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Thursday, 7 June 1962
World Cup 1962 Finals First Phase Group 4, Match Six

Bulgaria 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Bulgaria Squad
England Squad

Estadio Braden Copper Company, Rancagua, VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile
Attendance: 5,700;
Kick-off: 3.00pm CLT, 8.00pm BST
Delayed coverage on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

 
Results 1960-1965

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Match Summary

Officials

Bulgaria

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Bulgaria Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 22nd to 21st
Colours: White jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Bulgaria Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Bulgaria Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 6th to 7th
Colours: The 1962 Bukta away uniform - Red v-necked short-sleeved continental jerseys, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Johnny Haynes, twentieth captaincy Manager: Walter Winterbottom, 49 (31 March 1913), appointed director of coaching in September 1946, and team manager in May 1947;
135th match, W 76 - D 32 - L 27 - F 374 - A 191, one abandoned
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 26 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 24 33 GA
2       RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 27 17 December 1934 LB Huddersfield Town AFC 14 0
16 Moore, Robert F.C. 21 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 4 0
15 Norman, Maurice 28 8 May 1934 CHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 0
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
19 Peacock, Alan 24 29 October 1937 CF Middlesbrough FC 2 0
10 Haynes, John N. 27 17 October 1934 IL Fulham FC 55 18
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was without question the most boring, sterile match England had ever contested. They needed only a draw to qualify for the quarter-finals ahead of Argentina, and as Bulgaria showed no inclination to win the match England were content to sit back and make sure they made no mistakes. The result was that the ball hardly left the midfield area and neither goalkeeper was tested. A crowd of barely 6,000 watched the non-event, most of them Argentineans willing the Bulgarians to win, because it would have meant their team progressing through to the quarter-finals. But the Bulgarians did not manage a single serious goal attempt, and England were little better. It did little to raise hopes for the next match against defending world champions Brazil.

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

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