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Wednesday, 28 April 1999
An Arany Aszok International Friendly Match

Hungary 1 England 1 [0-1]
 

Népstadion, Istvánmezõ, Budapest
Attendance: 20,000/45,000;
Kick-off: 6.15pm local, 8.15pm BST
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler and Andy Gray

England - Alan Shearer (penalty 21)
Hungary - Janos Hrutka (76)
Match Summary
Hungary Squad
England Squad
Team Records
 
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials from Germany

Hungary

Type

England

Referee (-) - Lutz Michael Frohlich
41 (2 October 1957), Berlin, FIFA-listed 1994.

Assistant Referees - Schlossling and Frank Gettke

Fourth Official - Hermann Albrecht
, 37, Germany, FIFA-listed 1993.

Kevin Keegan had asked his squad to donate their match fees to the Kosovo crisis appeal.
11 Goal Attempts 14
6 Attempts on Target 7
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
4 Corner Kicks Won 2
2 Offside Calls Against 5
12 Fouls Conceded 17
  Possession  

Hungary Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (21 April 1999) 45th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 52nd to 49th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Red v-necked jerseys with white broad Adidas trim on side/Adidas sleeve trim, red collar/cuffs, white shorts with red Adidas trim and white hem, green socks with white Adidas trim.
Capt: Bela Illes Manager: Bertalan Bicskei, 51, second appointment March 1998,
13th match, W 7 - D 5 - L 1 - F 23 - A 9
,
also served as coach 8 March-15 November 1989,
P 9 - W 2 - D 4 - L 3 - F 9 - A 15,
22nd match overall, W 9 - D 9 -  L 4 - F 32-  A 24.
Hungary Lineup
1 Kiraly, Gabor 23 1 April 1976 G Hertha Berliner SC von 1892 eV, Germany 10 GA
2 Hrutka, Janos 24 26 October 1974 CD 1. FC Kaiserslautern eV, Germany 13 3
3 Korsos, Gyorgy, off 64th min. 22 22 August 1976 RB Gyori ETO FC 7 1
4 Matyus, Janos 24 20 December 1974 LB Ferencvarosi TC 12 0
5 Sebok, Vilmos 25 13 June 1973 CD Bristol City FC, England 23 5
6 Halmai, Gabor 27 7 January 1972 CM MTK Hungaria FC 39 4
7 Dombi, Tibor 25 11 November 1973 F Debreceni VSC 23 1
8 Dardai, Pal 22 16 March 1976 RM Hertha Berliner SC von 1892 eV, Germany 7 1
9 Pisont, Istvan, off 46th min. 28 16 May 1970 LM Eintracht Frankfurt eV, Germany 25 1
10 Illes, Bela 31 17 April 1968 CF/AM MTK Hungaria FC 47 12
11 Korsos, Attila 27 25 November 1971 F Ujpesti TE FC 6 1
Hungary Substitutes
14 Somogyi, Jozsef, on 46th min. for Pisont 30 23 May 1968 M Gyori ETO FC 5 0
13 Toth, Norbert, on 64th min. for Korsos, off 90th+1 min. 22 11 March 1976 F Ujpesti TE FC 10 0
18 Herczeg, Miklas, on 90th+1 min. for Toth 25 26 March 1974 F Ujpesti TE FC 4 0

unused substitutes:

Gabor Babos, Attila Dragoner, Csaba Feher, Gabor Egressy.
 
4-3-3 Kiraly -
Sebok -
G.Korsos (Toth (Herczeg)), Hrutka, Matyus -
Dardai, Halmai, Pisont
(Somogyi) -
Illes -
Dombi,
A.Korsos.
Notes - After defender Gyorgy Korsos was replaced after 64 minutes by forward Norbert Toth, Hungary shifted to a more offence-oriented 3-4-3 formation, with Bela Illes, who started the match as a withdrawn centre forward, resuming his customary role as attacking midfielder.

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (21 April 1999) =10th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 9th
Colours: The 1999 Umbro home uniform - White shadow horizontal striped crew neck jersey with navy collar/cuffs, white Umbro sleeves trim, navy shorts with navy Umbro side trim, white socks with navy pintrim.
Capt: Alan Shearer, twentieth captaincy Caretaker Manager: Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE, 48 (14 February 1951), appointed as caretaker manager 2 February 1999.
2nd match, W 1 - D 1 - L 0 - F 4 - A 2.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 35 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 50 26 GA
2 Brown, Wesley M., off 73rd min. 19 13 October 1979 RB Manchester United FC 1 0
3 Neville, Philip J. 22 21 January 1977 LB Manchester United FC 15 0
4 Batty, David 30 2 December 1968 M Leeds United AFC 38 0
5 Ferdinand, Rio G., off 62nd min. 20 7 November 1978 CD West Ham United FC 7 0
6 Keown, Martin R. 32 24 July 1966 CD Arsenal FC 22 1
7 Butt, Nicholas 24 21 January 1975 M Manchester United FC 8 0
8 Sherwood, Timothy 30 6 February 1969 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
9 Shearer, Alan 28 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 49 23
10 Phillips, Kevin M., off 82nd min. 25 25 July 1973 F Sunderland AFC 1 0
11 McManaman, Steven, off 85th min. 27 11 February 1972 M Liverpool FC 24 0
England Substitutes
15 Carragher, James L.D., on 62nd min. for Ferdinand 21 28 January 1978 M Liverpool FC 1 0
14 Gray, Michael, on 63rd min. for Brown 24 3 August 1974 D Sunderland AFC 1 0
18 Heskey, Emile W.I., on 82nd min. for Phillips 21 11 January 1978 F Leicester City FC 1 0
12 Redknapp, Jamie F., on 85th min. for McManaman 25 25 June 1973 M Liverpool FC 13 0

unused substitutes:

13-Nigel Martyn, 16-Michael Ball, 17-Frank Lampard, 19-Francis Jeffers.
 
4-4-2 Seaman -
Brown
(Gray), Keown, Ferdinand (Carragher), Neville -
Sherwood, Batty, Butt -
McManaman
(Redknapp) -
Phillips
(Heskey), Shearer.

Averages:

Age 26.5 Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

England didn't manage to win in the famous Nep Stadium but that was unlikely to affect the team's morale going into the two qualifiers in June.  Essentially this was an experimental England side that included no fewer than five players making their full debut:  Brown, Carragher, Gray, Heskey and Phillips.

England were full of running at the start.  McManaman, in more of a free role this time, had the Hungarian defence in knots with his teasing dribbles and Shearer was looking particularly mean and predatory.  The combative trio of Sherwood, Butt and Batty were keeping things tight in midfield.  But it was the home side who could have taken the lead against the run of play on 14 minutes.  Seaman had to be at his brilliant best to push Illes' blast over the bar after he had beaten the offside trap to run onto Pisont's clever pass.

On 22 minutes the ball ran away from McManaman on a sortie down the right and Shearer collected it before advancing at speed into the box.  Halmai's lunge brought the England captain down and he scored emphatically from the penalty mark.  Phillips, brought into the team with a reputation as the Nationwide League's most clinical finisher, could have made it 2-0 five minutes later.  His shot was too quick and hit the 'keeper's legs

There were other near misses from Shearer and Sherwood and, thankful to be just a goal behind at the break, Hungary, were revitalised in the second half.  Seaman was equal to two notable efforts from Dombi, a volley over the shoulder and a right-footer from distance, but the England goal was finally breached with 13 minutes to go, Hrutka's free-kick eluding everyone.  - The Official F.A. and England Yearbook 1999-2000.

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