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Wednesday, 5 June 1968
European Championship 1968 Finals Semi-Final, Match two

Yugoslavia 1 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Yugoslavia Squad
England Squad

Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Campo di Marte, Firenze, Italy
Attendance: 21,834;
Kick-off: 9.15pm local time, 8.15pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

Yugoslavia - Dragan Dzajić (86)
Expulsion: England - Alan Mullery (89)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Spain

Yugoslavia

Type

England

Referee (-) - Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Yugoslavia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 18th to 13th
Colours: Blue crew necked jerseys, white shorts, red socks.
Capt: Mirsad Fazlagic Manager: Rajko Mitic
Yugoslavia Lineup
  Pantelic, Ivan     G     GA
2 Fazlagic, Mirsad     RB      
3 Damjanovic, Milan     LB      
15 Pavlovoc, Miroslav     RHB      
5 Paunovic, Blagoje     CHB      
6 Holcer, Dragan     LHB      
7 Petkovic, Ilija     OR      
8 Osim, Ivica     IR      
9 Musemic, Vahidin     CF      
21 Trivic, Dobrivoje     IL      
11 Dzajic, Dragan     OL      

reserves:

4-Borivoje Djordjevic, 10-Rudolf Belin, 12-Radomir Vukcevic, 13-Ratomir Dujkovic, 14-Rajko Aleksic, 16-Jovan Acimovic, 17-Mladen Ramljak, 18-Ljubomir Mihajlovic, 19-Ivan Brzic, 20-Bosko Antic, 22-Idriz Hosic.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

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

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 45th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
59th match, W 38 - D 12 - L 9 - F 132 - A 63.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Newton, Keith     RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 62 0
4 Mullery, Alan P. 26 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 0
5 Labone, Brian 28 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 10 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 27 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 62 2
7 Ball, Alan     OR      
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert     CF      
19 Hunter, Norman     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 20 8

unused substitutes:

10-Geoff Hurst, 12-Alex Stepney, 13-Gordon West, 14-Cyril Knowles, 15-Jack Charlton, 16-Tommy Wright, 17-Nobby Stiles, 18-Mike Summerbee, 20-Colin Bell, 21-Jimmy Greaves, 22-Peter Thompson.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Dragan Dzajic, Yugoslavia's world-class winger, snatched the goal that won this ill-tempered European Nations Cup semi-final after Bobby Moore had failed to reach a high cross five minutes from the end. It was a bruising, angry battle in which the Yugoslavs kicked anything that moved, and in the final moments Alan Mullery became the first player ever sent off while playing for England. He got his marching orders for retaliating after being on the receiving end of a brutal tackle by Trivic. By today's no-contact rules at least two players from either side would have been sent for early baths long before Mullery made his miserable exit. 'It was the worst moment of my career,' he said later. 'I felt as if I had not only let the team down but also my wife and family. The player I kicked out at had been hacking at me throughout the game and I just lost my temper. To be the first England player ever sent off is a record I will hate having to live with.'

Source Notes

TheFA.com
UEFA.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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