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603 vs. West Germany

Sunday, 9 June 1985
Copa Ciudad de Mexico, match three

Azteca 2000, match one

Mexico 1 England 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
Mexico Squad
England Squad

Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México
Kick-off: 12 noon local time, tbc BST, Altitude: 7,350 ft
Live on BBC (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson

Mexico - Luis Flores
Results 1980-1985

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Match Summary

Officials from West Germany




Referee (-) - Volker Roth
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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Mexico Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 24th to 22nd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Green v-necked jerseys with white collars/cuffs/Adidas trim, white shorts with green Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Velibor Milutinovic, 40 (7 September 1944 in Yugoslavia), appointed in 1983.
Mexico Lineup
1 Larios, Pablo     G

CD Cruz Azul AC

2 Trejo, Mario     D CF America SA de CV    
3 Cruz Barbosa, Felix     D CF Universidad Nacional AC    
4 Quirarte, Fernando     D CD Guadalajara SA de CV    
5 Amador, Rafael     D CF Universidad Nacional AC    
6 Munoz, Carlos     M CF Tigres de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon    
7 Espana, Miguel, off 85 mins.     M CF Universidad Nacional AC    
8 Negrete, Manuel     M CF Universidad Nacional AC    
9 Boy, Tomas, off 58 mins.     F CF Tigres de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon    
10 Aguirre, Javier     F CF America SA de CV    
11 Flores, Luis, off 58 mins.     F CF Universidad Nacional AC    
Mexico Substitutes
1 Hermosillo, Carlos, on 58 mins. for Flores     F CF America SA de CV    
1 Dominguez, Alejandro, on 58 mins. for Boy     F CF America SA de CV    
1 De los Cobos, Carlos, on 85 mins. for Espana     M CF America SA de CV    

unused substitutes:

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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 5th to 6th
Colours: The 1984 Umbro home uniform - White v-necked aertex 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, 21st captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 52 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
33rd match, W 15 - D 9 - L 9 - F 53 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Bailey, Gary R.     G

Manchester United FC

2 GA
2 Anderson, Vivian A.       Arsenal FC 18 1
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 26 26 September 1958 LB Arsenal FC 54 1
4 Hoddle, Glenn, off 80th min 27 27 October 1957 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 6
5 Fenwick, Terence W. 25 17 November 1959 CD Queen's Park Rangers FC 9 0
6 Watson, David 23 20 November 1961 CD Norwich City FC 4 0
7 Robson, Bryan 28 11 January 1957 M Manchester United FC 45 14
8 Wilkins, Raymond C., injured off 70th min. 28 14 September 1956 M Milan AC, Italy 72 3
9 Hateley, Mark W. 23 7 November 1961 CF Milan AC, Italy 12 6
10 Francis, Trevor J.       Sampdoria UC, Italy 51 12
11 Barnes, John C.B., off 70th min.       Watford FC 21 3
England Substitutes
1? Reid, Peter, on 70th min. for Wilkins 28 20 June 1956 M

Everton FC

1 0
1? Waddle, Christopher R., on 70th min. for Barnes       Newcastle United FC 6 0
1? Dixon, Kerry M., on 80th min. for Hoddle 23 24 July 1961 CF Chelsea FC 1 0

unused substitutes:


team notes:

Manager Bobby Robson played for England against Mexico in May 1961, scoring one in the 8-0 rout.
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    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

Peter Reid and Kerry Dixon were sent on for their first caps as substitutes as England tired in the high altitude. Luis Flores had given Mexico the lead with a shot that went in off the post, and then England celebrated what they were convinced was an equaliser from Viv Anderson. But the referee awarded the Mexicans a free-kick after their goalkeeper had collapsed dramatically after Anderson's header had powered into the net. It was the first time since 1959 that an England team had lost three successive matches and the criticism of Bobby Robson reached a new crescendo.

Source Notes

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