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England National Football Team Match No. 788

England 4 Paraguay 0 [1-0]

Wednesday, 17 April 2002

Match Summary and Report

Anfield Road, Liverpool, 17 April 2002 - The team that faced Paraguay.
Gareth Southgate, Martin Keown, Nicky Butt, Ashley Cole, Darius Vassell, Steven Gerrard,
Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Wayne Bridge (unsighted), David Seaman, Michael Owen (captain).


Match Summary

Status: International friendly match.
Venue: Anfield Road, Liverpool, capacity 45,362.
Attendance: 42,713.
Goals: England - Michael Owen, 4th min.
England - Danny Murphy, 47th min.
England - Darius Vassell, 55th min.
England - Celso Ayala, 81st min., own goal.
Cautions: None.
Expulsions: None.
Referee - Cosimo-Giancarlo Bolognino, 43 (30-Jan-1959), Italy, FIFA-listed 1999.
Assistant Referees - Fabrizio Babini, 42 (25-Oct-1959) & Pier Giuseppe Ferneti, 42 (04-Oct-1959), Italy.
Fourth Official - Philip Dowd, England.
Conditions: Kickoff at 8:00 p.m. BST.

A minute’s silence observed before kickoff marking the 13th anniversary this week of the Hillsborough tragedy.





Goal Attempts - -
Attempts on Target - -
Hit Bar/Post - -
Corner Kicks Won - -
Offside Calls Against - -
Fouls Conceded - -
Time of Possession - -


England Team


11th in FIFA ranking of 17 April 2002; 7th in Elo world ranking before this match and 7th after this match.

Colours: White shirts with red stripe down left side, white shorts with red stripe down right side, white socks - The "2001" home shirt.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 54, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
13th match,
W 8 - D 3 - L 2 - F 30 - A 11.
Captain: Michael Owen, 1st captaincy. David Seaman captain for the second half.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Seaman, David A. 19-Sep-1963 38 G

Arsenal FC

68 0 1988-2002
2-Neville, Gary A., sub off 68th min. 18-Feb-1975 27 D Manchester United FC 52 0 1995-active
3-Bridge, Wayne M., sub off 68th min. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 3 0 2001-active
4-Gerrard, Steven G., sub off 46th min. 30-May-1980 21 M

Liverpool FC

10 1 2000-active
5-Keown, Martin R., sub off 46th min. 24-Jul-1966 35 D Arsenal FC 41 2 1992-2002
6-Southgate, Gareth, sub off 68th min. 03-Sep-1970 31 D

Middlesbrough FC

47 1 1995-active
7-Butt, Nicholas, sub off 46th min. 21-Jan-1975 27 M

Manchester United FC

18 0 1997-active
8-Scholes, Paul, sub off 46th min. 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 42 13 1997-2004
9- Vassell, Darius, sub off 68th min. 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 3 1 2001-2004
10- Owen, Michael J., sub off 46th min. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 34 15 1998-active
11-Dyer, Kieron C., sub off 46th min. 29-Dec-1978 23 M Newcastle United FC 9 0 1999-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
14-Sinclair, Trevor L., sub on 46th min. for Dyer 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 3 0 2001-2003
15-Mills, Daniel J., sub on 46th min. for Keown 18-May-1977 24 D Leeds United AFC 5 0 2001-2004
19-Cole, Joseph J., sub on 46th min. for Butt 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 4 0 2001-active
20-Fowler, Robert B., sub on 46th min. for Owen 09-Apr-1975 27 F

Leeds United AFC

24 6 1996-active
21-Hargreaves, Owen L., sub on 46th min. for Gerrard 20-Jan-1981 21 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 4 0 2001-active
23- Murphy, Daniel B., sub on 46th min. for Scholes 18-Mar-1977 25 M Liverpool FC 3 1 2001-2003
12-Neville, Philip J., sub on 68th min. for G Neville 21-Jan-1977 25 D Manchester United FC 37 0 1996-active
16-Carragher, James L.D., sub on 68th min. for Bridge 28-Jan-1978 24 M

Liverpool FC

8 0 1999-2007
17-Sheringham, Edward P., sub on 68th min. for Vassell 02-Apr-1966 36 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 45 11 1993-2002
18-Lampard, Frank J., sub on 68th min. for Southgate 20-Jun-1978 23 M Chelsea FC 7 0 1999-active


Seaman -
G Neville (P Neville), Keown (Mills), Southgate (Lampard), Bridge (Carragher) -
Gerrard (Hargreaves), Butt (Cole), Scholes (Murphy), Dyer (Sinclair) -
Vassell (Sheringham), Owen (Fowler).

Not Used:
13-Nigel Martyn, 22-David James.

Paraguay Team


=14th in FIFA ranking of 17 April 2002; 40th in Elo world ranking before this match and 41st after this match.

Colours: Red and white striped shirt with blue side panels, blue shorts, blue socks; made by Puma.
Coach: Cesare Maldini, 70, appointed December 2001.
Captain: Carlos Alberto Gamarra.

Paraguay Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Tavarelli Paiva, Ricardo Javier 02-Aug-1970 31 G

Club Olimpia

24 0 1998-active
2-Arce, Francisco Javier 02-Apr-1971 31 D SE Palmeiras, Brazil 51 4 1995-active
5-Ayala, Celso Rafael 20-Aug-1970 31 D CA River Plate, Argentina 77 7 1993-active
4-Gamarra, Carlos Alberto, sub off 81st min. 17-Feb-1971 31 D

AEK Athens, Greece

76 6 1993-active
21-Caniza, Denis Ramón 04-Apr-1979 23 D Club Santos Laguna, Mexico 52 1 1996-active
14-Gavilán Zárate, Diego Antonio, sub off 57th min. 01-Mar-1980 22 M Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, on loan from Newcastle United FC, England 34 0 1999-active
15-Bonet, Carlos, sub off 82nd min. 02-Oct-1977 24 M

Club Libertad

2 0 2002-active
6-Struway, Estanislao 25-Jun-1968 33 M Club Libertad 71 4 1991-active
13-Paredes, Carlos Humberto 16-Jul-1976 25 M

FC Porto, Portugal

44 6 1998-active
20-Cardozo, José Saturnino, sub off 60th min. 19-Mar-1971 31 F CD Toluca, Mexico 58 16 1991-active
9-Santa Cruz, Roque Luis 16-Aug-1981 20 F FC Bayern München AG, Germany 25 9 1991-active

Paraguay Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
3-Sarabia, Pedro Alcides, sub on 57th min. for Gavilán 05-Jul-1975 26 D CA River Plate, Argentina 43 0 1995-active
7-Báez Fernández, Richart  Martín, sub on 60th min. for Cardozo 31-Jul-1973 28 F Club Olimpia 27 3 1995-active
18-Cáceres López, Julio César, sub on 81st min. for Gamarra 05-Oct-1979 22 D

Club Olimpia

1 0 2002-active
8-Morínigo, Gustavo, sub on 82nd min. for Bonet 23-Jan-1977 25 M Club Libertad 12 2 2001-active


Taverelli -
Arce, Ayala, Gamarra (
Cáceres), Caniza -
Gavilán (Sarabia), Paredes, Bonet (Morínigo) -
Cardozo (R B
áez), Santa Cruz.

Not Used:
11-Edgar Báez, 18-Julio César Enciso, 19-Daniel Sanabria, 22-Justo Wilmar Villar.

Match Report




Source Notes


  official teamsheet