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Wednesday, 14 November 1973
International Friendly Match

England 0 Italy 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 88,000;
Kick-off: 7.45pm GMT

Italy - Fabio Capello (87)
 
Results 1970-1975

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from Portugal

England

Type

Italy

Referee (-) - Francisco Marquez Lobo
x (-).

Linesmen - A. Barradas and C. Dinis

Teams presented to The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Derby, M.C.  (F.A. Hon. Vice-President).

Referee's ruling is that three substitutes maybe used from five named.

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White crew necked jerseys, blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, ninetieth and final captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 53 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
112th match, W 69 - D 26 - L 17 - F 224 - A 98.
England Lineup
  Shilton, Peter L. 24  18 September 1949 G Leicester City FC 16 13 GA
2 Madeley, Paul 29   RB Leeds United AFC 16 -
3 Hughes, Emlyn 26   LB Liverpool FC 29 -
4 Bell, Colin 27 26 February 1946 RHB Manchester City FC 32 5
5 McFarland, Roy L. 25 5 April 1948 CHB Derby County FC 22 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 32 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 108 2
7 Currie, Anthony 23   M Sheffield United FC 6 -
8 Channon, Michael 24   F Southampton FC 11 -
9 Osgood, Peter L. 26 20 February 1947 CF Chelsea FC 4 0
10 Clarke, Allan, off 73rd min. 27   F Leeds United AFC 16 -
11 Peters, Martin S. 30 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 65 20
England Substitutes
17 Hector, Kevin J., on 73rd min., for Clarke 29 2 November 1944 F Derby County FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

-
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd
Colours: Blue jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Giacinto Facchetti, 47th captaincy Manager: Ferruccio Valcareggi, appointed November 1966
Italy Lineup
1 Zoff, Dino 31 February G Juventus FC 30 0
2 Spinosi, Luciano 23   RB Juventus FC 14 -
3 Facchetti, Giacinto 31   LB Internazionale Milano 71 -
4 Benetti, Romeo 28   D AC Milan 12 -
5 Bellugi, Mauro 23   CB Internazionale Milano 7 -
6 Burgnich, Tarcisio 34 April D Internazionale Milano 62 -
7 Causio, Franco 24   M Juventus FC 9 -
8 Capello, Fabio 27   M Juventus FC 14 -
9 Chinaglia, Giorgio 26   F SS Lazio 7 -
10 Rivera, Gianni 29 November F AC Milan 56 -
11 Riva, Luigi 29   F Cagliari 40 35
Italy Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-

team notes:

Dino Zoff's clean sheet took him to 917 minutes without conceding a goal.
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Italy scored their first ever win in England when Capello netted the only goal of the match  in the eighty-seventh minute, steering the ball into the net after Peter Shilton had parried a shot from Chinaglia. England dominated the match for long periods but could not find a way through Italy's superbly organized defence. Veteran Italian playmaker Gianni Rivera was the outstanding player on the pitch, continually slicing open the England defence with a procession of precise passes. The match marked the hundred and eighth and final appearance of Bobby Moore, arguably the greatest England defender of all time.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
ESPN Sport
Official Matchday Programme

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