1991 England Challenge Cup

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1991 England Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 21 – 25 May 1991
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 2
Final positions
Champions  England
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 10 (3.33 per match)
Attendance 92,029 (30,676 per match)
Top scorer(s) England David Platt
(3 goals)

The 1991 England Challenge Cup was a friendly association football tournament played over the course of a week in May 1991 in England. Wembley Stadium in London and Old Trafford in Manchester were the two venues used. The three way tournament contained the national teams of England, Argentina, and the USSR. England were the tournament winners.

Venues[edit]

Results[edit]

All times listed are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

England vs Soviet Union[edit]

21 May 1991
20:00
England  3 – 1  Soviet Union
Smith Goal 17'
Platt Goal 44' (pen.)88'
Tatarchuk Goal 11'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 23,789
Referee: Emilio Soriano Aladrén (Spain)
ENGLAND:
GK 1 Chris Woods (Rangers)
RB 2 Gary Stevens (Rangers)
CB 5 Paul Parker (Queen's Park Rangers)
CB 6 Mark Wright (Derby County) (c)
LB 3 Tony Dorigo (Chelsea)
RW 4 Dennis Wise (Chelsea) Substituted off 70'
MF 7 David Platt (Aston Villa)
MF 8 Geoff Thomas (Crystal Palace)
LW 11 John Barnes (Liverpool)
FW 9 Alan Smith (Arsenal)
FW 10 Ian Wright (Crystal Palace) Substituted off 70'
Substitutes:
DF 12 Lee Dixon (Arsenal)
GK 13 David Seaman (Arsenal)
MF 14 Neil Webb (Manchester United)
MF 15 David Batty (Leeds United) Substituted in 70'
FW 16 Peter Beardsley (Liverpool) Substituted in 70'
Manager:
Graham Taylor
SOVIET UNION:
GK 1 Aleksandr Uvarov (Dynamo Moscow)
DF 2 Andrey Chernyshov (Dynamo Moscow)
DF 4 Akhrik Tsveiba (Dynamo Kiev)
DF 5 Dmitri Galiamin (CSKA Moscow) Booked 65'
MF 8 Andrei Kanchelskis (Manchester United)
MF 6 Igor Shalimov (Spartak Moscow) Substituted off 67'
MF 3 Vasili Kulkov (Spartak Moscow)
MF 7 Aleksei Mikhailichenko (Sampdoria) (c)
MF 11 Dmitri Kuznetsov (CSKA Moscow)
FW 9 Igor Kolyvanov (Dynamo Moscow)
FW 10 Vladimir Tatarchuk (CSKA Moscow) Substituted off 52'
Substitutes:
GK 12 Stanislav Cherchesov (Spartak Moscow)
MF 13 Aleksandr Mostovoi (Spartak Moscow) Substituted in 52'
FW 14 Igor Korneev (CSKA Moscow) Substituted in 67'
MF 15 Igor Dobrovolski (Castellón)
MF 16 Ilya Tsymbalar (Chornomorets Odessa)
Manager:
Anatoly Byshovets

Assistant referees:
Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)
Zoran Petrović (Yugoslavia)

Argentina vs Soviet Union[edit]

23 May 1991
20:00
Argentina  1 – 1  Soviet Union
Ruggeri Goal 44' Kolyvanov Goal 49'
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 23,743
Referee: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)
ARGENTINA:
GK 1 Sergio Goycochea (Racing Club)
RB 4 Fabián Basualdo (River Plate)
CB 3 Sergio Vázquez (Ferro Carril Oeste) Booked
CB 2 Oscar Ruggeri (Vélez Sársfield) (c)
LB 5 Carlos Enrique (River Plate)
MF 10 David Bisconti (Rosario Central) Substituted off 70'
MF 9 Diego Simeone (Pisa)
MF 8 Darío Franco (Newell's Old Boys) Booked
MF 5 Leonardo Astrada (River Plate)
FW 11 Carlos Alfaro Moreno (Independiente)
FW 7 Claudio García (Racing Club) Booked
Substitutes:
GK Alejandro Lanari (Rosario Central)
DF Ricardo Altamirano (Independiente)
DF Fernando Gamboa (Newell's Old Boys)
MF Sergio Berti (River Plate) Substituted in 70'
FW Ariel Boldrini (Newell's Old Boys)
Manager:
Alfio Basile
SOVIET UNION:
GK 1 Stanislav Cherchesov (Spartak Moscow)
DF 2 Andrey Chernyshov (Dynamo Moscow) Red card 72'
DF 4 Akhrik Tsveiba (Dynamo Kiev) Substituted off 28'
DF 5 Dmitri Galiamin (CSKA Moscow)
MF 6 Igor Shalimov (Spartak Moscow)
MF 8 Andrei Kanchelskis (Manchester United)
MF 3 Vasili Kulkov (Spartak Moscow)
MF 7 Alexei Mikhailichenko (Sampdoria) (c)
MF 10 Aleksandr Mostovoi (Spartak Moscow) Substituted off 60'
FW 9 Igor Kolyvanov (Dynamo Moscow)
FW 11 Igor Dobrovolski (Castellón)
Substitutes:
GK Aleksandr Uvarov (Dynamo Moscow)
MF Dmitri Kuznetsov (CSKA Moscow) Substituted in 28'
FW Oleg Sergeyev (CSKA Moscow) Substituted in 60'
MF Vladimir Tatarchuk (CSKA Moscow)
MF Igor Korneev (CSKA Moscow)
Manager:
Anatoly Byshovets

Assistant referees:
Emilio Soriano Aladrén (Spain)
Zoran Petrović (Yugoslavia)

England vs Argentina[edit]

25 May 1991
15:00
England  2 – 2  Argentina
Lineker Goal 15'
Platt Goal 51'
García Goal 66'
Franco Goal 72'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 44,497
Referee: Zoran Petrović (Yugoslavia)
ENGLAND:
GK 1 David Seaman (Arsenal)
RB 2 Lee Dixon (Arsenal)
CB 6 Mark Wright (Derby County)
CB 5 Des Walker (Nottingham Forest)
LB 3 Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest)
MF 4 David Batty (Leeds United)
MF 11 John Barnes (Liverpool) Substituted off 63'
MF 7 David Platt (Aston Villa)
MF 8 Geoff Thomas (Crystal Palace)
FW 9 Alan Smith (Arsenal)
FW 10 Gary Lineker (Tottenham Hotspur) (c)
Substitutes:
DF 12 Paul Parker (Queen's Park Rangers)
GK 13 Chris Woods (Rangers)
MF 14 Lee Sharpe (Manchester United)
FW 15 Peter Beardsley (Liverpool)
MF 16 Nigel Clough (Nottingham Forest) Substituted in 63'
Manager:
Graham Taylor
ARGENTINA:
GK 1 Sergio Goycochea (Racing Club)
RB 4 Fabián Basualdo (River Plate)
CB 2 Sergio Vázquez (Ferro Carril Oeste)
CB 6 Oscar Ruggeri (Vélez Sársfield) (c)
LB 3 Carlos Enrique (River Plate)
MF 9 Diego Simeone (Pisa)
MF 8 Darío Franco (Newell's Old Boys)
MF 5 Fernando Gamboa (Newell's Old Boys)
MF 10 Germán Martellotto (Monterrey) Substituted off 60'
FW 7 Claudio García (Racing Club) Booked 90'
FW 11 Ariel Boldrini (Newell's Old Boys)
Substitutes:
GK 12 Alejandro Lanari (Rosario Central)
DF 14 Ricardo Altamirano (Independiente)
DF 15 Néstor Fabbri (Racing Club)
MF 16 Gustavo Zapata (River Plate)
FW 17 Antonio Mohamed (Huracán) Substituted in 60'
Manager:
Alfio Basile

Assistant referees:
Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)
Emilio Soriano Aladrén (Spain)

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 England 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
 Argentina 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Soviet Union 2 0 1 1 2 4 –2 1
1991 Challenge Cup Winner:

England
England

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]