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Wednesday, 19 February 1992
International Friendly Match

England 2 France 0 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
France Squad

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 58,723;
Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT
Live on
Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Alan Shearer (44), Gary Lineker (74)
 
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Germany

England

Type

France

Referee (black) - Aron Schmidhuber
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - Jurgen Aust and Burkard Hufgard.

Reserve Official - Brian J. Foreman, Kent.

Teams presented to Geoff Hurst M.B.E., ex-England striker.

American Airlines Most Valued England Player 'The Crystal Eagle' was awarded to Alan Shearer;

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 2nd
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: Stuart Pearce, second captaincy Manager: Graham Taylor, 47 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
16th match, W 11 - D 4 - L 1 - F 24 - A 8.
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher C.E. 32 14 November 1959 G Sheffield Wednesday FC 28 10 GA
2 Jones, Robert M. 20 5 November 1971 RB Liverpool FC 1 0
3 Pearce, Stuart 29 24 April 1962 LB Nottingham Forest FC 44 2
4 Keown, Martin R. 25 24 July 1966 DM Everton FC 1 0
5 Walker, Desmond     CD      
6 Wright, Mark 28 1 August 1963 CD Liverpool FC 41 1
7 Webb, Neil J. 28 30 July 1963 M Manchester United FC 21 3
8 Thomas, Geoffrey R. 27 5 August 1964 M Crystal Palace FC 9 0
9 Clough, Nigel            
10 Shearer, Alan 21 13 August 1970 CF Southampton FC 1 1
11 Hirst, David, off 72nd min. 24 7 December 1967 F Sheffield Wednesday FC 3 1
England Substitutes
12 Lineker, Gary W., on 46th min. 31 30 November 1960 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 72 47

unused substitutes:

13-David Seaman, 14-David Batty, 15-Matthew Le Tissier, 16-Lee Dixon.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

France Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 3rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Blue collared v-necked jerseys, with white shoulder panels and adjoining red enlarged stitching effect, red/white/blue Adidas trim, blue sleeves with red underarms, white shorts with red/blue Adidas trim, red socks with blue tops and white trim.
Capt: Manuel Amoros Manager: Michel François Platini, 36 (21 June 1955), appointed 1 November 1988,
23rd match, W 15 - D 4 - L 4 - F 45 - A 20.
France Lineup
1 Rousset, Gilles 28 22 August 1963 G Olympique lyonnais 2 2 GA
2 Amoros, Manuel 31 1 February 1961 RB Olympique de Marseille 77 1
3 Angloma, Jocelyn 26 7 August 1965
born in Guadelope
LB Olympique de Marseille 7 0
4 Boli, Basile 25 2 January 1967
born in Côte d'Ivoire
CD Olympique de Marseille 32 1
5 Blanc, Laurent Robert 26 19 November 1965 CD SSC Napoli SpA, Italy 20 4
6 Casoni, Bernard 30 4 September 1961 CD Olympique de Marseille 21 0
7 Deschamps, Didier Claude 23 15 October 1968 M Olympique de Marseille 18 0
8 Fernandez Toledo, Luis Miguel, off 71st min. 32 2 October 1959
born in Spain
M AS de Cannes Football 54 6
9 Papin, Jean-Pierre 28 5 November 1963 F Olympique de Marseille 33 17
10 Perez, Christian, off 71st min. 28 13 May 1963 M Paris Saint-Germain FC 16 2
11 Cantona, Éric Daniel Pierre 25 24 May 1966 M Leeds United AFC, England 21 12
France Substitutes
13 Durand, Jean-Philippe, on 71st min. for Fernandez 31 11 November 1960 M Olympique de Marseille 17 0
15 Simba, Amara, on 71st min. for Perez 30 23 December 1961
born in Senegal
F Paris Saint-Germain FC 3 2

unused substitutes:

12-Franck Silvestre, 14-Christophe Cocard, 16-Pascal Olmeta.

team notes:

This is France's first defeat in twenty matches, lasting three years (W 16 - D 3).
Manuel Amoros and Luis Fernandez played for France the last time these two countries met, in 1984.
Amoros overtakes Maxime Bossis to become France's record appearance holder.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

France came to Wembley hailed as the new wonder team of Europe after a run of nineteen matches without defeat, but they were sent crashing by an England team producing their finest performance since Graham Taylor became manager. Alan Shearer illuminated his debut with a well-taken goal a minute before half-time, swiveling to guide the ball into the net after Mark Wright had flicked on a Nigel Clough centre. The goal boosted England's confidence, and they were always looking the superior side in the second-half against a smooth but punchless French team that had not been beaten for three years. Graham Lineker, who had announced that he was retiring from international football after the European championship finals, joined the game as a substitute and collected his forty-seventh goal in the seventy-fourth minute to knock the heart out of Michel Platini's highly regarded team. Rob Jones and Martin Keown made their debuts along with Shearer.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
FFF.fr
Allezlesbleus.free.fr
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

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