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Tuesday, 31 May 2005
USA International Tour Friendly Match

Colombia 2 England 3 [1-2]

Giants Stadium, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA Attendance: 50,807, rising to 58,000; Kick-off: 4:02pm ET, 9:02pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: John Motson

England - Michael Owen (thirteen-yard lob 36 35:49, sixteen-yard side-footed shot 44 43:04, three-yard side-footed volley 58 57:48 hat-trick).
Colombia - Mario Yepes (twelve-yard header from Soto corner 45 44:17), Aldo Ramirez (eight-yard shot 79 78:14).
Match Summary
Colombia Squad
England Squad
Results 2000-2005 Colombia - Mario Yepes (37), John Restrepo (44).

Colombia kicked-off. 94 minutes (46 & 48).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from USA

Colombia

Type

England

Referee (black) - Brian Hall
43 (5 June 1961), California, FIFA-listed 1992;

Assistant Referees - Gregory Barkey, 41 (20 August 1963) and Craig Lowry, 44 (21 April 1961).

Fourth official - Arkadiusz Prus, 41 (6 February 1964), Simpsonville, (born in Poland), FIFA-listed 2004;

The match is dubbed as a double-header, with MetroStars playing Chicago Fire straight afterwards. The playing surface is usually artificial, but at a cost of $150,000, grass has been installed specifically for this match.

26 Goal Attempts 7
12 Attempts on Target 5
1 Hit Bar/Post 0
12 Corner Kicks Won 2
5 Offside Calls Against 2
17 Fouls Conceded 14
46.6% Possession 53.4%

Colombia Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18th May 2005) 28th
ELO rating 25th
Colours: Made by Lotto - Yellow shirts with blue pinhoops, blue shorts, red socks;
Capt: Mario Yepes, Farid Mondragón 80th minute Coach: Reinaldo Rueda Rivera, 48 (3 February 1957), appointed January 2004.
Colombia Lineup
22 Mondragón Alí, Faryd C. 33 21 June 1971 G Galatasaray SK, Turkey - -
21 Restrepo Pérez, John J., off 73rd min. 27 22 August 1977 M CD Cruz Azul, Mexico - -
Restrepo was cautioned in the 44th min. for Unsporting Behaviour, after he cynically elbowed David Beckham from behind in the centre-circle.
3 Yepes Díaz, Mario A., off 80th min. 29 13 January 1976 D Paris Saint Germain FC, France - -
14 Amaranto Perea, Luís 26 30 January 1979 D Atlético de Madrid, Spain - -
5 Benítez Sinisterra, Jair 26 11 January 1979 D Deportivo Independiente Medellín SA - -
25 Palacio Álvarez, Hayder G., off 73rd min. 25 22 July 1979 M Club Deportivo Popular Junior FC SA - -
15 Viáfara Mina, Jhon E., off 58th min. 26 27 October 1978 M CD Once Caldas - -
16 Hurtado Salazar, Héctor H., off 46th min. 29 21 September 1975 F Club Atlético Nacional SA - -
9 Ángel, Juan Pablo A., off 58th min. 29 24 October 1975 F Aston Villa FC, England - -
18 Rey Villamizar, Luís Gabriel 25 20 February 1980 F CA Monarcas Morelia, Mexico - -
11 Soto Jaramillo, Elkin 244 4 August 1980 M CD Once Caldas - -
Colombia Substitutes
6 Vargas Rivera, Fabián A., on 46th min. for Hurtado 25 17 April 1980 M CA Boca Juniors, Argentina - -
7 Perea Valencia, Edixon R., on 58th min. for Ángel 21 20 April 1984 F Club Atlético Nacional SA - -
13 Anchico Patiño, Yulián J., on 58th min. for Viáfara 21 28 May 1984 D CC Deportes Tolima - -
9 Aldo Leão, on 73rd min. for Palacio 24 18 April 1981 M Independiente Sante Fe - -
19 Diaz Asprilla, Óscar, on 73rd min. for Restrepo 32 6 June 1972 M Sociedad Deportivo Quito, Ecuador - -
4 Mendoza, Humberto H., on 80th min. for Yepes 20 2 October 1984 D Club Atlético Nacional SA - -

unused substitutes:

1-Miguel Calero Rodríguez, 2-Iván Ramiro Córdoba, 17-Juan Carlos Ramírez Abadía.
   
4-4-2  

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.2 Appearances/Goals n/a n/a

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (18th May 2005) 6th
ELO rating 3rd
Colours: The 2005 home shirt - White collared shirts with large red cross on right shoulder, white shorts with red narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: David Beckham, 45th captaincy, Phil Neville 73rd minute Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 57, appointed 31 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
53rd match, W 30 - D 15 - L 8 - F 103 - A 49.
England Lineup
1 James, David B., off 46th min. 34 1 August 1970 G Manchester City FC 32 27 GA
2 Neville, Philip J. 28 21 January 1977 RB Manchester United FC 52 0
3 Cole, Ashley 24 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 41 0
4 Carrick, Michael 23 28 July 1981 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 0
5 Johnson, Glen M. 20 23 August 1984 CD Chelsea FC 4 0
6 Knight, Zatyiah 25 2 May 1980 CD Fulham FC 2 0
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 73rd min. 30 2 May 1975 M Real Madrid CF, Spain 81 16
8 Jenas, Jermaine A. 22 18 February 1983 M Newcastle United FC 12 0
9 Crouch, Peter J., off 73rd min. 24 30 January 1981 F Southampton FC 1 0
10
Owen, Michael J., off 73rd min. 25 14 December 1979 F Real Madrid CF, Spain 70 32
11 Cole, Joseph J., off 86th min. 23 23 November 1981 M Chelsea FC 23 3
England Substitutes
13 Green, Robert P., on 46th min. for James 25 18 January 1980 G Norwich City FC 1 0
14 Richardson, Kieran E., on 73rd min. for Beckham 20 21 October 1984 M Manchester United FC 2 2
15 Smith, Alan, on 73rd min. for Crouch 24 28 October 1980 F Manchester United FC 15 1
16 Defoe, Jermain C., on 73rd min. for Owen 22 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 12 1
12 Young, Luke P., on 86th min. for J Cole 25 19 July 1979 D Charlton Athletic FC 2 0

unused substitutes:

18-Sol Campbell, 19-Andrew Johnson, 20-Scott Carson.

team notes:

Injured squad member, Gary Neville and right-back, Phil, are brothers.
   
4-4-2  

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 26.4 4.6

 

    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Michael Owen's hat-trick helped England round off their American tour with a hard-fought win against Colombia.  Owen steered home from close range after 35 minutes, then took advantage of a pass from debutant Peter Crouch to add a second nine minutes later.  Goalkeeper David James gifted Mario Yepes a headed goal on the stroke of half-time before Owen steered home David Beckham's cross after 58 minutes.  Aldo Ramirez scored a second for Colombia late on, but England held on.

It was a personal triumph for Owen, who equalled the 30 goals scored by Sir Tom Finney, Alan Shearer and Nat Lofthouse with his first goal and surpassed them with his second.  Only Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker and 49-goal record holder Sir Bobby Charlton stand in front of the Real Madrid forward now.

England had an opportunity inside the first minute when Joe Cole cut inside, but the finish was high and disappointing from 18 yards.  Colombia had attacking ideas of their own, with Gabriel Rey driving at the heart of England's defence only to see his effort turned away by James.

England took the lead after 35 minutes, courtesy of a trademark finish by Owen, who chipped over the advancing Farid Mondragon from Cole's clever pass.  And they doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, when Beckham found Crouch, even though the England captain appeared to be cynically elbowed from behind by John Restrepo.  Crouch played in Owen, who scored easily to take his England tally to 31 goals and put his name fourth in the all-time list.

But there was still time for England to concede a bitterly disappointing goal before the interval, with a tame header from Yepes trickling past James and Ashley Cole on the line.  It was James' final contribution on a poor American tour for the Manchester City keeper as Eriksson gave a debut to Norwich goalkeeper Robert Green after the break.

Owen completed his hat-trick after 58 minutes, finishing neatly at the near post from an inviting Beckham cross.  The Real Madrid striker was almost in for his fourth two minutes later, but he was unable to beat Mondragon from Cole's pass as he advanced into the area.

Rey was a lively figure for Colombia, and he almost threw them a lifeline with a shot from the edge of the area that struck the bar and was clutched on the line by Green.  Colombia continued to pose a threat, and it was no surprise when they pulled a goal back with 12 minutes left, Ramirez firing low past Green at the near post with the aid of a slight deflection.

Source Notes

BBC Sport
National-Teams
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