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

    • 1
    • Gil MerrickBirmingham, 21st of 23 caps
      32 years, 4 months, 22 days
    • 3
    • Roger ByrneMan Utd, 4th of 33 caps
      25 years, 4 months, 9 days
    • 4
    • Billy WrightWolves, 59th of 105 caps
      30 years, 4 months, 11 day
      (c)44th captaincy
    • 5
    • Syd OwenLuton Town, 3rd of 3 caps
      32 years, 3 months, 17 days
    • 8
    • Ivor BroadisNewcastle Utd, 12th of 14 caps
      31 years, 5 months, 30 days
    • 10
    • Tommy TaylorMan Utd, 4th of 19 caps
      22 years, 4 months, 19 days
    • 11
    • Tom FinneyPreston NE, 52nd of 76 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 12 days
  • Pol Anoul, 5'
  • Henri Coppens, 67'
  • Pol Anoul, 74'
  • Jimmy Dickinson, 93' (og)
    • 1
    • Léopold GernaeyLéopold Gernaey.
      Born 25th Feb 1927.
    • 2
    • Marcel DriesMarcel Dries.
      Born 19th Sep 1929.
    • 3
    • Alfons Van BrandtAlfons Van Brandt.
      Born 24th Jun 1927.
    • 4
    • Constant HuysmansConstant Huysmans.
      Born 11th Oct 1928.
    • 5
    • Louis CarréLouis Carré.
      Born 7th Jan 1925.
    • 6
    • Vic MeesVictor Mees.
      Born 26th Jan 1927.
    • 11
    • Joseph MermansJoseph Mermans.
      Born 16th Feb 1922.
      (c)
    • 10
    • Pol AnoulLéopold Anoul.
      Born 19th Aug 1922.
    • 9
    • Henri CoppensHenri 'Rik' François Louis Coppens.
      Born 29th Apr 1930.
    • 8
    • Denis HoufDenis Houf.
      Born 16th Feb 1932.
    • 16
    • Pieter van den BoschPieter van den Bosch.
      Born 31st Oct 1927.

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

  • West Germany Emil Schmetzer

Attendance

  • 29,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, losing -18 ranking points to 1999 points England - 4th
  • Belgium - 14th

World Cup 1954

(Group 4)

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