Match No. 566 - Sunday, 20th June 1982, 5:15pm

  • Assist: Ray Wilkins. "Then, in the 63rd minute, Rix and Francis forced one of England's many corners and Wilkins's inswinging cross from the left went stright [sic] through poor Seman's hands. Francis scored one if the easiest but one of the most important goals of his career..." Trevor Francis7th of 12 goals. Left-footed from 3 yards., 64' 63:14
  • Assist: Paul Mariner. "Four minutes later, Barmos must have begun to believe that God really was an Englishman. Francis found Mariner on the right and ran into space for the return. Barmos intercepted Mariner's low cross and turned the ball past his own goalkeeper." Jozef Barmoš, 67' (og)66:46
    • 22
    • Peter ShiltonNotts Forest, 39th of 125 caps
      32 years, 9 months, 2 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 12
    • Mick MillsIpswich, 39th of 42 caps
      33 years, 5 months, 16 days
      Right Back
      (c)5th captaincy
    • 17
    • Kenny SansomArsenal, 25th of 86 caps
      23 years, 8 months, 24 days
      Left Back
    • 19
    • Ray WilkinsMan Utd, 49th of 84 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 6 days
      Midfield
    • 18
    • Phil ThompsonLiverpool, 37th of 42 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 30 days
      Centre Back
    • 4
    • Terry ButcherIpswich, 6th of 77 caps
      23 years, 5 months, 23 days
      Centre Back
    • 16
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 21st of 90 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 9 days
      Midfield
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 15
    • Graham RixArsenal, 10th of 17 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 28 days
      Left Midfield
    • 8
    • Trevor FrancisMan City, 29th of 52 caps
      28 years, 2 months, 1 day
      Centre Forward
    • 11
    • Paul MarinerIpswich, 23rd of 35 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 29 days
      Centre Forward
    • 5
    • Steve CoppellMan Utd, 38th of 42 caps
      26 years, 11 month, 11 day
      Right Midfield
    • 9
    • Glenn HoddleSpurs, 12th of 53 caps
      24 years, 7 months, 24 days
      Midfield
    • On 'HT45:00
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    • 1
    • Stanislav SemanStanislav Seman.
      Born 6th Aug 1952, Kosice.
    • Off '7675:31
    • 3
    • Jan FialaJan Fiala.
      Born 19th May 1956, Slatinice.
    • 6
    • Rostislav VojáčekRostislav Vojáček.
      Born 23rd Feb 1949, Krenovice.
    • 4
    • Ladislav JurkemikLadislav Jurkemik.
      Born 20th Jul 1953, Jacovce.
    • 5
    • Jozef BarmošJozef Barmoš.
      Born 28th Aug 1954, Surany.
    • 14
    • Libor RadimecLibor Radimec.
      Born 22nd May 1950, Ostrava.
    • 16
    • Pavel ChaloupkaPavel Chaloupka.
      Born 4th May 1959, Most.
      39:45 Chaloupka sticks out a foot a brings down Francis.
    • 13
    • Jan BergerJan Berger.
      Born 27th Nov 1955, Prague.
    • 9
    • Ladislav VízekLadislav Vízek.
      Born 22nd Jan 1955, Chlumec nad Cidlinou.
    • 18
    • Petr JanečkaPetr Janečka.
      Born 25th Nov 1957, Gottwaldov.
    • Off '7877:34
    • 11
    • Zdeněk NehodaZdeněk Nehoda.
      Born 9th May 1952, Hulin.
      (c)
    • 22
    • Karel StromšíkKarel Stromšík.
      Born 12th Apr 1958, Novy Jicin.
    • On '7675:31
    • 19
    • Marián MasnýMarián Masný.
      Born 13th Aug 1950, Rybany.
    • On '7877:34

Notes

  • Payer Injuries"..after half-time...England lost Robson, who had been their outstanding player, with a groin strain.", "..in the 75th minute Seman completed his unhappy evening by breaking a finger and being replaced by Stromsik."
  • Player MilestoneKenny Sansom's 25th 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
  • The Guardian "England lead European assault", Monday 21st June 1982, page 24.
  • englandstats.com Digital Archive

Managers

Referee

  • Netherlands Charles Corver

Attendance

  • 41,123

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 30 ranking points to 2027 points England - 3rd
  • Czechoslovakia - 15th

World Cup 1982

(Group 4)

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