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England




Federation founded: 1863
FIFA member since: 1905
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: White with red or blue
Nicknames: The Three Lions
World Cups qualified for: 14 (of 20)
Best results: Champions 1966

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 62 W 26 D 20 L 16 GF 79 GA 56 Pts 98
England are 6th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1950 First round 8 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1958 First round 11 Squad Qualifiers
1962 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Champions 1 Squad Hosts
1970 Quarterfinal 8 Squad
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Second phase 6 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Round of 16 9 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
2014 First round 26 Squad Qualifiers
* England entered first time for the 1950 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions 1966
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1990
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1950, 1954, 1962, 1970, 1982
1986, 2002, 2006
Biggest win 3-0 vs Poland 1986
3-0 vs Paraguay 1986
3-0 vs Denmark 2002
Biggest loss 1-4 vs Germany 2010
Most wins in a row 6
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 8
Longest run without win 6
Longest run qualifying 6 (1950-70)
Longest run not qualifying 2 (1974-78)
Penalty shoot-outs 0 win, 3 losses
ENG vs Europe W12 - D12 - L9
ENG vs South America W8 - D3 - L6
ENG vs Asia W1 - D0 - L0
ENG vs Africa W3 - D3 - L0
ENG vs N/C America W2 - D2 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Peter Shilton 17 1982-90
Terry Butcher 14 1982-90
Bobby Charlton 14 1962-70
Ashley Cole 14 2002-10
Bobby Moore 14 1962-70
David Beckham 13 1998-06
Steven Gerrard 12 2002-14
Gary Lineker 12 1986-90
Michael Owen 12 1998-06

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Gary Lineker 10 1986-90
Geoff Hurst 5 1966-70
Bobby Charlton 4 1962-70
Michael Owen 4 1998-06
David Beckham 3 1998-06
Steven Gerrard 3 2002-14
Roger Hunt 3 1966
Nat Lofthouse 3 1954
David Platt 3 1990


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1950 1R Chile W 2-0 1R United States L 0-1 1R Spain L 0-1 1954 1R Belgium [aet] D 4-4 1R Switzerland W 2-0 QF Uruguay L 2-4 1958 1R Soviet Union D 2-2 1R Brazil D 0-0 1R Austria D 2-2 P/O Soviet Union L 0-1 1962 1R Hungary L 1-2 1R Argentina W 3-1 1R Bulgaria D 0-0 QF Brazil L 1-3 1966 1R Uruguay D 0-0 1R Mexico W 2-0 1R France W 2-0 QF Argentina W 1-0 SF Portugal W 2-1 F West Germany [aet] W 4-2 1970 1R Romania W 1-0 1R Brazil L 0-1 1R Czechoslovakia W 1-0 QF West Germany [aet] L 2-3 1982 1R France W 3-1 1R Czechoslovakia W 2-0 1R Kuwait W 1-0 2Ph West Germany D 0-0 2Ph Spain D 0-0 1986 1R Portugal L 0-1 1R Morocco D 0-0 1R Poland W 3-0 2R Paraguay W 3-0 QF Argentina L 1-2 1990 1R Rep. of Ireland D 1-1 1R Netherlands D 0-0 1R Egypt W 1-0 2R Belgium [aet] W 1-0 QF Cameroon [aet] W 3-2 SF West Germany [3-4 ap] D 1-1 3/4 Italy L 1-2 1998 1R Tunisia W 2-0 1R Romania L 1-2 1R Colombia W 2-0 2R Argentina [3-4 ap] D 2-2 2002 1R Sweden D 1-1 1R Argentina W 1-0 1R Nigeria D 0-0 2R Denmark W 3-0 QF Brazil L 1-2 2006 1R Paraguay W 1-0 1R Trinidad & Tobago W 2-0 1R Sweden D 2-2 2R Ecuador W 1-0 QF Portugal [1-3 ap] D 0-0 2010 1R United States D 1-1 1R Algeria D 0-0 1R Slovenia W 1-0 2R Germany L 1-4 2014 1R Italy L 1-2 1R Uruguay L 1-2 1R Costa Rica D 0-0

 

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