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România

 

 
597 vs. Republic of Ireland
598
599 vs. Finland

Wednesday, 1 May 1985
1986 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group Three Qualification Match

Romania 0 England 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Romania Squad
England Squad

Stadionul 23 August, Sector 2, Bucureşti
Attendance:
65,000 to 80,000;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson and Bobby Charlton

 
 
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials

Romania

Type

England

Referee (-) - Emilio Guruceta
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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

Romania Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 22nd to 23rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim/overlapping collar, red shorts with white Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Costică Ştefănescu Manager: Mircea Lucescu
Romania Lineup
1 Lung, Silvia   9 September 1956 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Negrilă, Nicolae   23 July 1954        
3 Ştefănescu, Costică 26 March 1951
4 Ungureanu, Nicolae   11 October 1956        
5 Rednic, Mircea   9  April 1962        
6 Iorgulescu, Gino, injured off 40th min.   15 May 1956        
7 Coraș, Marcel, off 70th min.   14 May 1959        
8 Klein, Michael   10 October 1959        
9 Cămătaru, Rodion D.G.   22 June 1958        
10 Bölöni, Ladislau   11 March 1953        
11 Hagi, Gheorghe   5 February 1965        
Romania Substitutes
  Iovan, Ştefan, on 40th min. for Iorgulescu   23 August 1960        
  Lăcătuș, Marius M., on 70th min. for Coraș   5 April 1964        

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked jersey with shadow pin-stripes, blue collar/cuffs with white/red trim and thin blue stripe along shoulder, blue shorts, with white seams with blue/red trim, white socks with blue Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, seventeenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
29th match, W 15 - D 8 - L 6 - F 51 - A 16.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 35 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 68 43ᵍᵃ
2 Anderson, Vivian A. 28 29 July 1956 RB Arsenal FC 15 1
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 50 1
4 Steven, Trevor M. 21 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 3 1
5 Wright, Mark 21 1 August 1963 CD Southampton FC 6 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 30 2
7 Robson, Bryan 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 41 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 68 3
9 Mariner, Paul, off 83rd min. 31
344 days
22 May 1953 CF Arsenal FC 35 13
final app 1977-85
10 Francis, Trevor J. 31 19 April 1954 LF UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 47 11
11 Barnes, John C.B., off 73rd min. 21 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Watford FC 17 3
BME most apps
England Substitutes
  Waddle, Christopher R., on 73rd min. for Barnes 24 14 December 1960 LM Newcastle United FC 2 1 0
1
  Lineker, Gary W., on 83rd min. for Mariner 24 30 November 1960 CF Leicester City FC 3 1 1
2

unused substitutes:

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substitute notes:

Peter Davenport is the 33rd player to make his England debut as a substitute. The first goalkeeper since Joe Corrigan in May 1976.  The sixth debuting substitute to never play for the senior side again.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

England retained top place in their World Cup qualifying group with a creditable draw that might easily have been a victory if Bryan Robson's header from a John Barnes free-kick had not hit a post and if Paul Mariner had steadied himself before missing the best chance of the match. Peter Shilton and Viv Anderson were outstanding in the hard-worked England defence. Kenny Sansom, winning his fiftieth cap, gave a polished performance that added to the legend he was building as one of England's greatest ever left-backs.

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