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Saturday, 24 February 1968
Home International Championship 1967-68 (73rd) Match &
European Championship 1968 Group Eight Qualification Match

Scotland 1 England 1 [1-1]


Match Summary
Scotland Squad
England Squad

Hampden Park, Kinghorn Drive, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Attendance: 130,711 to 134,461;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (Scotland) -
Commentator: George Davidson

England - Martin Peters (19)
Scotland - John Hughes (39)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands




Referee (-) - Laurens van Ravens
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Linesmen - tbc

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Scotland Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 17th to 16th
Colours: Made by Umbro - blue crew necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs, white shorts, blue socks with red tops. 
Capt: John Greig Manager: Robert Brown
Scotland Lineup
  Simpson, Ronald     G     GA
2 Gemmell, Thomas     RB      
3 McCreadie, Eddie     LB      
4 McNeill, William     RHB      
5 McKinnon, Ronald     CHB      
6 Greig, John     LHB      
7 Cooke, Charles     OR      
8 Bremner, William     IR      
9 Hughes, John     CF      
10 Johnston, William     IL      
11 Lennox, Robert     OL      

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, fortieth captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
54th match, W 35 - D 12 - L 7 - F 126 - A 59.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Newton, Keith     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 59 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
5 Labone, Brian 28 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 6 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 26 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 57 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Hurst, Geoffrey     IR      
9 Summerbee, Michael G. 25 15 December 1942 CF Manchester City FC 1 0
10 Charlton, Robert     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 16 6

unused substitutes:

-12-Gordon West
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England needed a draw to qualify for the European championship quarter-finals, Scotland a win. Martin Peters (described by Sir Alf as 'twenty years ahead of his time') produced one of his most impressive performances for England, scoring their goal with a superbly controlled swerving shot and going close on three other occasions. John Hughes headed Scotland's equaliser when Gordon Banks slipped on the treacherous surface that was a mixture of mud and ice. Charlie Cooke had a brilliant twenty-minute spell when he ran the England defence dizzy, but the Scottish strikers could not cash in on his creative work. Mike Summerbee made a quietly impressive debut, and played an important assist role in the Peters goal that stamped the passport for England play Spain in a two-legged Nations Cup quarter-final.

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