Match No. 506 - Wednesday, 17th November 1976, 2:30pm

  • "Predicatably enough Italy scored after 36 minutes...Causio attempted to go through the English defence...which was halted abruptly by a combined lunge from McFarland and Cherry...Causio tapped the free kick to his left and Antognioni ran in for a shot which hit Keegan and was deflected past Clemence." Giancarlo Antognoni, 37'36:06
  • "Benetti feed the ball out to Causio on the left and there seemed no immediate danger until Causio beat Clement with a lamb-like leap as the ball arrived...Benetti had run into space for the return pass, and as his centre came over Bettega launched himself full length to give Clemence no chance at all with his header." Roberto Bettega, 78'77:13
    • 1
    • Dino ZoffDino Zoff.
      Born 28th Feb 1942, Mariano del Friuli.
    • 2
    • Antonello CuccuredduAntonello Cuccureddu.
      Born 4th Oct 1949, Alghero.
      81:39 Deliberate trip on Keegan.
    • 3
    • Marco TardelliMarco Tardelli.
      Born 24th Sep 1954, Capanne di Careggine.
    • 4
    • Romeo BenettiRomeo Benetti.
      Born 20th Oct 1945, Albaredo d'Adige.
    • 5
    • Claudio GentileClaudio Gentile.
      Born 27th Sep 1953, Tripoli, Libya.
    • 6
    • Giacinto FacchettiGiacinto Facchetti.
      Born 18th Jul 1942, Treviglio.
      (c)
    • 7
    • Franco CausioFranco Causio.
      Born 1st Feb 1949, Lecce.
    • 8
    • Fabio CapelloFabio Capello.
      Born 18th Jun 1946, San Canzian d'Isonzo.
    • 9
    • Francesco GrazianiFrancesco Graziani.
      Born 16th Dec 1952, Subiaco.
    • 10
    • Giancarlo AntognoniGiancarlo Antognoni.
      Born 1st Apr 1954, Marsciano.
    • 11
    • Roberto BettegaRoberto Bettega.
      Born 27th Dec 1950, Turin.
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  •  
    • 1
    • Ray ClemenceLiverpool, 24th of 61 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 12 days
    • 2
    • Dave ClementQPR, 4th of 5 caps
      28 years, 9 months, 15 days
    • '8180:44
    • 3
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 10th of 42 caps
      27 years, 10 months, 13 days
    • 6
    • Emlyn HughesLiverpool, 41st of 62 caps
      29 years, 2 months, 20 days
    • 7
    • Kevin KeeganLiverpool, 26th of 63 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 3 days
      (c)4th captaincy
    • 8
    • Mick ChannonSouthampton, 38th of 46 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 19 days
      90:52 Off the ball kick at Tardelli.
    • 9
    • Stan BowlesQPR, 4th of 5 caps
      27 years, 10 months, 24 days
    • 12
    • Kevin BeattieIpswich, 7th of 9 caps
      22 years, 10 months, 30 days
    • '8180:44

Notes

  • Clement InjuryOn 80 minutes Dave Clement twists his angle as he jumps to try and stop the ball going out of play. He is replaced by Beattie.
  • Player MilestoneRoy McFarland'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)
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "Italy cast off the chains", Thursday, 18th November 1976, page 18.

Managers

  • England Don Revie
  • Italy F Bernardini & Enzo Bearzot

Referee

  • Israel Abraham Klein

Attendance

  • 70,718

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 2 places, losing -24 ranking points to 1960 points England - 7th - 2
  • Italy - 5th

World Cup 1978 Q

(Group 2)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Italy
    • 10
    • +14
    • 1
    • 0
    • 5
    • 6
    • England
    • 10
    • +11
    • 1
    • 0
    • 5
    • 6
    • Finland
    • 4
    • -5
    • 4
    • 0
    • 2
    • 6
    • Luxembourg
    • 0
    • -20
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 6
    • Final Standings.