Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stanley Rous Cup-Part 3 (1987)

Starting from the Third Edition of the Rous Cup in 1987, the organizers decided to make the annual England-Scotland match-up even more interesting by adding a guest.
For the Final three editions of this Tournament a South American guest would be invited to take part.
For this 1987 edition, Brazil became the first ever guests. Brazil had been inactive since the 1986 Mexico World Cup.
Tele Santana had departed from his post and the era of Zico, Socrates and Falcao was over.
Brazil had appointed a new Manager on March 9th 1987, Carlos Alberto Silva. His task was to build a younger side to compete in the following year’s Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Carlos Alberto Silva would select a younger squad with this in mind and also out of necessity. Some European teams were reluctant to release their Brazilian players for this Tour, while even some Brazilian clubs followed suit as they had commitments of their own.
From C.A. Silva’s initial call –ups, up to nine players were withdrawn within days.
Flamengo, Guarani and Sao Paulo announced they would not release their players.  Ze Carlos, Jorginho, Bebeto (all three from Flamengo), Ricardo Rocha, Joao Paulo  (both from Guarani) and Careca, Luis Muller, Silas, Nelsinho (all four from Sao Paulo) were all held back with their clubs.
For the Napoli-bound Sao Paulo striker Careca, his reason to drop out was given as fatigue.
After negotiations, the Brazil management were to able to obtain the release of Guarani and Sao Paulo players (except Careca), but Flamengo still refused to release its players.
Scotland had appointed Andy Roxburgh as Manager following the 1986 World Cup. However, the team was struggling especially in finding the net.
The team was more or less eliminated from its UEFA European Championship Group.
In contrast, England were flying high in their qualifying Group with Gary Lineker picking up where he had left off in the previous year’s World Cup and scoring goals consistently.
Bobby Robson had built up a solid team and to many believed England were already one of the favorites for the following year’s Euros to be held in West Germany.

The Tournament kicked off at Wembley on May 19th, 1987, with England hosting the new-look Brazil.
For Brazil seven players were making their International debuts: Geraldao, Ricardo Rocha, Nelsinho, Douglas, Edu Marangon, Mirandhina and Valdo.
In addition, near the end two future Brazilian Captains would also make their debuts: Carlos Dunga and Rai (the younger brother of Socrates).
Josimar, Silas and Muller had made their debuts for Brazil the previous year but were still relatively young and inexperienced in the International arena.
Josimar had been one of the discoveries of the 1986 World Cup and had scored against Northern Ireland and Poland in the World Cup.
The only veteran in Brazil’s side was goalkeeper Carlos (holdout from 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups).
For the English, Bobby Robson handed a debut to Nottingham Forest defender Stuart Pearce, who would be a mainstay of the National Team set up into the next decade.
The English were good in the early going with Peter Reid in midfield and Peter Beardsley impressive in attack.
They took the lead in the 35th minute. Bryan Robson released Beardsley on the left side. His cross was met by Gary Lineker who scored with a diving header into an empty net.
Just a minute later, Brazil tied the match. A long cross from the middle reached Luis Muller on right side. When he crossed, England goalkeeper Peter Shilton was stretched beyond and could only touch the ball and Mirandhina tapped it in.
Brazil were better and more enterprising in second half as they grew in confidence.
The match ended satisfactorily in a tie (1-1) for both sides.
Most Observers marveled at Brazil’s technical display and predicted a bright future with this Group.
Afterwards it would be discovered that Josimar had broken curfew and gone out at night in London, the day prior this match. He would be reprimanded for his action. (This was a sign of things to come as he would lose out a place in the 1990 World Cup side and axed from the Brazil squad for continuous non-discipline off the field).
Brazil’s Mirandhina would cash in on his goalscoring debut and join English Club Newcastle United after the Tournament.


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Chile, 1989
(Gary Lineker scoring with a header, May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)

Photo From: Forever England, A History of the National Side, Authors Mark Shaoul, Tony Williamson
(Gary Lineker celebrating, May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Brazil, 1990
(May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)

Photo From: Placar, Issue 887, June 1, 1987
(Mirandhina celebrating, May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)


Photo From: World Soccer, March 1990
(Peter Beardsley, May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Brazil, 1990
(May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Brazil, 1990
(May 19, 1987, Rous Cup, England 1-Brazil 1)


Four days later on May 23rd, the annual England-Scotland took place at Glasgow.
On the same day Brazil took on Republic of Ireland in a friendly at Dublin (and lost 0-1).
For Scotland, the Dundee United contingent were missing as they had been involved in the Second-Leg Final of the UEFA Cup vs. Sweden’s IFK Gothenburg just days earlier.
Andy Roxburgh handed a debut to Leicester City’s Ian Wilson.
England made some changes from the Brazil match. Shilton, Adams, Reid, Barnes and Lineker were rested.
In their place Bobby Robson selected Chris Woods (in goal), Mark Wright, Steve Hodge, Glenn Hoddle and Mark Hateley.
It would a match such poor quality that the crowd jeered the players at halftime. The teams appeared drained after a long season and the match was riddled with series of misplaced passes.
The quality somewhat increased in the second half but not enough and the spectacle remained unimpressive.
The closet either team came to scoring was when Scottish substitute Charlie Nicholas struck the bar.
This marked only the third time that an England and Scotland match had ended scoreless. The only other times had been the first ever match in History in 1872 between the two nations and also in 1970.


Photo From: Scotland, the complete international  Football Record, Author Richard Keir
(Team Captains Bryan Robson and Roy Aitken, May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1988
(Paul McStay and Bryan Robson, May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1988
(May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1988
(May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  Scotland v Hungary, 1987
(May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Photo From: Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew ward, 1987
(May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Photo From: Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew ward, 1987
(Terry Butcher and Ally McCoist, May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Photo From: Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew ward, 1987
(May 23, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-England 0)


Three days later, once again at Glasgow, Scotland hosted Brazil for the last match of this Tournament.
Roxburgh decided to test Andy Goram as goalkeeper. He also started with Jim McInally and Davie Cooper in place of Brian McClair and Ian Wilson.
For Brazil, the only change was that Rai started in place of Silas.
Brazil had grown in confidence during their match with England and would improve further in this match.
They took the lead early in the second half. In the 51st minute, Nelsinho’s cross from the left side, was headed out back to him on the same left wing.
He shot hard from a narrow angle into the box straight at Goram, who could only parry and Rai tapped in the rebound.
In the 60th minute, Brazil doubled its lead. On a counterattack Mirandhina released Valdo on the left wing, who went straight into the box and scored.
Brazil held on and won (2-0) and the Rous Cup itself.
After the whistle the players exchanged jerseys and when Geraldao lifted the trophy he was wearing a Scottish uniform.
This format of inviting a South American participant would continue for the final two editions of the Rous Cup (1988, 1989) as well.
For more detail, see:


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  Scotland v Hungary, 1987
(May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)


Photo From: Official Match Programme,  Scotland v Hungary, 1987
(May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)


Photo From: Placar, Issue 888, June 8, 1987
 (May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)

Photo From: Placar, Issue 888, June 8, 1987
 (May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)

Photo From: Placar, Issue 888, June 8, 1987
 (Brazil Captain Geraldao lifting the Rous Cup while wearing an exchanged Scottish Jersey, May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)


Photo From: Placar, Issue 917, December 31, 1987
(Douglas and Brazil Captain Geraldao lifting the Rous Cup while wearing exchanged Scottish Jerseys, May 26, 1987, Rous Cup, Scotland 0-Brazil 2)



References:
England v Scotland, The Auld Enemy by Dean Hayes
England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1988
Official Match Programme,  Scotland v Hungary, 1987
Placar, Issue 887, June 1, 1987
Placar, Issue 888, June 8, 1987
Scotland, the complete international  Football Record, Author Richard Keir
Scotland, The Team, Author Andrew ward, 1987
Seleccao Brasileira -90 Anos 1914-2004, Authors Antonio Carlos Napoleao, Roberto Assaf
World Soccer, June 1987
World Soccer, July 1987


Date: May 19, 1987
Competition: Stanley Rous Cup 1987
Result: England 1-Brazil 1
Venue: London - Wembley
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Goalscorers:
(England): Gary Lineker 35th
(Brazil): Mirandinha 36th
Lineups:
England:
1- Peter Leslie Shilton (Southampton Football Club)
2- Gary Michael Stevens (Everton Football Club)
3-Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest Football Club)
5- Anthony Alexander Adams (Arsenal Football Club-London)
6- Terence Ian Butcher (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow / Scotland)
4- Peter Reid (Everton Football Club-Liverpool)
8- John Charles Bryan Barnes (Watford Football Club)
7- Bryan Robson (Manchester United Football Club)
11- Christopher Roland Waddle (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London)
9- Peter Andrew Beardsley (Newcastle United Football Club)
10- Gary Winston Lineker (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain) (16-Mark Wayne Hateley (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy) 76th)

Coach: Robert William Robson

Team Captain: Bryan Robson
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, White Socks

Brazi:
1-‘Carlos’ Roberto Gallo (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
2-
‘Josimar’ Higinio Pereira  (Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas- Rio de Janeiro)
3-’Geraldão’ Dutra Pereira (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube-
Belo Horizonte)
4-Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha
 (Guarani Futebol Clube)
6-Nelson Luis Kerchner
Nelsinho’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)   
5-William Douglas Humia Menezes
(Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte)
8-Paulo Silas do Prado Pereira (São Paulo Futebol Clube-
São Paulo)   (15-Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri  ‘Dunga’ (Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama - Rio de Janeiro)  82nd)
10-Carlos Eduardo
Edu Marangon’ (Associação Portuguesa de Desportos – São Paulo)    (17-‘Raí’ Souza Vieira de Oliveira (Botafogo Futebol Clube- Ribeirão Preto - São Paulo) 82nd)
7-Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa ‘Müller’  (São Paulo Futebol Clube-
São Paulo)    
9-Francisco Ernandi Lima da Silva ’Mirandinha’  (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras-
São Paulo)
11-’Valdo’ Cândido Filho  (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense)   

Coach: Carlos Alberto Silva
Booked: Josimar 47th

Team Captain: Geraldao
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Topper

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks





Date: May 23, 1987
Competition: Stanley Rous Cup 1987
Result: Scotland 0-England 0
Venue: Glasgow-Hampden Park
Attendance: 64, 713
Referee: Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
Goalscorers:
(Scotland): None
(England): None
Lineups:
Scotland:
1-James Leighton (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
3- Murdo Davidson MacLeod (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
4- Paul Michael Lyons McStay (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
5-Alexander McLeish (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
6- William Fergus Miller  (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
7- Alistair Murdoch McCoist (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow)
8- Robert Sime ‘Roy’ Aitken  (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
9-Brian McClair (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) (14-Charles Nicholas (Arsenal Football Club-London / England) 58th)
10-Neil Simpson (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
11-Ian William Wilson (Leicester City Football Club / England)

Coach: Andrew Roxburgh

Team Captain: Robert Sime ‘Roy’ Aitken
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White (with Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe across) Shorts, Red Socks


Date: May 26, 1987
Competition: Stanley Rous Cup 1987
Result: Scotland 0-Brazil 2
Venue: Glasgow-Hampden Park
Attendance: 41, 384
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)
Goalscorers:
(Scotland): None
(Brazil): Rai 51st, Valdo 60th
Lineups:
Scotland:
1- Andrew Lewis Goram (Oldham Athletic Football Club / England)
2- Charles ‘Richard’ Gough (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
3- Murdo Davidson MacLeod (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
4- Robert Sime ‘Roy’ Aitken  (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)     
5-Alexander McLeish (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
6- William Fergus Miller  (Aberdeen Football Club Limited)
7- Paul Michael Lyons McStay (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow)
8- James Edward McInally (Dundee United Football Club) (14-Brian McClair (The Celtic Football Club-Glasgow) 58th)  
9- Alistair Murdoch McCoist (Rangers Football Club- Glasgow)
10- Ian William Wilson (Leicester City Football Club / England)
11- David Cooper (Rangers Football Club-Glasgow)  

Coach: Andrew Roxburgh

Team Captain: Robert Sime ‘Roy’ Aitken
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Umbro
Uniform Colors: Navy Blue Shirts, White (with Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe across) Shorts, Red Socks


Brazi:
1-‘Carlos’ Roberto Gallo (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista- São Paulo)
2-
‘Josimar’ Higinio Pereira  (Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas- Rio de Janeiro)
3-’Geraldão’ Dutra Pereira (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube-
Belo Horizonte)
4-Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha
Guarani Futebol Clube)
6-Nelson Luis Kerchner
Nelsinho’ (São Paulo Futebol Clube- São Paulo)   
5-William Douglas Humia Menezes
(Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte)
8-‘Raí’ Souza Vieira de Oliveira (Botafogo Futebol Clube-
Ribeirão Preto - São Paulo)
10-Carlos Eduardo
Edu Marangon’ (Associação Portuguesa de Desportos – São Paulo)    
7-Luís Antônio Corrêa da Costa ‘Müller’  (São Paulo Futebol Clube-
São Paulo)    
9-Francisco Ernandi Lima da Silva ’Mirandinha’  (Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras-
São Paulo)
11-’Valdo’ Cândido Filho  (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense)   

Coach: Carlos Alberto Silva

Team Captain: Geraldao
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Topper

Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks




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