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580 vs. Australia
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582 vs. Denmark

Sunday, 19 June 1983
Tour of Australia

Australia 1 England 1 [1-1]
 

Olympic Park Stadium, Richmond, East Melbourne
Attendance: 20,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST

England - Trevor Francis (25)
Australia - Phil Neal (own goal 27)
England - Trevor Francis (missed penalty)
Match Summary
Australia Squad
England Squad
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials

Australia

Type

England

Referee (-) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

5 Goal Attempts 19
  Attempts on Target  
0 Hit Bar/Post 1
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Australia Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 49th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Gold v-necked jerseys with green sleeves and gold Adidas trim/collar/cuffs, green shorts with gold Adidas trim, green socks with gold trim.
Capt:   Manager: Frank Arok
Australia Lineup
1 Greedy, Terry     G     GA
  Jennings, Graham            
  Davisdon, Alan            
  Yankos, Charlie            
  Ratcliffe, David            
  O'Connor, Steve            
  Watson, Joseph            
  Cant, Jim            
  Murphy, Kenneth            
  Kosmina, John            
  O'Connor, Philip            
Australia Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked lightweight jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops.
Capt: Peter Shilton, eighth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 50 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
12th match, W 6 - D 5 - L 1 - F 23 - A 6.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L., off 46th min. 33 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 53 34 GA
2 Neal, Philip J., off 46th min. 32 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 49 5
3 Pickering, Nicholas 19 4 August 1963 LB Sunderland AFC 1 0
4 Lee, Samuel 24 7 February 1959 M Liverpool FC 7 1
5 Osman, Russell C. 24 14 February 1959 CD Ipswich Town FC 10 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 24 28 December 1958
born in Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 19 1
7 Gregory, John 29 11 May 1954 M Queen's Park Rangers FC 3 0
8 Francis, Trevor     F      
9 Walsh, Paul A., off 69th min. 20 1 October 1982 F Luton Town AFC 3 1
10 Cowans, Gordon S. 24 27 October 1958 M Aston Villa FC 7 1
11 Barnes, John     M      
England Substitutes
1? Spink, Nigel P., on 46th min. for Shilton 24 8 August 1958 G Aston Villa FC 1 0 GA
1? Thomas, Daniel J., on 46th min. for Neal 21 12 November 1961 RB Coventry City FC 2 0
1? Blissett, Luther, on 69th min. for Walsh            

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Tour Report by Norman Giller

Bobby Robson inherited this 'Down Under' tour, and went there reluctantly with what was virtually an England 'B' team and it was a controversial issue that full caps were awarded. Australia missed the chance to turn the games into a soccer showpiece, and defended grimly and often brutally in all three matches. A crowd of 14,000 saw England struggle through a goalless first game in Sydney, and there were just 10,000 to watch Paul Walsh score the only game of the match three days late in Brisbane. A Phil Neal own goal cancelled out a Trevor Francis goal in the third match in front of 20,000 spectators in Melbourne in the final game of a tour that Robson described as 'of little value to anybody, and nothing like the sort of preparation we needed for the European championships.' Mark Barham, Steve Williams, Danny Thomas, John Gregory, Nick Pickering and Nigel Spink were, along with Walsh, the new full caps, and not one of them was still in the frame for England when the 1986 World Cup build-up started.

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