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England National Football Team Match No. 804

England 2 Slovakia 1 [0-1]

Wednesday, 11 June 2003

Match Summary and Report

Match Summary and Report Team Records England Pre-Match Slovakia Pre-Match


Match Summary

Status: European Championship 2004 Preliminary Group 7 qualification match.
Venue: The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, capacity 35,100.
Attendance: 35,000.
Goals: Slovakia - Vladimír Janocko, 31st min.
England - Michael Owen, 62nd min.
penalty. Awarded after Marian Zemen brought Owen down in the area.
England - Michael Owen, 73rd min.
Cautions: Slovakia - Michal Hanek, 62nd min., unsporting behaviour.
Slovakia - Robert Vittek, 63rd min., Dissent.
Hargreaves is chopped down on the right hand side of the penalty area - Vitteck is booked for protesting.
Slovakia - Ondrej Debnár, 89th min., unsporting behaviour
England clear and break with Vassell who is taken down cynically by Debnar on the halfway line.
Expulsions: None.
Officials: Referee - Wolfgang Stark, 33 (20-Nov-1969), Germany, FIFA-listed 1999.
Assistant Referees- Carsten Kadach, 39 (22-Jan-1964), and
Sönke Glindemann, 37 (17-Jun-1965), Germany.
Fourth official - Florian Meyer, 34 (21-Nov-1968), Germany, FIFA-listed 2002.
Conditions: Kickoff at 8:00 p.m. BST.
Miscellany: England's first visit to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, and the first time in Middlesbrough since 1937.




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


England Team


7th in FIFA ranking of 21 May 2003; 6th in Elo world ranking before this match and 5th after this match.

Colours: White shirts with red trim, white shorts, white socks.  The 2003 "home" uniform.
Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 55, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
29th match, W 16 - D 9 - L 4 - F 55 - A 27.
Captain: Michael Owen, 6th captaincy.

England Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-James, David B. 01-Aug-1970 33 G

West Ham United FC

17 0 1997-active
2-Mills, Daniel J., sub off 43rd min. 18-May-1977 26 D Leeds United AFC 17 0 2001-2004
3-Cole, Ashley 20-Dec-1980 22 D Arsenal FC 19 0 2001-active
4-Gerrard, Steven G. 30-May-1980 23 M Liverpool FC 18 3 2000-active
5-Upson, Matthew J. 18-Apr-1979 24 D Birmingham City FC 3 0 2003-active
6-Southgate, Gareth 03-Sep-1970 32 D Middlesbrough FC 55 2 1995-2003
7-Lampard, Frank J. 21-Jun-1978 24 M

Chelsea FC

11 0 1999-active
8-Scholes, Paul 16-Nov-1974 28 M Manchester United FC 57 13 1997-2004
9-Rooney, Wayne M., sub off 57th min. 24-Oct-1985 17 F Everton FC 5 0 2003-active
10- Owen, Michael J. 14-Dec-1979 23 F Liverpool FC 50 22 1998-active
11-Neville, Philip J. 21-Jan-1977 26 D Manchester United FC 40 0 1996-active

England Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
16-Hargreaves, Owen L., sub on 43rd min. for Mills 20-Jan-1981 22 M FC Bayern München AG, Germany 13 0 2001-active
18-Vassell, Darius, sub on 57th min. for Rooney 13-Jun-1980 22 F Aston Villa FC 14 4 2002-2004


James -
*Mills (*Hargreaves), Southgate, Upson, Cole -
*Neville -
Gerrard, Scholes, Lampard -
Rooney (Vassell), Owen.

Notes: *When Mills came off.  Gerrard was restored to the base of the midfield diamond, Hargreaves came off the bench on the right and Neville took Mills' place at full-back.
Not Used:
12-Wayne Bridge, 13-Paul Robinson, 14-John Terry, 15-Joe Cole, 17-Emile Heskey.

Slovakia Team


53rd in FIFA ranking of 21 May 2003; 48th in Elo world ranking before this match and 49th after this match.

Colours: Blue shirts with white side panel, blue shorts, blue socks; made by Nike.
Coach: Ladislav Jurkemik, 49, appointed December 2001, 
16th match, W 5 - D 3 - L 8 - F 24 - A 25.
Captain: Igor Demo.

Slovakia Lineup

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
1-König, Miroslav 01-Jun-1972 31 G

FC Zürich, Switzerland

- - 1997-active
2-Petras, Martin 02-Nov-1979 23 D

AC Sparta Praha, Czech Republic

- - 2002-active
3-Hanek, Michal 18-Sep-1980 22 D

FC Dinamo Moskva, Russia

- - -active
4-Zeman, Marián 07-Jul-1974 28 D

SBV Vitesse, Netherlands

- - 1994-active
5-Zábavník, Radoslav 16-Sep-1980 22 D

MŠK Žilina

- - 2003-active
6-Demo, Igor, sub off 55th min. 18-Sep-1975 27 M

VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany

- - 1997-active
7-Labant, Vladimír, sub off 39th min. 08-Jun-1974 29 D

AC Sparta Praha, Czech Republic

- - 1999-active
8-Vittek, Róbert 01-Apr-1982 21 F

ŠK Slovan Bratislava

- - 2001-active
9-Michalík, Rastilav 14-Jan-1974 29 M

AC Sparta Praha, Czech Republic

- - 2002-active
10-Janočko, Vladimír 02-Dec-1976 26 M

FK Austria MAGNA Wien, Austria

- - 1999-active
11-Németh, Szilárd, sub off 75th min. 08-Aug-1977 25 F

Middlesbrough FC, England

- - 1996-active

Slovakia Substitutes

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G Career
14-Debnár, Ondrej, sub on 39th min. for Labant 18-Jun-1973 29 D

FC Artmedia Petržalka

- - -active
15-Mintál, Marek, sub on 55th min. for Demo 02-Sep-1977 25 M

MŠK Žilina

- - 2002-active
17-Reiter, Ľubomír, sub on 75th min. for Németh 03-Dec-1974 28 F

SK Sigma Olomouc, Czech Republic

- - 2001-active


König -
Hanek, Zeman, Petras, Labant (Debnár) - 
Janočko, Demo (
Mintál), Zábavník, Michalík -
Vittek, Németh (Reiter).

Not Used:
12-Branislav Rzeszoto, 13-Miroslav Karhan, 16-Karol Kisel, 18-Jozef Kožlej.

Match Report




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