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Wednesday, 9 March 1994
International Friendly Match

England 1 Denmark 0 [1-0]

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 71,970;
Receipts: 1,392,515 (new record); Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
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Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - David Platt (17) Match Summary
England Squad
Denmark Squad
Results 1990-1995

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Match Summary

Officials from Netherlands




Referee (black) - Jacobus H. Uilenberg
x (x), x, FIFA listed x.

Linesmen - G.J.H. Verwoort and R.A.H. Kloeg.

Reserve Official - Dick Z.B. Jol.

Teams presented to Lennart Johansson, UEFA President.
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England Team



FIFA (15 February 1994) 12th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 12th
Colours: The 1993 Umbro home uniform - White collared shadowed zig-zag jersey with navy collar/red trim, navy shadowed zig-zag shorts with red hem, white socks with navy tops/red trim.
Capt: David Platt, eighth captaincy Head coach: Terence Frederick Venables, 51 (6 January 1943), appointed 28 January 1994,
first match, W 1 - D 0 - L 0 - F 1 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 30 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 13 10 GA
2 Parker, Paul A. 29 4 April 1964 RB Manchester United FC 19 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 25 17 October 1968 LB Blackburn Rovers FC 1 0
4 Ince, Paul, off 67th min.            
5 Adams, Tony            
6 Pallister, Gary A. 28 30 June 1965 CD Manchester United FC 13 0
7 Platt, David A. 27 10 June 1966 M UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 46 21
8 Gascoigne, Paul J., off 67th min. 26 27 May 1967 M SS Lazio SpA, Italy 29 6
9 Shearer, Alan 23 13 August 1970 CF Blackburn Rovers FC 8 2
10 Beardsley, Peter         50  
11 Anderton, Darren            
England Substitutes
14 Batty, David, on 67th min. for Ince            
16 Le Tissier, Matthew P., on 67th min. for Gascoigne 25 14 October 1968 AM Southampton FC 1 0

unused substitutes:

12-Rob Jones, 13-Tim Flowers, 15-Ian Wright.
(christmas tree)
Seaman -
Parker, Adams, Pallister, Le Saux -
(Batty) -
Gascoigne (Le Tissier), Platt -
Anderton, Beardsley -


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


Denmark Team

Current European Champions Colours: Made by Hummel - Red collared hummel shadowed jerseys with white collar/black trim, white sleeves with red panel/thin stripes, white shorts with red side panel and red/black hem, red socks with black/white hoops.


FIFA (15 February 1994) 4th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th to 8th
Capt: Lars Olsen Manager: Richard Moller Nielsen
Denmark Lineup
1 Schmeichel, Peter     G     GA
2 Dethlefsen, Carsten            
3 Rieper, Marc            
4 Jensen, John            
5 Kjeldberg, Jakob            
6 Olsen, Lars            
7 Larsen, Henrik            
8 Vilfort, Kim, off 71st min.            
9 Christensen, Bent, off 71st min.            
10 Laudrup, Michael            
11 Laudrup, Brian            
Denmark Substitutes
15 Frederikson, Soren, on 71st min. for Vilfort            
13 Hogh, Jes, on 71st min. for Christensen            

unused substitutes:

12-Jakob Friis-Hansen, 14-Jesper Kristensen, 16-Mogens Krogh.
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Age - Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

The Terry Venables era began with an impressive home win against European champions Denmark, who played without passion or fire. England were bright and positive throughout the game and their passing and fluent movement was refreshing to see after some of the more direct and less subtle tactics used under Graham Taylor. David Platt neatly steered in the winning goal with his left foot after sixteen minutes following creative work from debutant Graeme Le Saux and fit-again Alan Shearer. England's other new cap, winger Darren Anderton, grew in stature throughout the game and was unlucky not to score when he had a clever chip cleared off the line. Peter Beardsley was in peerless form as he collected his fiftieth England cap after three wasted years in the international wilderness.

Source Notes

Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
News of the World Football Annual 1995-96
F.A. Yearbook
Norman Giller
, Football Author