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 peculiar 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

ELO Rankings

  • England - 4th
  • Belgium - 15th

World Cup 1954

(Group 4)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 3
    • +2
    • 0
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • Italy
    • 2
    • +2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • Switzerland
    • 2
    • -1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • Belgium
    • 1
    • -3
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • Final Standings.