English national football team


July 5, 2022

The England national football team is the national team of England, managed by The Football Association. The English national team is one of the two oldest national teams in football history, along with Scotland. These two teams played the very first national team match in football history on November 30, 1872. Nicknamed: Three Lions (Háromoroszlánosok in Hungarian). The United Kingdom is traditionally treated differently in the world of football compared to other countries, as other states can participate in international competitions with only one team, but here the four constituent nations have separate leagues and national teams. However, the International Olympic Committee does not recognize this division, so England cannot participate in the Olympics with a separate team. Their home matches are usually hosted at London's Wembley Stadium. England is one of eight nations to have won the FIFA World Cup. All this happened in 1966 in a domestic environment, when they defeated the team of East Germany 4-2 after extra time. Her best result at the European Championships is the silver medal she won in 2020.


England has one of the oldest national teams along with Scotland. On November 30, 1872, these two national teams played the very first national team match in football history. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. For the next 30 years, England only played against Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the British domestic championship. They were admitted to FIFA in 1906. In 1908, they took part in a Central European tour and at that time they were able to compete with other national teams. They did not have an official stadium until 1923, when Wembley was opened. They left FIFA in 1928, and then became its members again in 1946. As a result, they did not participate in the World Cup until 1950. In their first World Cup match, they defeated Chile 2–0. Then came the memorable 1-0 defeat against the United States, which was very embarrassing for England as a whole. It is strange because the Americans mostly featured amateur players and the English press expected at least a 10-0 English victory. For the first time at home, they lost to Ireland 2-0 at Goodison Park on September 21, 1949. On November 25, 1953, Hungary was the first national team to win at Wembley Stadium. Never before had England lost at home against a non-island team. The 6-3 victory of the Hungarians was therefore of sporting historical significance. the second leg of the match was held in Budapest, which was also won by the Hungarians 7–1. At the 1954 World Cup, they reached the quarter-finals, where they lost to Uruguay 4–2. Walter Winterbottom was national team captain from 1946, he was replaced in 1963 by Alf Ramsey, with whom England won the World Cup in 1966. In the final against Germany, they won 4–2 after extra time with Geoff Hurst's hat-trick. Two years after the World Cup, they took third place at the 1968 European Championship. They automatically qualified for the 1970 World Cup as the defending champions. After the group stage, they reached the quarter-finals, where they met FRZ again. The English were already leading 2-0, but the Germans stood up, equalized, and turned the match in their favor in extra time. They failed to qualify for the 1974 and 1978 World Championships. They next played at the 1982 World Cup in Spain. After advancing from the group stage, they were eliminated in the second group stage. In 1986, under the management of Bobby Robson, in the quarter-finals, there were two mentions