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Wednesday, 9 September 1992
International Friendly Match

Spain 1 England 0 [1-0]


Match Summary
Spain Squad
England Squad

Estadio El Sardinero, El Sardinero, Santander
Attendance: 30,126
Kick-off: tbc BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

Spain - Fonseca
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Portugal




Referee (-) - Jose Alberto Veigo Trigo
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Linesmen - tbc

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Spain Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 16th to 14th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red shadow striped v-necked jerseys with yellow broad shoulder stripes, blue shadow striped shorts, black socks.
Capt: José María Bakero  Manager: Javier Clemente
Spain Lineup
1 Zubizaretta, Andoni     G     GA
2 Ferrer, Albert            
3 Toni            
4 Andersson, Patrik            
5 Lopez, Juan Manuel            
6 Vizcaino, Juan            
7 Fonseca, Gregorio            
8 Michel            
9 Bakero, José María            
10 Martin Vasquez, Rafael            
11 Amor, Guillermo            
Spain Substitutes
15 Fernando            
14 Cristobal            
18 Goikoetxea, Jon Andoni            
19 Alfonso            
17 Alvaro            

unused substitutes:

12-Nando, 13-Lopetegui, 16-Guardiola. 
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 6th
Colours: The 1992 Umbro alternate uniform - Pale blue collared jersey with three lions in darker blue and Umbro diamond shadows, pale blue shorts with darker blue lion and Umbro diamond shadows, pale blue socks with navy tops. 
Capt: Stuart Pearce, fourth captaincy  Manager: Graham Taylor, 47 (15 September 1944), appointed 23 July 1990,
25th match, W 13 - D 9 - L 3 - F 34 - A 18. 
England Lineup
1 Woods, Christopher     G     GA
2 Dixon, Lee            
3 Pearce, Stuart            
4 Ince, Paul            
5 Walker, Desmond            
6 Wright, Mark            
7 White, David            
8 Platt, David            
9 Clough, Nigel            
10 Shearer, Alan            
11 Sinton, Andrew            
England Substitutes

unused substitutes:

12-David Bardsley, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Brian Deane, 15-Gary Pallister, 16-Paul Merson, 17-David Seaman, 18-Carlton Palmer, 19-Sol Campbell. 
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


    Match Report by Norman Giller

England gave a disjointed and punchless performance against a slick Spanish team that deserved victory by a wider margin. It might have been a different story if David White, making his debut on the right side of the attack, had converted an early chance created for him by Nigel Clough. Des Walker and Mark Wright looked uncomfortable at the heart of the defence, and their indecision led to Spain's winning goal. This time The Sun portrayed Graham Taylor's head as a Spanish onion. It was all going to end in tears. 

Source Notes

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