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Wednesday, 22 May 1968
International Friendly Match

England 3 Sweden 1 [2-0]


Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 72,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm BST

England - Martin Peters (36), Bobby Charlton (38), Roger Hunt (72)
Sweden - Rolf Andersson (90)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary


England Squad


Sweden Squad

Ottmar Huber
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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, 43rd captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
57th match, W 38 - D 12 - L 7 - F 132 - A 61.
England Lineup
84 12 Stepney, Alex C. 25 18 September 1942 G Manchester United FC 1 1ᵍᵃ
851 numberless shirt in second half only app 1968
2 Newton, Keith 26   RB Blackburn Rovers FC 8 0
3 Knowles, Cyril 23 13 July 1944 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 0
5 Labone, Brian 28 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 8 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 27 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 60 2
852 7 Bell, Colin 22 26 February 1946 OR Manchester City FC 1 0
8 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 IR West Ham United FC 19 8
9 Charlton, Robert, off 70th min. 30   CF Manchester United FC 85 45
most goals 1968
10 Hunt, Roger 29   IL Liverpool FC 30 18
11 Hunter, Norman 24   OL Leeds United AFC 7 1
England Substitutes
  Hurst, Geoffrey C., on 70th min. for Charlton 26     West Ham United FC 19 18 9

unused substitutes:


goal notes:

Bobby Charlton overtakes Jimmy Greaves' tally as England's top goalscorer.

substitute notes:

Since May 1950, England have used a substitute on ten occasions. Hurst is only the second substitution to have taken place in the second half, and at seventy minutes - is the latest substitution made so far.
Bobby Charlton is the oldest and most experienced player to be replaced by a substitute, so far.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Sweden Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 25th
Colours: Blue jerseys, yellow shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Björn Nordqvist Manager: Orvar Bergmark
Sweden Lineup
  Larsson, Sven-Gunnar, injured off 85th min.     G     GA
2 Karlsson, Jan     RB      
3 Kristensson, Krister     LB      
4 Nordqvist, Björn A.G.     RHB      
5 Grip, B. Roland     CHB      
6 Eriksson, Leif     LHB      
7 Ejderstedt, Inge, off 46th min.     OR      
8 Larsson, Bo G.     IR      
9 Nordahl, Thomas G.     CF      
10 Persson, P. Örjan     IL      
11 Lindman, Sven H.     OL      
Sweden Substitutes
15 Andersson, Rolf C., on 46th min. Ejderstedt            
14 Hult, Nils G., on 85th min. for Larsson     G      

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Thomas Nordahl is the son of Gunnar Nordahl.
Rolf Andersson is only the second substitute to score against England, the first in fifteen years since Otto Dekker in June 1953.
Sven-Gunnar Larsson was in a collision with Alan Mullery in the 85th minute, and had to be stretchered off after suffering a fractured skull.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alex Stepney played his only game in the England goal one week before helping Manchester United win the European Cup on the same pitch. Colin Bell also made his first appearance, and helped inspire goals from Peters, Hunt and a classic from Charlton, who became the new record holder with forty-five goals before limping off to be replaced by Geoff Hurst. Charlton recovered from his injury to lead United to their emotional European Cup victory over Benfica. There was a worrying climax to the game when Swedish goalkeeper Larsson was carried off with a fractured skull after he had bravely dived at the feet of Alan Mullery.

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