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Wednesday, 14 October 1998
European Championship 2000 Group Five qualification match

Luxembourg 0 England 3 [0-2]
 

 

Match Summary
Luxembourg Squad
England Squad

Stade Josy Barthel, Rollengergronn-Belair-Nord, Lëtzebuerg
Attendance: 8,054;
Kick-off: 8.30pm local, tbc BST

Luxembourg - Dany Theis (missed penalty 5)
England - Michael Owen (19), Alan Shearer (penalty 38), Gareth Southgate (88)
England - David Beckham (21)
Luxembourg - Manuel Cardoni (38)
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Greece

Luxembourg

Type

England

Referee (-) - Sotirios Vorgias
x (-), FIFA-listed.

Assistant Referees - Simeon Tsolakidis and Dimitrios Kossikidis

Fourth Official -
Kyros Vassaras.
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Luxembourg Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16 Sept 1998) 146th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 162nd to 163rd
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked shadow pinstriped jerseys with white side panel/underarm Adidas trim/collar, red shorts with white sides and red horizontal Adidas trim, red socks with white vertical Adidas trim.
Capt:   Manager: Paul Philipp, 47 (21 October 1950), appointed 1 June 1985.
Luxembourg Lineup
1 Koch, Paul 32 7 June 1966 G     GA
2 Ferron, Ralph 26 13 May 1972 D      
3 Funck, Nicolas 25 17 October 1972 D      
4 Deville, Laurent 30 24 November 1967 D      
5 Strasser, Jeff 24 5 October 1974 D      
6 Saibene, Jeff 30 13 September 1968 M      
7 Theis, Dany, off 61st min. 32 11 September 1967 M      
8 Deville, Frank, off 85th min. 28 12 August 1970 M      
9 Christophe, Marcel, off 78th min. 24 19 August 1974 F      
10 Cardoni, Manuel 26 22 September 1972 F      
11 Posing, Patrick 27 9 September 1971 M      
Luxembourg Substitutes
14 Holtz, Luc, on 61st min. for Theis 29 14 June 1969 AM      
18 Amodio, Paolo, on 78th min. for Christophe 25 28 May 1973 M      
16 Alverdi, Christian, on 85th min. for F. Deville 24 5 November 1973 M      

unused substitutes:

12-Phillipe Felgen, 13-Luc Belfort, 15-Jorge Fernandes, 17-Serge Thill.

team notes:

Coach Paul Philipp played for Luxembourg against England twice in 1977, first in March, then captain in October.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16 Sept 1998) 11th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 10th
Colours: The 1997 Umbro home uniform - White shadow pinstriped collared jersey with navy buttoned-collar, navy/red side panels, navy shorts with red/white lower side panel, white socks with navy tops and two red hoops.
Capt: Alan Shearer, seventeenth captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 40 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
27th match, W 16 - D 6 - L 5 - F 40 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 35 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 47 24 GA
2 Ferdinand, Rio G. 19 7 November 1978 RB West Ham United FC 4 0
3 Neville, Philip J. 21 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 13 0
4 Batty, David 29 2 December 1968 M Newcastle United FC 37 0
5 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 24 18 September 1974 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 0
6 Southgate, Gareth 28 3 September 1970 D Aston Villa FC 30 1
7 Beckham, David R.J. 23 2 May 1975 M Manchester United FC 19 1
8 Anderton, Darren R., off 63rd min. 26 3 March 1972 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 6
9 Shearer, Alan 28 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 46 22
10 Owen, Michael J. 18 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 12 3
11 Scholes, Paul, off 77th min. 23 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 14 4
England Substitutes
15 Lee, Robert M., on 63rd min. for Anderton 32 1 February 1966 M Newcastle United FC 21 2
17 Wright, Ian E., on 77th min. for Scholes 34 3 November 1963 F West Ham United FC 32 9

unused substitutes:

12-Martin Keown, 13-Tim Flowers, 14-Gary Neville, 16-Nicky Butt, 18-Dion Dublin.
 
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Averages:

Age 24.9 Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

England got their three points - and three goals - in a damp Josy Barthel Stadium but the team still looked out of sorts.  In fact they could easily have gone behind just five minutes into the match.  Southgate's hurried header back to Seaman fell short and the goalkeeper fouled Christophe, a building worker by trade, as he seized onto the chance.  Memories of that early goal by San Marino in '93 came flooding back.

England were let off the hook this time as Theis missed by a mile from the penalty mark.  Hugely relieved, the visitors began to dominate the match with Rio Ferdinand looking particularly stylish in possession.  After 18 minutes he passed to Anderton who threaded a ball down the inside-right channel to Michael Owen to run onto and shoot past Koch for his fourth goal in 12 internationals.

Hoddle's team were much more confident now and passed the ball around to emphasise the gap in class.  the unfortunate Theis, guilty of the penalty miss, gave one to England as his hand connected with an Anderton effort.  Alan Shearer drove his kick powerfully into Koch's right-hand corner.  Then England seemed to run out of steam after the second goal and there was a tendency to dwell on the ball in midfield.

England fans in the drenched crowd urged the visitors to keep piling on the attacks.  Shearer obliged with a shot that went wide and a downward header that Koch clutched to his body.  A third goal finally came - from the unlikely source of Gareth Southgate, his first England strike in 30 internationals.  But it was hardly an inspiring night for Hoddle and his troops. - The Official F.A. and England Yearbook 1999-2000.

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