Match No. 333 - Sunday, 24th May 1959

    • Raúl Cárdenas, 26'
    • Salvador Reyes, 47'
    •  
    • 1
    • Tota Carbajal  
    • 2
    • Juan Bosco  
    • 3
    • Ignacio Jáuregui  
    • 4
    • Raúl Cárdenas  
    • 5
    • Jesús del Muro  
    • 6
    • Francisco Flores  
    • 7
    • Alfredo del Águila  
    • 8
    • Salvador Reyes  
    • 9
    • Carlos González  
    •  
    • 10
    • Sabás Ponce  
    •  23'
    • 11
    • Raúl Arellano  
    • Antonio Jasso  
    •  23'
    • Héctor Hernández  
    •  

Notes

  • Match Info:  The sources refer to an earthquake which occured five minutes into the second half, just after Mexico had got the winner. The earthquake (magnitude 6.6) centered in Oaxaca 300 miles south of Mexico City.
  • Substitutes:  England officially used substititues for the first time. Both, McGuinness and Holden were replaced because they were affected by both the heat and high altitute.
  • Player Milestone:  Wilf McGuinness' Last Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Doug Holden's Last Cap

Sources

  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)
  • Daily Herald "Not even an earthquake rouses England", Monday 25th May 1959, page 10.
  • Daily Mirror "England flop in earthquake match", Monday 25th May 1959, page 21.