England Football Online
  Page Last Updated 6 July 2015

Magyar

 

 
358 vs. Peru
359
360 vs. Argentina
361 vs. Bulgaria
362 vs. Brazil

Thursday, 31 May 1962
World Cup 1962 Finals First Phase Group 4, Match Two

Hungary 2 England 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Hungary Squad
England Squad

Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua, VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile
Attendance: 7,938;
Kick-off: 3.00pm CLT, 8.00pm BST
Delayed coverage on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

Hungary - Tichy (20), Florian Albert
England - Ron Flowers (penalty 60)
Results 1960-1965

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Hungary

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Hungary Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 7th to 5th
Colours: Red v-necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Hungary Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Hungary Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th to 9th
Colours: The 1959 Bukta home uniform - White v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, blue shorts, white socks with red/white/blue tops.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, eighteenth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
133rd match, W 75 - D 31 - L 27 - F 371 - A 190, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 22 32 GA
2       RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 12 0
16 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 2 0
15 Norman, Maurice 28 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9 Hitchens, Gerald A. 27 8 October 1934 CF FC Internazionale Milano, Italy 6 4
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 53 18
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A depressing start to the World Cup. Ron Springett was deceived by the flight of a harmless-looking 15-yard shot from Tichy in the 20th minute, and from then on England were struggling to get into the game on a wet, slippery surface that made every step a challenge. Fifteen minutes into the second-half a goal-bound Greaves shot was handled on the line, and Ron Flowers scored from the penalty spot. Flowers was then reluctantly responsible for Hungary's winning goal. He slipped on the soaked turf and left Florian Albert free to race away and score with a low shot. The form England had flourished 13 months earlier in the 9-3 slaughter of Scotland seemed light years away.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
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

____________________

CG