Match No. 288 - Thursday, 17th June 1954, 6:10pm

  • Pol Anoul, 5'
  • Henri Coppens, 67'
  • Pol Anoul, 74'
  • Jimmy Dickinson, 93' (og)
    • 1
    • Léopold Gernaey  
    • 2
    • Marcel Dries  
    • 3
    • Alfons Van Brandt  
    • 4
    • Constant Huysmans  
    • 5
    • Louis Carré  
    • 6
    • Vic Mees  
    • 11
    • Joseph Mermans (c) 
    • 10
    • Pol Anoul  
    • 9
    • Henri Coppens  
    • 8
    • Denis Houf  
    • 16
    • Pieter van den Bosch  

Notes

  • Match InfoFirst ever England match to progress to extra time.
  • Match InfoThe game was recorded as a draw after the 30 minutes of extra time. There were no penalty kicks.
  • World Cup FormatThe 1954 World Cup had a perculiar format. Two seeded teams would be drawn with two non-seeded teams in each of the four groups of four. Instead of the usual round-robin format the seeded teams only played the non-seeded teams and extra-time was used for group matches ending in a draw.
  • Player MilestoneSyd Owen's Last Cap

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • Official FIFA report
  • Royal Belgian Football Association

Managers

Referee

  •  Emil Schmetzer

Attendance

  • 29,000

Half Time Score

  • England 2 - 1 Belgium

ELO Rankings

  •  England - 4th   0
  •  Belgium - 15th