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England National Football Team Match No. 790

England 2 Cameroon 2 [1-1]

Sunday, 26 May 2002

Match Summary and Report

Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City, Japan, 26th of May, 2002 - The England lineup that faced Cameroon. 
Back row: Sol Campbell, Emile Heskey, Wayne Bridge, Nigel Martyn, Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown. 
Front row: Joe Cole, Darius Vassell, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen, Paul Scholes.

Match Summary

Status: Umbro Challenge Tournament, designated as a friendly match.
Venue: Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe City, Japan, capacity 45,000.
Attendance: 36,424.
Goals: Cameroon - Samuel Eto'o, 5th min.
England - Darius Vassell, 12th min.
Cameroon - Geremi, 58th min.
England - Robbie Fowler, 92nd+ min.
Cautions: None.
Expulsions: None.
Officials: Referee - Yoshitsugu Katayama, Japan, 43 (22-Feb-1959), FIFA-listed 1995.
Conditions: Kickoff at 3:00 p.m local time, 7:00 a.m BST.  Warm; pitch a little sticky but otherwise in good condition.
Miscellany: -




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


England Team


12th in FIFA ranking of 15th May 2002; 7th in Elo world ranking before this match and 7th after this match.

Colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks - The 2002 "away" uniform.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 54, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
15th match,
W 8 - D 5 - L 2 - F 33 - A 14.
Captain: Michael Owen, 3rd captaincy.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
13-Martyn, A. Nigel, sub off 46th min. 11-Aug-1966 35 G

Leeds United AFC

23 0 1992-2002
12-Brown, Wesley M. 13-Oct-1979 21 D Manchester United FC 6 0 1999-active
14-Bridge, Wayne M. 05-Aug-1980 21 D Southampton FC 5 0 2001-active
18-Hargreaves, Owen L. 20-Jan-1981 21 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 6 0 2001-active
5-Ferdinand, Rio G., sub off 46th min. 07-Nov-1978 23 D Leeds United AFC 22 0 1997-active
6-Campbell, Sulzeer J., sub off 46th min. 18-Sep-1974 27 D Arsenal FC 46 0 1996-active
19-Cole, Joseph J. 08-Nov-1981 20 M West Ham United FC 6 0 2001-active
8-Scholes, Paul, sub off 46th min. 16-Nov-1974 27 M Manchester United FC 44 13 1997-2004
20- Vassell, Darius, sub off 75th min. 13-Jun-1980 21 F Aston Villa FC 5 2 2001-2004
10-Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 22 F Liverpool FC 36 16 1998-active
11-Heskey, Emile W.I., sub off 46th min. 11-Jan-1978 24 F

Liverpool FC

24 3 1999-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
2-Mills, Daniel B., sub on 46th min. for Scholes 18-May-1977 25 D Leeds United AFC 7 0 2001-2004
15-Keown, Martin R., sub on 46th min. for Ferdinand 24-Jul-1966 35 D Arsenal FC 43 2 1992-2002
16-Southgate, Gareth, sub on 46th min. for Campbell 03-Sep-1970 31 D

Middlesbrough FC

49 1 1995-active
17-Sheringham, Edward P., sub on 46th min. for Owen 02-Apr-1966 36 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 47 11 1993-2002
22-James, David B., sub on 46th min. for Martyn 01-Aug-1970 31 G West Ham United FC 9 0 1997-active
24-Sinclair, Trevor L., sub on 46th min. for Heskey 02-Mar-1973 29 M West Ham United FC 5 0 2001-2003
9- Fowler, Robert B., sub on 75th min. for Vassell 09-Apr-1975 27 F

Leeds United AFC

25 7 1996-active

4-3-3 in the first half.

Martyn -
Brown, Ferdinand, Campbell, Bridge -
J Cole, Hargreaves, Scholes -
Heskey, Owen, Vassell.

4-4-2 in the second half.

James -
Brown, Keown, Southgate, Bridge -
Mills, J Cole, Sinclair, Hargreaves -
Sheringham, Vassell (Fowler).

Not Used:

Cameroon Team


17th in FIFA ranking of 15th May 2002; 19th in Elo world ranking before this match and 20th after this match.

Colours: Green shirts with yellow piping, no sleeves, red shorts, yellow socks; made by Puma.
Coach: Winfried Schäfer, 52, appointed 15 September 2001,
Captain: Rigobert Song.

Cameroon Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-Alioum, Boukar, sub off 78th min. 03-Jan-1972 30 G Samsusnpor Külübü, Turkey 48 0 1992-active
2-Tchato, Bill M. 14-May-1975 27 M SC Montpellier-Hérault, France 24 1 2000-active
3-Wome, Pierre, sub off 60th min. 26-Mar-1979 23 D Bologna FC 1909, Italy 54 1 1995-active
4-Song, Rigobert, sub off 68th min. 01-Jul-1976 25 D 1. FC Köln, Germany 67 2 1993-active
5-Kalla, Raymond, sub off 55th min. 22-Apr-1975 27 D CF Estramadura, Spain 58 2 1994-active
12-Lauren, sub off 58th min. 19-Jan-1977 25 M Arsenal FC, England 22 1 1998-active
17-Foé, Marc-Vivien, sub off 53rd min. 01-May-1975 27 M Olympique Lyonnais, France 57 8 1993-2003
8- Geremi, sub off 65th min. 20-Dec-1978 23 M

Real Madrid CF, Spain

49 1 1996-active
9- Eto'o, F. Samuel, sub off 58th min. 10-Mar-1981 21 F RCD Mallorca, Spain 28 11 1997-active
10-Mboma, H. Patrick, sub off 66th min. 15-Nov-1970 31 F Parma AC, Italy, on loan to Sunderland AFC, England 49 27 1995-active
20-Olembe, R. Salomon, sub off 53rd min. 08-Dec-1980 21 M Olympique de Marseille, France 49 6 1997-active

Cameroon Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
19-Djemba Djemba, Eric D., sub on 53rd min. for Foe 04-May-1981 21 M FC Nantes Atlantique, France 7 0 2002-active
23-Ngom Kome, Daniel A., sub on 53rd min. for Olembe 19-May-1980 21 M CD Numancia de Soria, Spain 13 0 2000-active
13-Mettomo, Lucien, sub on 55th min. for Kalla 19-Apr-1977 25 D Manchester City FC, England 23 1 1997-active
14-Epalle, Joël D., sub on 58th min. for Lauren 20-Feb-1978 24 M Panahaiki Patras, Greece 27 2 1995-active
18-Suffo, H. Patrick, sub on 58th min. for Eto'o 17-Jan-1978 24 F Sheffield United FC, England 27 4 1995-active
6-Njanka, Pierre, sub on 60th min. for Wome 15-Mar-1975 27 D Racing Club de Strasbourg, France 33 2 1998-active
15-Alnoudji, Nicolas, sub on 65th min. for Geremi 09-Dec-1979 22 M Çaykur Rizespor Külübü, Turkey 17 0 1998-active
11-N'diefi, Pius, sub on 66th min. for Mboma 05-Jul-1975 26 F CS Sedan, France 19 3 2000-active
7-Ndo, Joseph-Cyrille, sub on 68th min. 28-Apr-1976 26 M Al Khalees Club, UAE 21 0 1998-active
16-Songo'o, Jacques C., sub on 78th min. for Alioum 17-Mar-1964 38 G

FC Metz, France

69 0 1984-active


Alioum (Songo'o) -
Kalla (Mettomo), Song (Ndo), Tchato -
Geremi (Alnoudji), Lauren (Epalle), Foe (Djemba Djemba), Olembe (Ngom Kome), Wome (Njanka) -
Mboma (N'Diefi), Eto' (Suffo).

Not Used:
21-Josephe-Désiré Job, 22-Idriss Kameni.

Match Report


England retained their unbeaten record against African teams -- but only barely, on the strength of Robbie Fowler's headed equaliser, virtually the last touch of the ball in time added on.  


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