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Thursday, 11 June 1970
World Cup 1970 Finals First Phase Group C, match five/six

Czechoslovakia 0 England 1 [0-0]


Match Summary
Czechoslovakia Squad
England Squad

Estadio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Attendance: 49,292;
Kick-off: 4.00pm CST, 11.00pm BST
Live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, HTV, Scottish, Southern, Thames, Tyne Tees, Westward and Yorkshire) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Billy Wright.

England - Allan Clarke (penalty 48)
Results 1965-1970

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


Match Summary





Referee (-) - Roger Machin
x (-), France.

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
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  Fouls Conceded  

Czechoslovakia Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th to 9th
Capt:   Manager:  
Czechoslovakia Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Czechoslovakia Substitutes

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team

Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup alternate uniform - Light blue crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, light blue shorts, light blue socks.


No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd
Capt: Bobby Moore, 65th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
82nd match, W 52 - D 19 - L 11 - F 170 - A 75.
England Lineup
  Banks, Gordon     G     GA
2 Newton, Keith R.     RB      
3 Cooper, Terence     LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 0
17 Charlton, John     CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 83 2
19 Bell, Colin 24 26 February 1946 OR Manchester City FC 13 2
21 Clarke, Allan     IR      
9 Charlton, Robert, off 66th min.     F      
22 Astle, Jeffrey, off 61st min.     IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 41 14
England Substitutes
20 Osgood, Peter L., on 61st min. for Astle 23 20 February 1947 CF Chelsea FC 3 0
8 Ball, Alan, on 66th min. for R. Charlton            

unused substitutes:

- -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Allan Clarke volunteered for penalty duty in his first England international appearance, and showed an ice-cool temperament as he slotted home a disputed forty-eighth minute spot-kick that clinched a place in the World Cup quarter-finals. The only time the Czechs looked like scoring was when a speculative shot from twenty-five yards by right-back Dobias swerved in the thin air. Banks, at full stretch, managed to tip it on to the bar and as as he turned the ball rebounded into his arms. It was a stuttering performance by England,  but they had managed to reach the quarter-finals where, waiting for them, were of all teams West Germany. Sir Alf Ramsey's poor PR performance - he was sullen and cold when approached by the world's media - worked against England, and it seemed all neutrals wanted to see the Germans gain revenge for their defeat in the final at Wembley in 1966.

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