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400 vs. Finland
402 vs. Denmark

Wednesday, 29 June 1966
Tour of Scandinavia pre-World Cup Tour

Norway 1 England 6 [1-5]


Match Summary
Norway Squad
England Squad

Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo
Attendance: 29,500 to 34,000;
Kick-off: 7.00pm local time, tbc BST

Norway - Harald Sunde (4) - the 250th friendly goal conceded by England
England - Jimmy Greaves (20, 22, 44 HAT TRICK, 74), John Connelly (24), Bobby Moore (40)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Sweden




Referee (-) - Hans Carlsson
x (-).

Linesmen - Folke Johansson and Curt Liedberg

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Norway Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 54th to 56th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Norway Lineup
  Anderson, Sverre     G     GA
2 Johansen, Roar RB
3 Mathisen, Arild     LB      
4 Pedersen, Arne     RHB      
5 Thorsen, Finn     CHB      
6 Stakset, Edgar     LHB      
7 Sunde, Harald     OR      
8 Stavrum, Ole     IR      
9 Berg, Harald     CF      
10 Nilsen, Olav     IL      
11 Johansen, Erik     OL      

unused substitutes:

4-2-4 Andersen -
Johansen, Thorsen, Stakset, Mathisen -
Pedersen, Nilsen -
Sunde, Stavrum, Berg, Johansen


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 22nd captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
36th match, W 22 - D 8 - L 6 - F 92 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Springett, Ronald D. 30 22 July 1935 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 33 48ᵍᵃ
final app 1959-66
2 Cohen, George     RB Fulham FC 22 0
3 Byrne, Gerald     LB Liverpool FC 2 0
final app 1963-66
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 12 1
5 Flowers, Ronald 31 28 July 1934 CHB Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 49 10
final app 1955-66
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 39 2
7 Paine, Terence L. 27 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 18 7
Greaves, James 26   IR Tottenham Hotspur FC 49 43
the 65th (28th post-war) hattrick scored most goals 1964-66
9 Charlton, Robert     CF Manchester United FC 67 37
10 Hunt, Roger     IR Liverpool FC 12 11
11 Connolly, John     OL Manchester United FC 18 7

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Jimmy Greaves extends his record as top goalscorer for England with his record sixth hat-trick, and Ron Springett extends his record of being England's most capped goalkeeper.
Greaves also became the record goalscorer of friendly goals. His third goal in this match equalled the record (18) held by Tom Finney, followed by his fourth goal to break the record.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Jimmy Greaves scored four goals for the second time in his international career against a Norwegian team that was out of its depth. A misplaced back pass by Ron Flowers gifted the Norwegians a fourth minute lead, but from then on England totally dominated play. Greaves scored all his goals in the first-half and was now top England goalscorer with 43 goals from 49 international matches. Bobby Moore got on the scoresheet with a twenty-five yard drive that could have come from the boot of Bobby Charlton, who created the sixth goal for John Connelly in a second-half played at exhibition pace. FA and Chelsea chairman Joe Mears, a long-time friend and supporter of Greaves, died of a heart attack in Oslo the day after the match, which threw a blanket of despair over the entire squad. Mears, 'Mr Chelsea', had been a driving force in the preparations for England's hosting of the World Cup finals.

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