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765 vs. Argentina
  Tuesday, 30 June 1998
1998 FIFA World Cup Finals Second Phase Round of Sixteen, match eight

 Argentina 2 England 2 [2-2] AET
2-2 after ninety minutes
, 2-2 after Golden Goal extra-time
Argentina won 4-3 on penalties


Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France
Kick-off (CEST): 9.00pm, 8.00pm BST

Attendance: 35,500.

Ariel Ortega kicked-off 125 minutes 46:26 & 48:16, 15:03 & 15:08.
Alan Shearer kicked-off ET
 Match Summary
Argentina Squad
England Squad
[1-0] Gabriel Batistuta penalty 6 5:30
powerful penalty to Seaman's right
(foul 4:28 awarded 4:29 - Seaman foul)


[2-2] Javier Zanetti
+1 45:35
 placed strike from 12 yards following Veron's free-kick lay-off

[1-1] Alan Shearer penalty 10 9:49
powerful placed penalty to keeper's right
(foul(foul 8:46 awarded 8:47 - Owen fouled)

[1-2] Michael Owen
16 15:29
picks-up a Beckham ball, runs in, ends with right-footed strike from 12 yards
  [2-2] Sol Campbell headed goal disallowed 80:42

Juan Sebastian Veron
44 43:30
 David Seaman 5 4:39
Paul Ince
10 9:15
Diego Simeone 47 46:12
Matias Almeyda
73 72:59
Expulsion: David Beckham 47 46:15
Carlos Roa 124 123:24  
  Commentator::Brian MooreBrian Moore with Ron Atkinson 

1-0 Sergio Berti

1-1 Hernan Crespo

2-2 Juan Sebastian Veron

3-2 Marcello Gallardo

4-3 Roberto Ayala

1-1 Alan Shearer
1-1 Paul Ince, saved
2-2 Paul Merson
3-3 Michael Owen
4-3 David Batty, saved

(penalties took another six and a h and ten seconds to complete)


Match Summary




Referee (red) - Kim Milton Nielsen
37 (3 August 1960), Denmark, FIFA-listed 1988.

Assistant Referees - Hamil Abdul Hamid, Malaysia, and Mohamed Al Musawi, Oman;

Fourth official - Rune Pedersen, Norway.

28 Goal Attempts 19
5 Attempts on Target 4
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
7 Corner Kicks Won 7
6 Offside Calls Against 1
29 Fouls Conceded 16

Argentina Team



FIFA (20 May 1998) 6th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 8th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Navy v-necked jerseys with white/sky broad Adidas trim on side/collar/cuffs and white Adidas trim, navy shorts with white side panel and sky Adidas trim/navy hem, navy socks with white vertical Adidas trim.
Capt: Diego Simeone
Juan Sebastion Veron, 91st min. (90:58)
Robert Ayala, 93rd min
Manager: Daniel Alberto Passarella, (25 May 1953), appointed in 1994.
Argentina Lineup
1 Roa, Carlos A. 28 15 August 1969 G RCD Mallorca SAD, Spain   xᵍᵃ
Roa was cautioned in the penalty shoot-out for dissent for protesting that Paul Merson's penalty-kick was not properly on the penalty spot. 
2 Ayala, Robert F. 25 14 April 1973 RD SSC Napoli SpA, Italy    
3 Chamot, José A. 29 17 May 1969 LWB SS Lazio SpA, Italy    
14 Vivas, Nelson D. 28 18 October 1969 LD FC Lugano, Switzerland    
5 Almeyda, Matias J. 24 21 December 1973 CD SS Lazio SpA, Italy    
Almeyda was cautioned in the 74th minute for a foul for bringing down Darren Anderton as he was sprinting into the Argentine half of the pitch.
22 Zanetti, Javier A. 24 10 August 1973 RWB FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy    
7 Lopez, Claudio J., off 69th min. 23 17 July 1974 RF Valencia CF SAD, Spain    
8 Simeone Gonzalez, Diego P., off 92nd min. 28 28 April 1970 LM FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy    
Simeone was cautioned in the 47th minute for a foul for barging into the back of David Beckham, pushing him to the ground (45:38).
9 Batistuta, Gabriel O., off 69th min. 29 1 February 1969 LF ACF Fiorentina SpA, Italy    
10 Ortega, A. Ariel 24 4 March 1974 AM Valencia CF SAD, Spain    
11 Veron, Juan Sebastion 23 9 March 1975 RM UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy    
Veron was cautioned in the 44th minute for a foul after kicking out at Michael Owen, in front of the referee.
Argentina Substitutes
scoreline: Argentina 2 England 2
19 Crespo, Hernan J., on 69th min. (68:09) for Batistuta 22 5 July 1975 F SSD Parma Calcio 1913 Srl, Italy    
20 Gallardo, Marcelo D., on 69th min. (68:19)  for Lopez 22 18 January 1976 M CA River Plate    
16 Berti Pizzani, Sergio A,, on 92nd min. (91:05) for Simeone 29 17 February 1969 M CA River Plate    
result: Argentina 2 England 2
unused substitutes: 4-Hector Pineda, 6-Roberto Sensini (suspended), 12-German Burgos, 13-Pablo Paz, 15-Leonardo Astrada, 17-Pablo Cavellero, 18-Abel Balbo, 21-Marcelo Delgado.
records: Alan Shearer's 10th minute penalty was Argentina's first goal conceded in this World Cup tournament.
Coach Daniel Passarella played for Argentina against England twice, firstly in June 1977, and then in the friendly match of May 1980, he was captain and scored the penalty that was to be their consolation goal.
3-5(3-2)-2 Roa -
Ayala, Almeyda, Vivas -
Zanetti, Veron, Simeone
(Berti), Chamot -
Ortega -
(Gallardo)(Gallardo), Batistuta (Crespo).


Age - Appearances/Goals - -


England Team



FIFA (20 May 1998) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 7th
Colours: The 1997 Umbro home shirt - White shadow pinstriped collared jersey with navy buttoned-collar, navy/red side panels, white shorts with red/navy lower side panel, white socks with navy tops and two red hoops.
Capt: Alan Shearer, fourteenth captaincy Head Coach: Glenn Hoddle, 40 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
24th match, W 15 - D 5 - L 4 - F 36 - A 11.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 34 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 44 22 GA
Seaman was cautioned in the 6th minute for a foul after mis-timing his reach for the ball and Simeone left his foot in, allowing him to fall. Penalty awarded.
2 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 23 18 September 1974 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P., off 71st min. 29 17 October 1968 LM Chelsea FC 29 1
4 Ince, Paul E.C. 30 21 October 1967 CM/DM Liverpool FC 43 2
Ince was cautioned in the 10th minute for dissent after running towards the referee to complain about the Argentineans tact in delaying Shearer's penalty.
5 Adams, Tony A. 31 10 October 1966 CD Arsenal FC 55 4
12 Neville, Gary A. 23 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 30 0
7 Beckham, David R.J. 23 2 May 1975 CM Manchester United FC 18 1
Beckham was shown the red card in the 47th minute for violent conduct after Simeone barged into the back of him, pushing him down (45:38). The floored Beckham then kicked out at Simeone (45:40). Suspended.
16 Scholes, Paul, off 79th min. 23  16 November 1974 AM Manchester United FC 11 4
9 Shearer, Alan 27 13 August 1970 F/CF Newcastle United FC 43 20 (2)
53rd penalty kick scored
20 Owen, Michael J. 18 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 9 3
14 Anderton, Darren R., off 98th min. 26 3 March 1972 RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 22 6
England Substitutes
scoreline: Argentina 2 England 2
6 Southgate, Gareth, on 71st min. (70:55) for Le Saux 27 3 September 1970 CD Aston Villa FC 27 0
15 Merson, Paul C., on 79th min. (78:17) for Scholes 30 20 March 1968 LM Middlesbrough FC 19 2
8 Batty, David, on 98th min. (97:01) for Anderton 29 2 December 1968 RM Newcastle United FC 35 0
result: Argentina 2 England 2
unused substitutes: 10-Teddy Sheringham, 11-Steve McManaman, 13-Nigel Martyn, 17-Robert Lee, 18-Martin Keown, 19-Les Ferdinand, 21-Rio Ferdinand, 22-Tim Flowers.
records: David Beckham becomes the fifth sending-off for England, the first in twelve years, and so far, at 23 years and 59 days, the youngest.
1st    3-5(4-1)-2 Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Campbell -
Anderton, Beckham, Ince, Le Saux -
Scholes -
Owen, Shearer.
2nd after the dismissal of Beckham
Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Campbell -
Anderton, Ince, Le Saux -
Scholes, Owen -
notes: Anderton went into a central position, allowing Neville to patrol the right wing
after the Southgate substitution
Seaman -
Neville, Adams, Southgate, Campbell -
Ince -
(Batty), Scholes (Merson), Owen -
notes: Merson went to the left wing, allowing Owen to return to the centre


Age 26.1 Appearances/Goals - -


    Match Report by Mike Payne


Source Notes

Goalkeeper Carlos Roa stopped the final penalty shot taken by substitute David Batty to send two-time champion Argentina into the quarterfinals with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over England in Saint-Étienne, France.  Batty directed his shot to the left side and Roa guessed correct, stopping the ball with both hands. Defender Roberto Ayala converted what turned out to be the fourth and winning goal on Argentina's final kick of the shootout round.

Both teams missed their second shots. Argentina's Hernan Crespo was stopped by goalkeeper David Seaman, while Paul Ince missed for England.  Argentina has never lost a penalty shootout in the World Cup.  The last second-round match featured the first penalty shootout of the tournament. The match was tied 2-2 after regulation and at the end of two 15-minute overtime periods.

Gabriel Batistuta opened the scoring for Argentina in the sixth minute of the first half, also on a penalty shot. He tallied his fifth goal of the tournament, half of Argentina's total of 10 in regulation time.  

But just four minutes later, England's Alan Shearer equalized with a penalty shot of his own. Michael Owen helped a dive, fooling referee Milton Kim Nielsen of Denmark on a minimal contact with Ayala.  Playing more aggressive, England went up 2-1 in the 16th minute on an individual effort from Michael Owen, who was set on his way from around midfield by David Beckham and finished a great run past defender José Chamot with a precise shot high to the far left post from just inside the penalty area.

Two minutes later, Paul Ince took a one-time blast from well outside the penalty area which sailed just over the crossbar.  Forward Claudio Lopez eluded defender Sol Campbell in the 45th minute, but his weak shot from an angle on the right was easily covered by Seaman.

One minute into stoppage time of the half, Argentina's Javier Zanetti equalized with a brilliant goal off a set kick.  Batistuta appeared to be taking the 24-yard shot, but Juan Veron unexpectedly passed low to Zanetti in the area, who freed himself and set up for a left-footed finish that beat Seaman high to the far post.

Two minutes into the second half, the momentum changed when Beckham was red-carded for kicking Diego Simeone, who received a yellow card for the incident.  Shearer had a good 25-yard free kick in the 52nd minute, but Roa's save was better. Lopez had a shot in the 59th minute which Campbell deflected into a corner kick.

Despite a man down, the English defence held up well throughout the second half and overtime to push the match to a penalty shootout.  In addition to Beckham's red card, referee Nielsen issued yellow cards to Seaman for the foul on Simeone, and to Ince, Veron, Matias Almeyda and Roa, who received his for arguing before the third penalty of the shootout.  - CNN/SI - Soccer 1998 FIFA World Cup.

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