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Wednesday, 16 June 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group Four match one

England 3 France 1 [1-1]
 

Estadio San Mamés, Basurtu, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Kick-off
(CEST): 5.15pm 4.15pm BST
Attendance: 44,172

 kicked-off  minutes : & :
[1-0] Bryan Robson 1 0:27
 volley

[1-1] Gérard Soler 24
[2-1] Bryan Robson 67
[3-1] Paul Mariner 83
 
Terry Butcher 34  
   
World Cup Grandstand: Commentator: John Motson with Jimmy Hill
 

Match Summary

Officials

England Squad

Type

France Squad

Referee
José António da Silva Garrido
49 (3 December 1932), Marinha Grande, Portugal.
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
Linesmen   Hit Bar/Post  
Gastón Edmundo Castro Makuc
33 (23 August 1948), Chile
Arnaldo David C├ęzar Coelho
39 (15 January 1943), Rio, Brazil
  Corner Kicks Won  
Match Commissioner: G. Schneider, GDR
Referee Inspector: F.G. Alvarez, Philippines
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
    Possession  
  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 4th
Colours: The 1982 Admiral away uniform - red v-necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs with blue/red trim and royal blue/white shoulder panels, white shorts with royal blue side stripe and red seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Mick Mills, fourth captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 60 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
51st match, W 31 - D 10 - L 10 - F 90 - A 40.
England Lineup
22 Shilton, Peter L. 32 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 38 28ᵍᵃ
4 Butcher, Terence I. 23 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
DS Ipswich Town FC 5 0
12 Mills, Michael D. 33 4 January 1949 RB Ipswich Town FC 38 0
18 Thompson, Philip B. 28 21 January 1954 CD Liverpool FC 36 1
17 Sansom, Kenneth G., injured off 89th min. 23 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 24 0
16
Robson, Bryan 25 11 January 1957 RM Manchester United FC 20 6
19 Wilkins, Raymond C. 25 14 September 1956 CM Manchester United FC 48 3
15 Rix, Graham 24 13 October 1957 CM/LM Arsenal FC 9 0
5 Coppell, Stephen J. 26 9 July 1955 LM Manchester United FC 37 6
8 Francis, Trevor J. 28 19 April 1954 RF Manchester City FC 28 6
11 Mariner, Paul 29 22 May 1953 LF Ipswich Town FC 22 11
England Substitutes
14 Neal, Philip J., on 90th+1 min. for Sansom 31 20 February 1951 LB Liverpool FC 38 37 3
1

unused substitutes:

1-Ray Clemence, 9-Glenn Hoddle, 20-Peter Withe, 21-Tony Woodcock.

substitute notes:

The final whistle blew moments after Neal entered the field as a substitute, making his the latest substitution made. Regardless, it made Kenny Sansom the 75th different England player to be replaced.
 
4(1-3)-4-2 Shilton -
Butcher -
Mills, Thompson, Sansom
(Neal) -
Robson, Wilkins, Rix, Coppell -
Francis, Mariner

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 15th to 17th
Colours: Made by Adidas - White collared v-necked jerseys with blue pinstripes and blue/red Adidas trim, blue shorts with white pinstripes and white/red Adidas trim, red socks with white tops and blue Adidas trim.
Capt: Michel Platini Manager: Michel François Hidalgo, 49 (22 March 1933), appointed November 1975,
50th match, W 24 - D 10 - L 16 - F 87 - A 50.
France Lineup
22 Ettori, Jean-Luc 26 29 July 1955 G AS de Monaco FC 3 3ᵍᵃ
8 Trésor, Marius P. 32 15 January 1950
in Saint-Anne, Guadelope
DS FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 54 3
3 Battiston, Patrick 25 12 March 1957 RB AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 20 1
6 Lopez, Christian 29 15 March 1953 CD Toulouse FC 36 1
4 Bossis, Maxime 26 26 June 1955 LB FC de Nantes 38 0
11 Girard, René 28 4 April 1954 RM FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 3 0
12 Giresse, Alain 29 2 August 1952 CM FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 15 0
13 Larios, Jean-François, off 74th min. 25 27 August 1956
in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
CM AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 16 5
10 Platini, Michel François 26 21 June 1955 LM AS de Saint-Étienne Loire 36 21
20 Soler, Gérard 28 29 March 1954
in Oujda, French Morocco
RF Toulouse FC 8 4
18 Rocheteau, Dominque, off 71st min. 27 14 January 1955 LF Paris Saint-Germain FC 25 4
France Substitutes
19 Six, Didier, on 71st min. for Rocheteau 27 21 August 1954   VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 37 10
14 Tigana, Jean Amadou, on 74th min. for Larios 26 23 June 1955
in Bamako, Mali
  FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 14 0

unused substitutes:

1-Dominique Baratelli (Paris Saint-Germain FC), 5-Gérard Janvion (AS de Saint-Étienne Loire), 16-Alain Couriol (AS de Monaco FC).
 
4(1-3)-4-2 Ettori -
Trésor -
Battiston, Lopez, Bossis -
Girard, Giresse, Larios
(Tigana), Platini -
Rocheteau
(Six), Soler

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England had a dream send-off to the World Cup finals when Bryan Robson scored one of the fastest goals in the history of the tournament. He struck in just twenty-seven seconds, lashing the ball left footed past a startled French goalkeeper after Terry Butcher had headed on a quickly taken Steve Coppell throw from the right. France recovered from this shattering start to equalise after twenty-five minutes, but England raised their pace despite scorching heat in the second-half and the switch by Ron Greenwood of Graham Rix to a left-sided role in midfield proved a tactical masterstroke. Rix, playing in place of the injured Trevor Brooking, enjoyed his new freedom and England took full control when Robson headed in his second goal in the sixty-seventh minute. Paul Mariner underlined England's supremacy with a close-range shot following a defensive mix-up. It was the fifth successive international in which the Ipswich striker had found the net. This was an encouraging start for an England team missing the input of their most famous player, Kevin Keegan, who was suffering a recurrence of an old back injury.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FIFA Technichal Report
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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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