Right at the end of the pre D era England undertook a 3 match tour, playing Norway, Sweden and Finland. England, wearing numbered jerseys for the first time, racked up 18 unanswered goals. Purists and nostalgists note that England lined up by squad number rather than 1-11!
The postcard above shows the Sweden team. The Sweden - England match marked the inauguration of the Råsunda stadium at Solna, although AIK had beaten Malmö FF 4-0 there on April 18th.
England won 4-0 with goals from Freddie Steele (3) and Joe Johnson.
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