Match No. 641 - Wednesday, 16th November 1988

  • Majid Abdullah, 15'
    • 1
    • Abdullah Al-DeayeaAbdullah Jamal Al-Deayea.
      Born 1st Dec 1961, Ha'il.
    • 44'
    • 5
    • Saleh Al-NeimahSaleh Mohammed Ibrahim AL NEIMAH.
      Born 24th Jun 1960.
      (c)
    • 4
    • Ahmed Jameel MadiniAhmed Jameel MADANI.
      Born 4th Jan 1970.
    • 2
    • Abdullah Salah Al-DosariAbdullah Saleh AL DOSARI.
      Born 1st Nov 1969.
    • 13
    • Mohamed Abd Al-JawadMohamed Abd Al-Jawad.
      Born 28th Nov 1962, Jeddah.
    • 10
    • Fahad Al-MosaibethFahad Al Mosaibeth.
      Born 4th Apr 1961.
    • 6
    • Saleh Al-SalehSaleh Al Saleh AL MUTLAK.
      Born 3rd Jan 1966.
    • 11
    • Mehaisen Al-DosariMehaisen Al Jamman AL DOSARI.
      Born 6th Apr 1966.
    • 80'
    • 17
    • Saad MubarakSaad Saeed MUBARAK Al Dossary.
    • 19
    • Mohammed SwayedMohammed Swayed Mahbob AL SHAHRANI.
    • 75'
    • 9
    • Majid AbdullahMajed Ahmed ABDULLAH Mohammed.
      Born 1st Nov 1959.
    • 1
    • Khaled Al-SabiyaniKhaled Al Sabiyani.
    • 44'
    • 15
    • Youssef Al-TunayanYoussef Nasser AL TUNAYAN.
      Born 18th Nov 1963.
    • 75'
    • 14
    • Khaled Al-MuwallidKhaled Massad AL MUWALLID.
      Born 23rd Nov 1971.
    • 80'
  • Assist: David Rocastle. "Adams brought the scores level with a powerful header from Rocastle's free kick in the 54th minute." Tony Adams4th of 5 goals, 54'
    • 2
    • Mel SterlandSheffield Wed, Only Cap
      27 years, 1 month, 15 days
    • 3
    • Stuart PearceNotts Forest, 8th of 78 caps
      26 years, 6 months, 22 days
    • 5
    • Tony AdamsArsenal, 17th of 66 caps
      22 years, 1 month, 6 days
    • 6
    • Gary PallisterMiddlesbrough, 2nd of 22 caps
      23 years, 4 months, 16 days
    • 7
    • Bryan RobsonMan Utd, 72nd of 90 caps
      31 years, 10 months, 5 days
      (c)48th captaincy
    • 10
    • Gary LinekerBarcelona, 37th of 80 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 16 days
    • 11
    • Chris WaddleSpurs, 38th of 62 caps
      27 years, 11 month, 2 days
    • 80'
    • Alan SmithArsenal, 1st of 13 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 25 days
    • 68'

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

  • Bahrain Jassim Abdul-Rahman Mandi

Attendance

  • 8,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 2 places, losing -7 ranking points to 1884 points England - 9th - 2
  • Saudi Arabia - 75th