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424 vs. Yugoslavia
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426 vs. Romania

Saturday, 8 June 1968
European Championship 1968 Finals Third-Place match

England 2 USSR 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
USSR Squad

Stadio Olimpico, Municipio XV, Roma, Italy
Attendance:
68,817;
Kick-off: 6.45pm local time, 5.45pm BST
Final 55 minutes live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme

England - Bobby Charlton (39), Geoff Hurst (63)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials from Hungary

England

Type

USSR

Referee (-) - Istvan Zsolt
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Linesmen - tbc

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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, 46th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 48 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
60th match, W 39 - D 12 - L 9 - F 134 - A 63.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
16 Wright, Thomas J. 23 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 1 0
3 Wilson, Ramon 33 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 63 0
17 Stiles, Norbert P. 26 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 25 1
5 Labone, Brian 28 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 11 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 27 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 63 2
19 Hunter, Norman     OR      
8 Hunt, Roger     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 24 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 21 8

reserves:

2-Keith Newton, 4-Alan Mullery, 7-Alan Ball, 12-Alex Stepney, 13-Gordon West, 14-Cyril Knowles, 15-Jack Charlton, 18-Mike Summerbee, 20-Colin Bell, 21-Jimmy Greaves, 22-Peter Thompson

team notes:

As these are the first two goals scored by England in a European Championship Finals match, Bobby Charlton becomes the oldest goalscorer at the Euros Finals, aged 30 years and 241 days, and Geoff Hurst, the youngest at 26 years and 183 days.
 
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Averages:

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USSR Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: Red jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Albert Shesternev Manager: Mikhail Yakuschin
USSR Lineup
  Pshenichnikov, Yuri     G     GA
21 Logofet, Gennedi     RB      
3 Afonin, Valentin     LB      
4 Banishevski, Anatoli     RHB      
5 Byshovets, Anatoli     CHB      
18 Shesternev, Albert     LHB      
7 Evryuzhikhin, Gennadi     OR      
8 Istomin, Yuri     IR      
19 Lenev, Aleksandr     CF      
10 Kaplychniy, Volodymyr     IL      
11 Malofeev, Eduard     OL      

reserves:

2-Viktor Anichkin, 6-Valeri Voronin, 9-Anzor Kavazashvili, 12-Volodymyr Muntyan, 13-Givi Nodia, 14-Evgeni Rudakov, 15-Volodymr Levchenko, 16-Murtaz Khurtsilava, 17-Igor Cislenko, 20-Kakhi Asatiani, 22-Nikolai Smolnikov.
 
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    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Goals from Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst lifted England to victory in this play-off for third place in the European Championship Finals. Nobby Stiles was recalled for his first England match for fourteen months in place of the suspended Alan Mullery, and played in his trademark tigerish style. The Russians had been deadlocked with Italy after extra-time in a goalless semi-final. Italy went through to the final on an unsatisfactory toss of a coin (even critics of the penalty shoot out deciders could not accept that this was the right way to settle stalemated matches).  Italy then beat Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay of the final after a 1-1 draw.  For Sir Alf Ramsey and his England players the priority now was the defence of their World Cup in Mexico in 1970.

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