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Belgium vs England 1954 World Cup match report

Date, kick-off time:
Thursday, 17 June 1954, 18:00 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Belgium
4-4
England
after extra time
Referee:
Emil Schmetzer, Mannheim /
West Germany
Attendance, venue:
14 000, St. Jakob Stadion, Basel
Goals:
1-0 (6') Pol Anoul, 1-1 (25') Ivor Broadis, 1-2 (37') Nat Lofthouse, 1-3 (65') Ivor Broadis, 2-3 (72') Pol Anoul, 3-3 (77') Rik Coppens, 3-4 (92') Nat Lofthouse, 4-4 (94') Jimmy Dickinson (own goal)
Belgium football team line-up in match Nr.241
Managed by head coach Doug Livingstone (Scotland)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
England football team line-up in match Nr.288
Managed by team manager Walter Winterbottom
Player
Caps
Age
Club
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Belgium
nan
nan
0
4
0
0
England
nan
nan
0
4
0
0
Historical data sources
Grenz-Echo (Eupen), №139, 18 Jun 1954; GrenzEcho - Archiv
The Manchester Guardian (Manchester), №33585, 18 Jun 1954; Newspapers.com
Gazet van Anwerpen (Antwerp), №145, 18 Jun 1954; Concentra online archief
Le Soir (Brussels), №168, 18 Jun 1954; Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - BelgicaPress
Comments

db - posted on 13 October 2009 at 21:42:43

World Cup Switzerland `54 - Group Four - England v Belgium (L-R) England team line up: Billy Wright, Gil Merrick, Ron Staniforth, Jimmy Dickinson, Sid Owen, Stanley Matthews, Ivor Broadis, Tommy Taylor, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse, Roger Byrne (link: )

luciano - posted on 5 May 2011 at 23:24:28

Marcel Dries BELGIO

Thomas Finney ENGLAND

Makar - posted on 30 July 2014 at 22:10:00

Two teams and referees.

Makar - posted on 28 September 2014 at 09:16:34

Captains Jef Mermans and Billy Wright.

db - posted on 4 September 2018 at 10:24:51

England Draw With Belgium 4-4 (1954)
Basel aka Basle, Switzerland.
youtube.com

dudd - posted on 13 December 2019 at 09:43:34

Linesmen - Fritz Buchmüller and Willy Ruffli, both Switzerland (link: )

kolos-s - posted on 24 November 2020 at 13:23:37

The FIFA website erroneously indicates that Rik Coppens scored a goal at 67 minutes, making the score 3: 2. In fact, Rik Coppens scored at 76 minutes (3:3) and put the game into overtime. (link: )
Belgium vs England post-match head-to-head
Belgium vs England H2H:
WP
14.3
P
14
W
1
D
2
L
11
GF
20
GA
60
Av. goals
5.714
Av. attendance
33 569
Belgium national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Belgium vs France 3-3
Brussels, Sunday 30 May 1954
Next match:
1954 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament
Belgium vs Italy 1-4
Lugano, Sunday 20 June 1954
England national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Hungary vs England 7-1
Budapest, Sunday 23 May 1954
Next match:
1954 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament
Switzerland vs England 0-2
Bern, Sunday 20 June 1954
Top Belgium goal scorers
1. Bernard Voorhoof (1928 - 1940) - 30 goals
2. Jef Mermans (1947 - 1954) - 27 goals
3. Robert De Veen (1906 - 1913) - 26 goals
4. Ray Braine (1925 - 1939) - 26 goals
... Pol Anoul (1947 - 1954) - 18 goals
... Rik Coppens (1949 - 1954) - 12 goals
... Victor Lemberechts (1946 - 1953) - 12 goals
(correct as of June 17, 1954)
Top England goal scorers
1. Steve Bloomer (1895 - 1907) - 28 goals
2. Vivian Woodward (1903 - 1911) - 28 goals
3. Stan Mortensen (1947 - 1953) - 23 goals
4. Tom Finney (1946 - 1953) - 23 goals
... Nat Lofthouse (1950 - 1954) - 22 goals
... Ivor Broadis (1952 - 1954) - 8 goals
(correct as of June 17, 1954)
Brief match report
Thu. 17 Jun 1954
St. Jakob Stadion, Basel
Belgium 4-4 England
Goals: 6, 25, 37, 65, 72, 77, 92, 94 (OG)

Att: 14 000,
Ref: Schmetzer (West Germany)

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