England (Football Team)

The England national football team represents England in men’s international football since the first ever 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. Also known as The Three Lions, 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 one of only eight nations to have been crowned world champions, having won the 1966 edition of the World Cup.
England is the joint oldest national team in football. They played in the world’s first international football match in 1872, against Scotland. England’s home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their training headquarters is at St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent. The team’s manager is Gareth Southgate.
Since first entering the tournament in 1950, England has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 15 times. They won the 1966 World Cup, when they also hosted the finals, and finished fourth in both 1990 and 2018. Since first entering in 1964, England has never won the UEFA European Championship, with their best performances being third-place finishes in 1968 and 1996, the latter as hosts. England, as a constituent country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete at the Olympic Games.

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The FIFA World Cup, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), is an international association football competition played by senior men’s national teams of members of the game’s global governing body. The FIFA World Cup is held once every four years after the inaugural tournament in 1930, but was not held in 1942 and 1946 due…