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England


Federation founded: 1863
FIFA member since: 1905

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - Did not participate
1938 - Did not participate
1950 - First round exit
1954 - Quarterfinal exit
1958 - First round exit
1962 - Quarterfinal exit
1966 - CHAMPIONS
1970 - Quarterfinal exit
1974 - Did not qualify
1978 - Did not qualify
1982 - Seond phase exit
1986 - Quarterfinal exit
1990 - 4th place
1994 - Did not qualify
1998 - Second round exit
2002 - Quarterfinal exit
2006 - Quarterfinal exit

 
STATISTICS
Played
55
Won
25
Drawn
17
Lost
13
Goals for
74
Goals against
47
Points
92
England are 5th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
3-0 vs Poland 1986, Paraguay in 1986 and Denmark in 2002.
Biggest defeat:
2-4 vs Uruguay in 1954.
Overall topscorer:
Gary Lineker, 10 goals.
Most appearances:
Peter Shilton, 17 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
1966

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Gary Lineker
Bobby Charlton
Geoff Hurst
Bobby Moore
Gordon Banks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1930 to 1938

ENGLAND did not participate
in the qualifying rounds.

1950

(WCQ Group 1)
15.Oct 49 Wales 1-4 ENGLAND 16.Nov 49 ENGLAND 9-2 Northern Ireland 15.Apr 50 Scotland 0-1 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 3 3 0 0 14- 3 6 2.Scotland 3 2 0 1 10- 3 4 3.Wales 3 0 1 2 1- 6 1 4.Northern Ireland 3 0 1 2 4-17 1 ENGLAND qualified for Brazil 1950.

1954

(WCQ Group 3)
10.Oct 53 Wales 1-4 ENGLAND 11.Nov 53 ENGLAND 3-1 Northern Ireland 03.Apr 54 Scotland 2-4 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 3 3 0 0 11- 4 6 2.Scotland 3 1 1 1 8- 8 3 3.Northern Ireland 3 1 0 2 4- 7 2 4.Wales 3 0 1 2 5- 9 1 ENGLAND qualified for Switzerland 1954.

1958

(UEFA Group 1)
05.Dec 56 ENGLAND 5-2 Denmark 08.May 57 ENGLAND 5-1 Rep. of Ireland 15.May 57 Denmark 1-4 ENGLAND 19.May 57 Rep. of Ireland 1-1 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 4 3 1 0 15- 5 7 2.Rep. of Ireland 4 2 1 1 6- 7 5 3.Denmark 4 0 0 4 4-13 0 ENGLAND qualified for Sweden 1958.

1962

(UEFA Group 6)
19.Oct 60 Luxembourg 0-9 ENGLAND 21.May 61 Portugal 1-1 ENGLAND 28.Sep 61 ENGLAND 4-1 Luxembourg 25.Oct 61 ENGLAND 2-0 Portugal
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 4 3 1 0 16- 2 7 2.Portugal 4 1 1 2 9- 7 3 3.Luxembourg 4 1 0 3 5-21 2 ENGLAND qualified for Chile 1962.

1966

ENGLAND qualified automatically
as host nation.

1970

ENGLAND qualified automatically
for Mexico 1970 as defending champions.

1974

(UEFA Group 5)
15.Nov 72 Wales 0-1 ENGLAND 24.Jan 73 ENGLAND 1-1 Wales 06.Jun 73 Poland 2-0 ENGLAND 17.Oct 73 ENGLAND 1-1 Poland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Poland 4 2 1 1 6- 3 5 2.ENGLAND 4 1 2 1 3- 4 4 3.Wales 4 1 1 2 3- 5 3 ENGLAND failed to qualify for West Germany 1974.

1978

(UEFA Group 2)
13.Jun 76 Finland 1-4 ENGLAND 13.Oct 76 ENGLAND 2-1 Finland 17.Nov 76 Italy 2-0 ENGLAND 30.Mar 77 ENGLAND 5-0 Luxembourg 12.Oct 77 Luxembourg 0-2 ENGLAND 16.Nov 77 ENGLAND 2-0 Italy
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Italy 6 5 0 1 18- 4 10 2.ENGLAND 6 5 0 1 15- 4 10 3.Finland 6 2 0 4 11-16 4 4.Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 2-22 0 ENGLAND failed to qualify for Argentina 1978.

1982

(UEFA Group 4)
10.Sep 80 ENGLAND 4-0 Norway 15.Oct 80 Romania 2-1 ENGLAND 19.Nov 80 ENGLAND 2-1 Switzerland 29.Apr 81 ENGLAND 0-0 Romania 30.May 81 Switzerland 2-1 ENGLAND 06.Jun 81 Hungary 1-3 ENGLAND 09.Sep 81 Norway 2-1 ENGLAND 18.Nov 81 ENGLAND 1-0 Hungary
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Hungary 8 4 2 2 13- 8 10 2.ENGLAND 8 4 1 3 13- 8 9 3.Romania 8 2 4 2 5- 5 8 4.Switzerland 8 2 3 3 9-12 7 5.Norway 8 2 2 4 8-15 6 ENGLAND qualified for Spain 1982.

1986

(UEFA Group 3)
17.Oct 84 ENGLAND 5-0 Finland 14.Nov 84 Turkey 0-8 ENGLAND 27.Feb 85 Northern Ireland 0-1 ENGLAND 01.May 85 Romania 0-0 ENGLAND 22.May 85 Finland 1-1 ENGLAND 11.Sep 85 ENGLAND 1-1 Romania 16.Oct 85 ENGLAND 5-0 Turkey 13.Nov 85 ENGLAND 0-0 Northern Ireland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 8 4 4 0 21- 2 12 2.Northern Ireland 8 4 2 2 8- 5 10 3.Romania 8 3 3 2 12- 7 9 4.Finland 8 3 2 3 7-12 8 5.Turkey 8 0 1 7 2-24 1 ENGLAND qualified for Mexico 1986.

1990

EUROPE (UEFA Group 2)
19.Oct 88 ENGLAND 0-0 Sweden 08.Mar 89 Albania 0-2 ENGLAND 26.Apr 89 ENGLAND 5-0 Albania 03.Jun 89 ENGLAND 3-0 Poland 06.Sep 89 Sweden 0-0 ENGLAND 11.Oct 89 Poland 0-0 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Sweden 6 4 2 0 9- 3 10 2.ENGLAND 6 3 3 0 10- 0 9 3.Poland 6 2 1 3 4- 8 5 4.Albania 6 0 0 6 3-15 0 ENGLAND qualified for Italy 1990.

1994

(UEFA Group 2)
14.Oct 92 ENGLAND 1-1 Norway 18.Nov 92 ENGLAND 4-0 Turkey 17.Feb 93 ENGLAND 6-0 San Marino 31.Mar 93 Turkey 0-2 ENGLAND 28.Apr 93 ENGLAND 2-2 Netherlands 29.May 93 Poland 1-1 ENGLAND 02.Jun 93 Norway 2-0 ENGLAND 08.Sep 93 ENGLAND 3-0 Poland 13.Oct 93 Netherlands 2-0 ENGLAND 17.Nov 93 San Marino 1-7 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.Norway 10 7 2 1 25- 5 16 2.Netherlands 10 6 3 1 29- 9 15 3.ENGLAND 10 5 3 2 26- 9 13 4.Poland 10 3 2 5 10-15 8 5.Turkey 10 3 1 6 11-19 7 6.San Marino 10 0 1 9 2-46 1 ENGLAND failed to qualify for USA 1994.

1998

(UEFA Group 2)
01.Sep 96 Moldova 0-3 ENGLAND 09.Oct 96 ENGLAND 2-1 Poland 09.Nov 96 Georgia 0-2 ENGLAND 12.Feb 97 ENGLAND 0-1 Italy 30.Apr 97 ENGLAND 2-0 Georgia 31.May 97 Poland 0-2 ENGLAND 10.Sep 97 ENGLAND 4-0 Moldova 11.Oct 97 Italy 0-0 ENGLAND
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 8 6 1 1 15- 2 19 2.Italy 8 5 3 0 11- 1 18 3.Poland 8 3 1 4 10-12 10 4.Georgia 8 3 1 4 7- 9 10 5.Moldova 8 0 0 8 2-21 0 ENGLAND qualified for France 1998.

2002

(UEFA Group 9)
07.Oct 00 ENGLAND 0-1 Germany 11.Oct 00 Finland 0-0 ENGLAND 24.Mar 01 ENGLAND 2-1 Finland 28.Mar 01 Albania 1-3 ENGLAND 06.Jun 01 Greece 0-2 ENGLAND 01.Sep 01 Germany 1-5 ENGLAND 05.Sep 01 ENGLAND 2-0 Albania 06.Oct 01 ENGLAND 2-2 Greece
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 8 5 2 1 16- 6 17 2.Germany 8 5 2 1 14-10 17 3.Finland 8 3 3 2 12- 7 12 4.Greece 8 2 1 5 7-17 7 5.Albania 8 1 0 7 5-14 3 ENGLAND qualified for Korea/Japan 2002.

2006

(UEFA Group 6)
04.Sep 04 Austria 2-2 ENGLAND 08.Sep 04 Poland 1-2 ENGLAND 09.Oct 04 ENGLAND 2-0 Wales 13.Oct 04 Azerbaijan 0-1 ENGLAND 26.Mar 05 ENGLAND 4-0 Northern Ireland 30.Mar 05 ENGLAND 2-0 Azerbaijan 03.Sep 05 Wales 0-1 ENGLAND 07.Sep 05 Northern Ireland 1-0 ENGLAND 08.Oct 05 ENGLAND 1-0 Austria 12.Oct 05 ENGLAND 2-1 Poland
P W D L Gls Pts 1.ENGLAND 10 8 1 1 17- 5 25 2.Poland 10 8 0 2 27- 9 24 3.Austria 10 4 3 3 15-12 15 4.Northern Ireland 10 2 3 5 10-18 9 5.Wales 10 2 2 6 10-15 8 6.Azerbaijan 10 0 3 7 1-21 3 ENGLAND qualified for Germany 2006.

 
 

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