English Encyclopedia

England national football team
  9.532 K 2 years ago 1 hour ago
The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872.


The England national football team has represented England in international football since the first international match in 1872. It is controlled by The Football Association (FA), the governing body for football in England, which is affiliated with UEFA and comes under the global jurisdiction of world football's governing body FIFA.[3][4] England competes in the three major international tournaments contested by European nations: the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League.

England is the joint oldest national team in football. It played in the world's first international football match in 1872, against Scotland. England's home ground is Wembley StadiumLondon, and its training headquarters is St George's ParkBurton upon Trent. The team's manager is Gareth Southgate.

England is one of eight nations to have won the World Cup.[5] England has qualified for the World Cup 15 times. It won the 1966 World Cup Final, a tournament it also hosted, and finished fourth in both 1990 and 2018. England has never won the European Championship, with its best performance to date being runners-up in 2020. As a constituent country of the United Kingdom, England is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and so does not compete at the Olympic Games. England is currently the only team to have won the World Cup but not won any major continental title at senior level, and the only non-sovereign entity to have won the World Cup.

This image, video or audio may be copyrighted. It is used for educational purposes only.
2 years ago