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México

 

 
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406 vs. France
407 vs. Argentina
408 vs. Portugal
409 vs. West Germany

Saturday, 16 July 1966
World Cup 1966 Finals First Phase Group One, Match Four

Mexico 0 England 2 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Mexico Squad
England Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 92,570;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme and Johnny Haynes. Also live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Teledu Cymru, TWW and Tyne Tees), second half live on ITV (ABC, Southern and Westward), final fifteen minutes live on ITV (Scottish) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Dave Bowen.

England - Bobby Charlton, Roger Hunt
Results 1965-1970

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Mexico

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Mexico Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 13th to 14th
Colours: Dark red crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, blue socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Mexico Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Mexico Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 5th to 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 26th captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
40th match, W 25 - D 9 - L 6 - F 97 - A 49.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 47 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 16 1
5       CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 43 2
19 Paine, Terence L. 27 23 March 1939 OR Southampton FC 19 7
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
16 Peters, Martin S. 22 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 4
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alf Ramsey had not yet completely abandoned wingers. Terry Paine was preferred to Connelly in this second game, with Martin Peters taking the place of Alan Ball in midfield. Bobby Charlton unleashed one of his magnificent twenty-five yard specials for the first goal, and Roger Hunt clinched victory after having what looked a good goal ruled off-side. After the frustration of the opening match against Uruguay, this victory convinced many people that England could live up to Ramsey's expectations. Mexico were not allowed to create a single goal-scoring chance by an England defence in which Bobby Moore was at his commanding best.

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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