Match No. 701 - Wednesday, 13th October 1993

  • "Koeman first tried the Dorigo approach, hammering his shot against a thicket of bodies. But now the referee ordered the kick to be retaken because England had not retreated the proper distance, and Koeman, given a second chance, floated the ball expertly into the top left-hand corner." Ronald Koeman, 62'61:19
  • "...the unmarked Bergkamp gathered a flick from Ronald De Boer and his shot, though lacking full power, was still accurate enough to beat Seaman at the near post." Dennis Bergkamp, 68'67:53
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    • Ed de GoeyEduard Franciscus de Goeij.
      Born 20th Dec 1966, Gouda.
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    • John de WolfJohannes Hildebrand de Wolf.
      Born 10th Dec 1962, Schiedam.
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    • Frank de BoerFranciscus de Boer.
      Born 15th May 1970, Hoorn.
      Brother of Ronald de Boer
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    • Ronald KoemanRonald Koeman.
      Born 21st Mar 1963, Zaandam.
      Brother of Erwin Koeman
      (c) 56:51 Taking out Platt when he was through on goal. See notes.
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    • Erwin KoemanErwin Koeman.
      Born 20th Sep 1961, Zaandam.
      Brother of Ronald Koeman
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    • Jan WoutersJan Jacobus Wouters.
      Born 17th Jul 1960, Utrecht.
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    • Marc OvermarsMarc Overmars.
      Born 29th Mar 1973, Emst.
    • Off '7574:30
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    • Frank RijkaardFranklin Edmundo Rijkaard.
      Born 30th Sep 1962, Amsterdam.
      70:25 Pulling Wright by the shirt.
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    • Ronald de BoerRonaldus de Boer.
      Born 15th May 1970, Hoorn.
      Brother of Frank de Boer
    • Off '9291:25
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    • Dennis BergkampDennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp.
      Born 10th May 1969, Amsterdam.
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    • Bryan RoyBryan Edward Steven Roy.
      Born 12th Feb 1970, Amsterdam.
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    • Aron WinterAron Mohamed Winter.
      Born 1st Mar 1967, Paramaribo, Suriname.
    • On '7574:30
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    • Ulrich van GobbelUlrich van Gobbel.
      Born 16th Jan 1971, Paramaribo, Suriname.
    • On '9291:25
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    • David SeamanArsenal, 11th of 75 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 24 days
      Goalkeeper
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    • Paul ParkerMan Utd, 18th of 19 caps
      29 years, 6 months, 9 days
      Right Back
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    • Tony DorigoLeeds, 15th of 15 caps
      27 years, 9 months, 13 days
      Left Back
      30:59 Dorigo's clumsy tackle bundling Overmars over mars an otherwise good performance.
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    • Carlton PalmerSheffield Wed, 18th of 18 caps
      27 years, 10 months, 8 days
      Midfield
    • Off 'HT45:00
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    • Tony AdamsArsenal, 28th of 66 caps
      27 years, 0 months, 3 days
      Centre Back
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    • Gary PallisterMan Utd, 11th of 22 caps
      28 years, 3 months, 13 days
      Centre Back
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    • David PlattSampdoria, 44th of 62 caps
      27 years, 4 months, 3 days
      Attacking Midfield
      (c)7th captaincy
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    • Paul MersonArsenal, 13th of 21 caps
      25 years, 6 months, 24 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '6968:30
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    • Alan ShearerBlackburn, 7th of 63 caps
      23 years, 2 months, 0 days
      Centre Forward
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    • Lee SharpeMan Utd, 8th of 8 caps
      22 years, 4 months, 17 days
      Midfield
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    • Paul InceMan Utd, 11th of 53 caps
      25 years, 11 month, 23 days
      Midfield
      60:48 Encroachment at a free kick. See notes.
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    • Andy SintonSheffield Wed, 11th of 12 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 25 days
      Midfield
    • On 'HT45:00
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    • Ian WrightArsenal, 15th of 33 caps
      29 years, 11 month, 10 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '6968:30

Notes

  • Goal DisallowedFrank Rijkaard had a goal disallowed on 41 minutes [40:40] for offside which TV replays suggest he was at least two yards onside with three defenders playing him on.
  • Match Controversy"In the 56th minute [56:36] a raking crossfield pass from Sinton found Platt bursting through on the sweeper's blind side. As he reached the penalty arc, Ronnie Koeman stepped across him and took him out of the game. For a moment it appeared that the referee had given England a penalty. Instead they had a free-kick and Koeman saw only a yellow card, so Holland could count themselves fortunate on two counts."
    The referee was correctly overruled by the linesman on the position of the foul. Initial contact of Koeman pulling back Platt's arm was in the penalty arc but Koeman was the last man and was very fortunate to stay on the field. Dorigo's free kick, from the edge of the box, is charged down by Wouters [57:48] who is clearly no more than 6 yards away as he has reached the penalty spot as the ball strikes him. Exactly two minutes later Netherlands were awarded a free kick [59:48] in an almost identical place in the opposite penalty arc. On Koeman's first attempt he tries the Dorigo approach hammering it into Paul Ince who, just like Wouters, had rushed out to the penalty spot [60:44]. Ince gets a card for his troubles. Koeman gets another go - and everyone, bar the English defence, can see by the way he stands behind the ball as to what is going to happen next, even Brian Moore on commentry "He's going to flick one now, He's going to flick one!" Koeman flicks it into the corner [61:19].
  • Player MilestoneTony Dorigo's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneCarlton Palmer's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneLee Sharpe's Last Cap

Sources

  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • soccernostalgia.blogspot.co.uk
  • YouTube
  • The Guardian "England are left whistling in the dark", Thursday, 14th October 1993, page 20.

Managers

Referee

  • West Germany Karl-Josef Assenmacher

Attendance

  • 48,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 4 places, losing -16 ranking points to 1875 points England - 14th - 4
  • Netherlands - 3rd

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