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Wednesday, 22 May 1985
1986 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group Three Qualification Match

Finland 1 England 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
Finland Squad
England Squad

Olympiastadion, Töölö, Helsinki
Attendance:
30,311;
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Mick Channon

Finland - Jari Rantanen (5)
England - Mark Hateley (50)
 
Results 1980-1985

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

 

Match Summary

Officials

Finland

Type

England

Referee (-) - Siegfried Kirschen
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
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  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

Finland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 81st to 82nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue collared jerseys with white collars/Adidas trim, white shorts with blue Adidas trim, blue socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Pauno Kymäläinen Manager: Martti Kuusela
Finland Lineup
1 Huttunen, Oliva   4 October 1960 G     ᵍᵃ
2 Lahtinen, Aki A., off 86th min   31 October 1958        
3 Kymäläinen, Pauno   14 November 1949        
4 Ikäläinen, Jukka 14 May 1957
in Soderhamn, Sweden
       
5 Nieminenm Jyrki T.   30 March 1951        
6 Turunen, Hannu T.   24 June 1956        
7 Houtsonen, Leo   25 October 1958        
8 Ukkonen, Kari, off 79th min.   19 February 1961        
9 Lipponen, Mika   9 May 1964        
10 Rautiainen, Pasi P.   18 July 1961        
11 Rantanen, Jari   31 December 1961        
Finland Substitutes
  Hjelm, Ari-Juhani, on 79th min. for Ukkonen   24 February 1962        
  Petäjä, Erkka, on 86th min. for Lahtinen   13 February 1964        

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

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, eighteenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
30th match, W 15 - D 9 - L 6 - F 52 - A 17.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 35 18 September 1949 G Southampton FC 69 44ᵍᵃ
2 Anderson, Vivian A. 28 29 July 1956 RB Arsenal FC 16 1
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 51 1
4 Steven, Trevor M., off 78th min. 21 21 September 1963 M Everton FC 4 1
5 Fenwick, Terence W. 25 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 7 0
6 Butcher, Terence I. 26 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
CD Ipswich Town FC 31 2
7 Robson, Bryan 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 42 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 69 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 9 5
10 Francis, Trevor J. 31 19 April 1954 LF UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 48 11
11 Barnes, John C.B. 21 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Watford FC 18 3
BME most apps
England Substitutes
  Waddle, Christopher R., on 78th min. for Steven 24 14 December 1960 LM Newcastle United FC 3 1 0
2

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Finland shocked England with an early goal and might have gone 2-0 up but for Terry Butcher clearing the ball off the goal-line with Peter Shilton beaten. Mark Hateley equalised five minutes into the second-half, but England were unable to force a winner against a spirited Finnish team that hung on for a deserved World Cup point. England now needed just three points from their three home qualifying games to qualify for the 1986 World Cup finals, which had been switched from financially-strapped Colombia to Mexico.

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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