Match No. 517 - Wednesday, 16th November 1977, 7:45pm

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    • 1
    • Dino Zoff  
    • 2
    • Marco Tardelli  
    • 3
    • Claudio Gentile  
    • 4
    • Romeo Benetti  
    • 5
    • Roberto Mozzini  
    • 6
    • Giacinto Facchetti (c) 
    •  83'
    • 7
    • Franco Causio  
    • 8
    • Renato Zaccarelli  
    • 9
    • Francesco Graziani  
    •  HT
    • 10
    • Giancarlo Antognoni  
    • 11
    • Roberto Bettega  
    • Claudio Sala  
    •  HT
    • Antonello Cuccureddu  
    •  83'

Notes

  • Match Info:  Going into this match both Italy and England were level on points but the Italians were top due to a goal difference of four. This was England's last match of the qualifying campaign whilst the Italians had a game in hand against Luxembourg. The scoreline wiped out the goal difference but, Italy eventually beat Luxembourg 3-0. England had failed to qualify for the second successive World Cup Finals. They finish second behind Italy on goal difference.
  • Player Milestone:  Emlyn Hughes' 50th Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Steve Coppell's 1st Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Bob Latchford's 1st Cap
  • Player Milestone:  Peter Barnes' 1st Cap
  • Goal Milestone:  Trevor Brooking's 1st Goal

Sources

  • Wembley - The Complete Record 1923 - 2000 by Glen Isherwood (Sports Books 2006)
  • England - The Quest for the World Cup - A Complete Record by Clive Leatherdale (Two Heads Publishing 1994)
  • Official Match Programme
  • England: The Complete Post-War Record by Mike Payne (Breedon Books Publishing Company 1993)