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Match No. 773 vs. Germany Match No. 775 vs. Italy Match Results


England National Football Team Match No. 774

Finland 0 England 0 [0-0]

Wednesday, 11 October 2000

Match Summary and Report


 

Match Summary

Status: World Cup 2002 UEFA Preliminary Group 9 qualification match.
Venue: Olympiastadion, Helsinki, capacity 40,000.
Attendance: 36,210.
Goals: None.
Cautions: Finland - Antti Niemi, 6th min., Sheringham rounds Finnish keeper Niemi on the edge of his box and is brought down. Niemi is only shown the yellow card despite the fact Sheringham was clean through on an open goal when he was brought down.
Expulsions: None.
Officials:
(black)
Referee - Alain Sars, 39 (30-Apr-1961), France, FIFA-listed 1993.
Assistant Referees - Pierre Ufrasi, 44, France & Alain Augu, 44, France.
Fourth Official - Laurent Duhamel, 32, France, FIFA-listed 1999.
Conditions: Kickoff 7 p.m. local time, 5 p.m. BST.
Miscellany: -
Statistics:

Type

Finland

England

Goal Attempts 4 9
Attempts on Target 1 5
Hit Bar/Post 0 0
Corner Kicks Won 7 5
Offside Calls Against 1 7
Fouls Conceded 22 11
Time of Possession 45% 55%
Statistics:

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Finland Team

Ranking:

=55th in FIFA ranking of 11 October 2000; 59th in Elo world ranking before this match and 59th after this match.

Colours: Blue shirts with white side panels, white shorts with blue side panels, blue socks; made by Adidas.
Coach: Antii Muurinen, 47, appointed 20 August 1999, effective January 2000, 
12th match,
W 5 - D 3 - L 4 - F 13 - A 13 .
Captain: Jari Litmanen

Finland Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Niemi, Antti 31-May-1972 28 G Heart of Midlothian FC, Scotland 41 0 1992-active
2-Helin, Petri, sub off 36th min. 13-Dec-1969 30 D FC Jokerit 18 3 1994-active
3-Saarinen, Janne, sub off 67th min. 28-Feb-1977 23 D

HJK Helsinki

3 0 2000-active
4-Hyypiä, Sami 07-Oct-1973 26 D

Liverpool FC,  England

36 1 1992-active
5-Tihinen, Hannu 01-Jul-1976 24 D Viking FK, Norway 15 1 1999-active
6-Nurmela, Mika 26-Dec-1971 28 M SC Heerenveen, Netherlands 19 0 1992-active
7-Wiss, Jarkko 17-Apr-1972 28 M Stockport County FC, England 32 2 1996-active
8-Valakari, Simo 28-Apr-1973 27 M

Derby County FC, England

19 0 1996-active
9-Forssell, Mikael K., sub off 77th min. 15-Mar-1981 19 F

Crystal Palace FC, England on loan from Chelsea FC, England

7 0 1999-active
10-Litmanen, Jari O. 20-Feb-1971 29 M

Barcelona FC, Spain

67 17 1989-active
11-Johansson, Jonatan L. 16-Aug-1975 25 F

Charlton Athletic FC, England

29 9 1996-active

Finland Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
13-Reini, Juha, sub on 46th min. for Helin 19-Mar-1975 25 D

KRC Genk, Belgium

14 0 1997-active
15-Salli, Janne, sub on 67th min. for Saarinen 14-Dec-1977 22 D FC Haka Valkeakoski 8 1 2000-active
16-Kuqi, Shefki, sub on 77th min. for Forssell 10-Nov-1976 23 F

FC Jokerit

13 2 1999-active
Formation:

4-3-1-2

Niemi -
Helin (Reini),
Hyypiä, Tihinen, Saarinen (Salli) -
Nurmela, Valakari, Wiss -
Litmanen -
Forssell (Kuqi), Johansen.

Substitutes
Not Used:
12-Jussi Jääskeläinen, 14-Mika Kottila, 17-Aki Riihilahti, 18-Joonas Kolkka.

England Team

Ranking:

15th in FIFA ranking of 11 October 2000; 13th in Elo world ranking before this match and 14th after this match.

Colours: White shirts, navy blue shorts, white socks.  The 1999 "home" uniform.
Coach: Howard Wilkinson, 56, appointed part-time caretaker manager 7 October 2000,
2nd match W 0 - D 1 - L 1 - F 0 - A 2.
Captain: Martin Keown, 1st captaincy.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 37 G

Arsenal FC

62 0 1988-2002
2-Neville, Phillip J. 21-Jan-1977 23 D Manchester United FC 30 0 1996-active
3-Barry, Gareth, sub off 69th min. 23-Feb-1981 19 D Aston Villa FC 5 0 2000-2003
4-Wise, Dennis F. 16-Dec-1966 33 M Chelsea FC 21 1 1991-2000
5-Southgate, Gareth 30-Sep-1970 30 D Aston Villa FC 40 1 1995-2004
6-Keown, Martin R. 24-Jul-1966 34 D Arsenal FC 36 2 1992-2002
7-Parlour, Raymond 07-Mar-1973 27 M Arsenal FC 9 0 1999-2000
8-Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 25 M

Manchester United FC

30 10 1997-2004
9-Cole, Andrew A. 15-Oct-1971 28 F Manchester United FC 10 0 1995-2001
10-Sheringham, Edward P., sub off 69th min. 02-Apr-1966 34 F Manchester United FC 39 9 1993-2002
11-Heskey, Emile W. I. 11-Jan-1978 22 F

Liverpool FC

10 1 1999-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
12-McManaman, Steven, sub on 69th min. for Sheringham 11-Feb-1972 28 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 31 3 1994-2001
17-Brown, Wesley M., sub on 69th min. for Barry 13-Oct-1979 20 D Manchester United FC 2 0 1999-active
Formation:

4-3-3

Seaman -
P Neville, Keown, Southgate, Barry (Brown) -
Parlour, Wise, Scholes -
Sheringham (McManaman), Cole, Heskey.

Substitutes
Not Used:
13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Nicky Barmby, 15-Rio Ferdinand, 16-Joe Cole, 18-Michael Owen.

Match Report

 

 

 

Source Notes

Official teamsheet

PY/CG