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882 vs. Egypt
Thursday, 21 June 1990
1990 FIFA World Cup Finals First Phase Group F match five/six

England 1 Egypt 0 [0-0]
 
 

Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna, Italy
Kick-off
(CEST): 9.00pm 8.00pm BST
Attendance: 34,959 tickets sold

  96½ minutes 48:32 & 47:52
   
[1-0] Mark Wright header 59 58:11
 reached higher than Shobair to head in from 6-yards a Gascoigne free-kick, in off Yakan's head
 
  Magdi Abdelghani 37 36:40

Peter Beardsley
89 88:47
Ibrahim Hassan 48 47:29
  World Cup Grandstand: Commentator: Barry Davies with Trevor Brooking
 

"ENGLAND A QUALIFIED SUCCESS" - The Times

Officials (black)

England Squad

Type

Egypt Squad

Referee
Kurt Röthlisberger
39 (21 May 1951), Suhr, Switzerland, FIFA-listed 1985.
  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
Linesmen   Hit Bar/Post  
Berny Ulloa Morera
39 (5 August 1950), Costa Rica
Edgardo Codesal Mend├ęz
39 (2 June 1951), Montevideo, Uruguay
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
    Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  
 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1990 Umbro home uniform - White collared jersey with shadowed diamonds and navy collar/cuff, navy shorts with white panel and red triangle, white socks with navy tops.
Capt: Peter Shilton, fourteenth captaincy Manager: Robert W. Robson, 57 (18 February 1933), appointed 7 July 1982,
91st match, W 45 - D 29 - L 17 - F 148 - A 55.
England Lineup
1 Shilton, Peter L. 40 18 September 1949 G Derby County FC 121 75ᵍᵃ
most apps 1989-90
12 Parker, Paul A. 26 4 April 1964 RB Queen's Park Rangers FC 7 0
14 Wright, Mark 26 1 August 1963 RCD Derby County FC 26 1
5 Walker, Desmond S. 24 26 November 1965 LCD Nottingham Forest FC 21 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 28 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 27 1
8 Waddle, Christopher R., off 87th min 29 14 December 1960 RM Olympique de Marseille, France 55 6
16 McMahon, Stephen 28 20 August 1961 RCM Liverpool FC 14 0
19 Gascoigne, Paul J. 23 27 May 1967 LCM Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 2
11 Barnes, John C.B. 26 7 November 1963
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Liverpool FC 56 9
BME most apps
21 Bull, Steven G., off 84th min. 25 28 March 1965 RF Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 10 4
10 Lineker, Gary W. 29 30 November 1960 LF Tottenham Hotspur FC 54 32
England Substitutes
9
Beardsley, Peter A., on 84th min. (83:51) for Bull 29 18 January 1961 AM Liverpool FC

 
42
 

34 7
 

8
Beardsley cautioned in the 89th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, for a sliding tackle into the back of Ibraham Hussan, considered dangerous.  
17 Platt, David A., on 87th min. (86:53) for Waddle 24 10 June 1966 RM Aston Villa FC 7 1 0
6

unused substitutes:

4-Neil Webb, 6-Terry Butcher, 13-Chris Woods

substitute notes:

Chris Waddle is the first England player to be replaced by a substitute in twenty matches.
England have now used 36 substitutions throughout the 1989-90 season, a new record.

team notes:

At the time of England's only goal, they were down to ten men. Paul Gascoigne's freekick was awarded after Des Walker was fouled by Ibrahim Hassan running into the Egyptian half.

records:

Peter Shilton also extends his tally as the world record appearance holder.
He has also created a new World Cup Finals record in keeping the most clean sheets, now at nine.
 
4-4-2 Shilton -
Parker, Wright, Walker, Pearce -
Waddle
(Platt), McMahon, Gascoigne, Barnes -
Bull
(Beardsley), Lineker

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Egypt Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 36th to 39th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white Adidas trim and white overlapping collar/underarm panel, white shorts with red Adidas trim, red socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Gamal Abdelhamid Manager: Mahmoud El-Gohary, 52 (20 February 1938), appointed 1988.
Egypt Lineup
1 Shobair, Ahmed A. 29 28 September 1960 G Al Ahly SC 55 ᵍᵃ
2
Hassan Hussein, Ibrahim 23 10 August 1966 RB Al Ahly SC

48

 
Hassan was cautioned in the 48th minute for Dissent. His throw-in into the England penalty area was taking too long to take.
5 Yakan Zaki, Hisham 27 10 August 1962 RCD Zamalek SC 38  
4 Ramzy, Hani G. 21 10 March 1969 DS Al Ahly SC 30  
7 Awadallah Mohamed, Ismail Youssef 25 28 June 1964 LCD Zamalek SC 32  
3 Yassin, M. Rabie 29 7 September 1960 LB Al Ahly SC 84  
20 Abdelaziz El-Kass, Ahmed A., off 78th min. 24 8 July 1965 RM El-Olympi 45  
8
Sayed Ahmed, Magdi Abdelghani 30 27 July 1959 RCM SC Beira-Mar, Portugal

36

 
Abdelghani was cautioned in the 37th minute for Dissent. He kicked the ball past his goalkeeper in order to waste more time.
10 Abdelhamid, Gamal, off 78th min. 32 24 November 1957 LCM Zamalek SC 79  
13 Ramzy, Ahmed M. 24 25 July 1965 LM Zamalek SC 29  
9 Hassan Hussein, Hossam 23 10 August 1966 CF Al Ahly SC 52  
Egypt Substitutes
19 Abdelrahman, H. Adel, on 78th min. (77:17) for Abdelhamid 22 11 December 1967 LCM Al Ahly SC 2  
11 Soliman, Tarek M., on 78th min. (77:27) for El-Kass 28 24 January 1962 RM Al Masry SC 7  

unused substitutes:

15-Sader Eid, 18-Osama Orabi, 21-Ayman Taher

team notes:

The Hassan's, Ibrahim and Hossam, were twin brothers.
 
5(1-4)4-1 Shobair -
H.Ramzy -
I.Hassan, Yakan, Youssef, Yassin -
El-Kass
(Soliman), Abdelghani, Abdelhameed (Abdelrahman), A.Ramzy -
H.Hassan

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Mark Wright's first goal in international football catapulted England into the second phase of World Cup '90 and slammed shut the door on an Egyptian team that got the desserts their negative approach deserved. Egypt played with just the one ambition of stopping England from scoring, and  they tried to strangle the life out of the game with aggravating time-wasting tactics. England were reduced to ten men when Wright scored his dramatic goal in the fifty-ninth minute. Des Walker was lying on the perimeter of the pitch having treatment to a leg injury when England were awarded a free kick out near the left touchline midway into Egypt's half. Paul Gascoigne floated a high kick tantalisingly into the packed Egyptian penalty area. It hung long enough in the air to tempt goalkeeper Ahmed Shubeir off his line, and he was stranded as the tall figure of Wright rose above all those around him. He connected with a glancing header and the ball flicked into the net off defender Hesham Yakan.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Original television broadcast
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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