifteenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed as FA national director of coaching/team manager on 8 July 1946;
129th match, W 73 - D 31 - L 25 - F 363 - A 185, one abandoned,
Team chosen by Selection Committee on Wednesday, 28 March 1962.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 18 27ᵍᵃ
2 Armfield, James     RB Blackpool FC 22 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 8 0
802 4 Anderson, Stanley     RHB Sunderland AFC 1 0
5 Swan, Peter 25 8 October 1936 CHB Sheffield Wednesday FC 17 0
6 Flowers, Ronald 27 28 July 1934 LHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 29 5 (2)
23rd penalty kick scored
7 Connelly, John     OR Burnley FC 7 2
803 8 Hunt, Roger     IR Liverpool FC 1 1
9 Crawford, Raymond     CF Ipswich Town FC 2 1
final app 1961-62
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 49 18
11 Charlton, Robert     OL Manchester United FC 32 24 (3)


Alan Hodgkinson (Sheffield United), Ron Clayton (Blackburn Rovers) and James Melia (Liverpool FC)

team notes:

Middlesbrough FC's Alan Peacock was the original chosen centre-forward, his place going to Ray Crawford on 1 April. Peacock needed surgery on a fractured cheekbone and would miss the rest of the season.
This is the 59th match England have played in April, and the first time since the second in 1888 against Ireland, that England have played a country other than Scotland.
2-3-5 Springett -
Armfield, Wilson -
Anderson, Swan, Flowers -
Connelly, Hunt, Crawford, Haynes, Charlton.


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Austria Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 14th to 12th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Karl Koller Manager: Karl Decker
Austria Lineup
  Fraydl, Gernot     G FK Austria   GA
2 Trubrig, Heribert     RB Linz ASK    
3 Hasenkopf, Erich     LB Vienna Sportklub    
4 Oslansky, Rudolf     RHB Vienna Sportklub    
5 Stotz, Karl     CHB FK Austria    
6 Koller, Karl     LHB Vienna    
7 Knoll, Adolf     OR Vienna Sportklub    
8 Hof, Erich     IR Vienna Sportklub    
9 Buzek, Johann     CF Vienna    
10 Fiala, Ernst, off 40th min.     IL FK Austria    
11 Rafreider, Friedrich     OL Dornbirn    
Austria Substitutes
  Flögel, Rudolf, on 40th min. for Fiala            

unused substitutes:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England avenged the defeat in Vienna of the previous year thanks mainly to the midfield domination of Johnny Haynes, who kept picking holes in the massed Austrian defence with low, angled passes. Five goal chances fell to the feet of Liverpool striker Roger Hunt, who was making his debut along with Sunderland's rugged Stan Anderson. Hunt was able to score from only one of the opportunities, and the London press started the Greaves v. Hunt debate that was to last throughout their careers. It is worth pointing out here that Jimmy and Roger have nothing but the highest respect for each other and that the 'bitter rivalry' between them was manufactured by the media.

Source Notes

"England's training session yesterday in preparation for the match against Austria at Wembley to-morrow was cancelled. Arsenal were to have provided the opposition for a full-scale practice at the White City, but with several knocks in hard matches on Saturday it was decided to give the party a free day." - Tuesday, 3 April 1962, Glasgow Herald.

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