Football: History Lesson

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The Independent Online
England meet Chile for the fifth time next week hoping to avoid a third consecutive goalless draw against the South Americans.

The two countries last met nine years ago in the Rous Cup, an end-of- season tournament which also featured Scotland. John Fashanu and Nigel Clough made their England debuts in a disappointing game in front of only 15,628 fans at Wembley. Paul Gascoigne is the only current England player who played that night.

The previous meeting, in Santiago in 1984, also ended 0-0. In 1950 England won 2-0 in a World Cup match in Rio and three years later they won 2-1 in a friendly in Santiago.

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