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Monday, 11 July 1966
World Cup 1966 Finals First Phase Group One, Opening Match

England 0 Uruguay 0 [0-0]
 



Match Summary
England Squad
Uruguay Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 87,148;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme, also live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Granada, Southern, Teledu Cymru, TWW, Tyne Tees, Ulster and Westward), final fifteen minutes live on ITV (Scottish) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Dave Bowen.

 
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Uruguay

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 25th captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
39th match, W 24 - D 9 - L 6 - F 95 - A 49.
England Lineup
  Banks     G     GA
2 Cohen     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 46 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 15 1
5 Charlton     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 42 2
7 Ball     OR      
8 Greaves     IR      
9 Charlton     CF      
10 Hunt     IL      
11 Connelly     OL      
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
2-3-4-1 Banks -
Cohen, Wilson -
Stiles,
J.Charlton, Moore -
Ball, Greavses, Hunt, Connelly -
R.Charlton,

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Uruguay Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 12th
Colours: Sky blue jerseys with white v-necked collar/cuffs, black shorts, black socks with sky blue tops.
Capt:   Manager:  
Uruguay Lineup
  Mazurkieviez     G     GA
2 Troche     RB      
3 Manicera     LB      
15 Ubinas     RHB      
5 Goncalvez     CHB      
6 Caetano     LHB      
7 Cortes     OR      
18 Viera     IR      
19 Silva     CF      
10 Rocha     IL      
11 Perez     OL      
Uruguay Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
2-3-5 Mazurkieviez -
Troche, Manicera -
Ubinas, Goncalvez, Caetano -
Cotes, Viera, Silva, Rocha, Perez.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

A dull and uninspiring start to the World Cup left neutrals wondering on what Alf Ramsey based his confidence that England would win the tournament. Uruguay played with nine men back in defence and defied all England's attempts to break them down. It was the first time in twelve matches that England had failed to score. John Connelly was Ramsey's one winger. The Uruguayans celebrated at the final whistle as if they had won. They had squeezed exactly what they wanted from the game with their stifling defensive tactics. It was not a pretty sight.

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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CG