England v Uruguay, 1954 World Cup

Heads up as England take on Uruguay, with Billy Wright looking on

England v Uruguay, 1954 World Cup

England 2 v 4 Uruguay, 1954 World Cup
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel (28,000)
England Scorers: Lofthouse Finney
Uruguay Scorers: Borges, Varella, Schiaffino, Ambrois

"...departed defiantly with all flags flying and all their guns firing...
"...England so nearly could have won.
"...Uruguayan defence began to shudder before an articulate English answer made pointed by the inspiration of the evergreen Matthews.
"...limping Uruguayans at the end who were most relieved to hear the whistle blow...
"...higher degree of mobility, imagination, accuracy, and spirit than one has seen from an English side for some time.
"The Uruguayans played the whole second half with only eight fully effective men." - The Times, 28 June 1954

England v Uruguay, 1954 World Cup; original black and white image that the colourised version is taken from.

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