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België/Belgique/Belgien

 

 
438 vs. Netherlands
439
440 vs. Wales

Wednesday, 25 February 1970
International Friendly Match

Belgium 1 England 3 [0-1]
 

 

Match Summary
Belgium Squad
England Squad

Stade Émile Versé, Parc Astrid, Anderlecht, Bruxelles
Attendance:
20,594/28,000;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST

England - Alan Ball (2), Geoff Hurst
Belgium - Dockx
Results 1965-1970

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Belgium

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Belgium Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 23rd
Colours: White jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt:   Manager:  
Belgium Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Belgium Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1966 Umbro away jersey - Red crew necked jerseys, red shorts, red socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st
Capt: Bobby Moore, 58th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
74th match, W 47 - D 17 - L 10 - F 158 - A 72.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2 Wright, Thomas J. 25 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 8 0
3       LB      
4 Moore, Robert F.C. 28 12 April 1941 RHB West Ham United FC 75 2
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 19 0
6       LHB      
7 Lee, Francis H. 25 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 11 4
8       IR      
9 Osgood, Peter L. 23 20 February 1947 CF Chelsea FC 1 0
10       IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 33 11
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Alan Ball was rewarded for one of his typically non-stop performances with two goals in appalling conditions in rain-lashed Brussels. Geoff Hurst scored the other goal against a punchless Belgium team which had Paul van Himst as their one world-class player. Chelsea's graceful but unpredictable Peter Osgood made a quietly satisfactory debut in snowy conditions. The game was won by England in midfield, where Ball and Peters were outstanding on a quagmire of a pitch that made every step a challenge.

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