Match No. 641 - Wednesday, 16th November 1988

  • Majid Abdullah, 15'
    • 1
    • Abdullah Al-Deayea
    • 44'
    • 5
    • Saleh Al-Neimah (c)
    • 4
    • Ahmed Jameel Madini
    • 2
    • Abdullah Salah Al-Dosari
    • 13
    • Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad
    • 10
    • Fahad Al-Mosaibeth
    • 6
    • Saleh Al-Saleh
    • 11
    • Mehaisen Al-Dosari
    • 80'
    • 17
    • Saad Mubarak
    • 19
    • Mohammed Swayed
    • 75'
    • 9
    • Majid Abdullah
    • 1
    • Khaled Al-Sabiyani
    • 44'
    • 15
    • Youssef Al-Tunayan
    • 75'
    • 14
    • Khaled Al-Muwallid
    • 80'

Notes

  • Shirt NumbersBoth Saudi goalkeepers wore number 1.
  • Disallowed GoalsEngland had three goals disallowed for offside.
  • Tabloid ResponseThe Daily Mirror headline response against Bobby Robson was "In the name of Allah go!"
  • Player MilestoneDavid Seaman's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneMel Sterland's Only Cap
  • Player MilestoneMichael Thomas' 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneAlan Smith's 1st Cap
  • Player MilestoneBrian Marwood's Only Cap

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • www.ksa-team.com
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "England catch the desert shakes", Thursday, 17th November 1988, page 18.

Managers

Referee

  • Jassim Abdul-Rahman Mandi

Attendance

  • 8,000

Half Time Score

ELO Rankings

  • England - 9th - 2
  • Saudi Arabia - 81st