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Wednesday, 19 October 1988
1990 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group Two Qualification Match

England 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Sweden Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 65,628;
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST

Sweden - Glenn Hysén (34)
England - Bryan Robson (38), Tony Adams (39)
Results 1985-1990

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

 

Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Sweden

Referee (-) - Gérard Biguet
x (-).

Linesmen - Claude Bouillet and Alain Delmer

Reserve Official - A. Bennett, Sheffield & Hallamshire.

Teams presented to His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert A.K. Runcie, M.C.

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

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1987 Umbro home uniform - White crew-necked buttoned jersey with shadow diamonds, navy collar and red/navy/white cuffs, navy shorts, with white seams and red trim, white socks with navy/red Umbro diamond trim.
Capt: Bryan Robson, 47th captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 55 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
71st match, W 35 - D 20 - L 16 - F 120 - A 45.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 39 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 102 67ᵍᵃ
gk most apps
2 Stevens, M. Gary 25 27 March 1963 RB Rangers FC, Scotland 28 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 26 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 7 0
4 Webb, Neil J. 25 30 July 1963 RCM Nottingham Forest FC 11 2
5 Adams, Tony A. 22
9 days
10 October 1966 RCD Arsenal FC 16 3
6 Butcher, Terence I. 29 28 December 1958
in Alexandra Park, Singapore
LCD Rangers FC, Scotland 56 3
7 Robson, Bryan 31 11 January 1957 LCM Manchester United FC 71 22
8 Beardsley, Peter A. 27 18 January 1961 AM Liverpool FC 28 5
9 Waddle, Christopher R. 27 14 December 1960 RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 37 4
10 Lineker, Gary W. 27 30 November 1960 CF Barcelona FC, Spain 36 26
11 Barnes, John C.B. 24 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LM Liverpool FC 43 6
BME most apps
England Substitutes
15 Walker, Desmond S., on 65th min. for Adams 22 26 November 1965 CD Nottingham Forest FC 2 0 0
2
16 Cottee, Anthony R., on 79th min. for Barnes 23 11 July 1965 LF Everton FC 5 0 0
5

unused substitutes:

13-Chris Woods, 14-Michael Thomas, 16-Mick Harford.

substitute notes:

Everton FC have now provided 23 players as an England substitute, still three behind Tottenham Hotspur FC.
 
4-4-2(1-1) Shilton -
Stevens, Adams
(Walker), Butcher, Pearce -
Waddle, Webb, Robson, Barnes
(Cottee) -
Beardsley
-
Lineker

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Sweden Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow v-necked jersey with diagonal shadow stripes and blue Adidas trim/overlapping collar, yellow shorts with blue Adidas trim, yellow socks with blue Adidas trim.
Capt: Glenn Hysén Manager: Olle Nordin
Sweden Lineup
1 Ravelli, Thomas 29 13 August 1959 G Östers IF   GA
2 Nilsson, Roland, injured off 76th min. 24 27 November 1963 RB IFK Göteburg    
3 Hysén, Glenn I. 28 30 October 1959 RCD ACF Fiorentina SpA, Italy    
4 Larsson, Peter NG. 27 8 March 1961 LCD Amsterdamsche FC Ajax, Netherlands    
5 Ljung, Roger 22 8 January 1966 LB Malmö FF    
6 Thern, Jonas M. 21 20 March 1967 RM Malmö FF    
7 Strömberg, Glenn P. 28 5 January 1960 LCM Atalanta BC SpA, Italy    
8 Prytz, Robert 28 12 January 1960 RCM Atalanta BC SpA, Italy    
9 Nilsson, H.P. Joakim 22 31 March 1966 LM Malmö FF    
10 Holmqvist, Hans-Olaf, off 62nd min. 28 27 April 1960 RF AC Cesena SpA, Italy    
11 Pettersson, Stefan B. 25 22 March 1963 LF Amsterdamsche FC Ajax, Netherlands    
Sweden Substitutes
16 Ekström, Johnny, on 62nd min. for Holmqvist 23 5 March 1965 RF FC Bayern München eV, West Germany    
14 Schiller, Dennis, on 76th min. for R.Nilsson 23 18 May 1965 RB Lillestrøm SK    

unused substitutes:

12-Sven Anderson, 13-Peter Lonn, 15-Jan Hellstrom.
 
4-4-2 Ravelli -
R.Nilsson (Schiller), Hysén, Larsson, Ljung -
Thern, Prytz, Strömberg,
J.Nilsson -
Holmqvist
(Ekström), Pettersson

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

There was a tame start to England's 1990 World Cup campaign when they  were held to a goalless draw by a Swedish side that came with the main objective of not getting beaten. England's forwards were all out of touch in front of goal, and even a barnstorming display by skipper Bryan Robson failed to give them the key to victory. Goalkeeper Peter Shilton was unemployed for long periods, but proved an unbeatable barrier when the Swedes suddenly stepped up the pace in the second-half  and threatened to dismantle the previously sound England defence. The clamour for Bobby Robson to be sacked was given new impetus. 'In the name of God go!' pleaded one headline, lifting the famous historical quote from Oliver Cromwell.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Official Teamsheet
Matchday Programme
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author
Italia1990.com

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CG