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World Cup 2014 England National Team

  • FIFA country code: ENG
  • FIFA member since: 1905
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: The Football Association
  • Association founded: 1863
  • Most caps: Peter Shilton (125)
  • Top scorer: Bobby Charlton (49)
  • 1st World Cup win: 2-0 Chile in Brazil ’50
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Stan Mortensen (1950)
  • World Cup top scorer: Gary Lineker (10)
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World Cup 2014 England Schedule Group D

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
7
14/06
16:00
Fortaleza
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
1-3Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
8
14/06
18:00
Manaus
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland
1-2Italy
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy team
23
19/06
16:00
São Paulo
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
2-1England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team
24
20/06
13:00
Recife
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
39
24/06
13:00
Natal
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Uruguay
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay team
40
24/06
13:00
Belo Horizonte
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica
0-0England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team

England is the 17th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 15th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Poland that ended in a 2-0 win. Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard scored the 2 goals. Since the World Cup 2014 England national team lost 0 qualification matches, they qualified directly for the 2014 World Cup. Ukraine was a threat but since they lost 1 qualification match, England has 2 more points and occupies the number 1 spot of group H.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica3210417
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay3201446
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly3102233
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland3012241

World Cup 2014 England Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 England national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Joe Hart
Ben Foster
Fraser Forster
Leighton Baines
Gary Cahill
Phil Jagielka
Glen Johnson
Phil Jones
Luke Shaw
Chris Smalling
Ross Barkley
Steven Gerrard
Jordan Henderson
Adam Lallana
Frank Lampard
James Milner
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Raheem Sterling
Jack Wilshere
Rickie Lambert
Wayne Rooney
Daniel Sturridge
Danny Welbeck
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Head Coach: Roy Hodgson (English)
Captain: Steven Gerrard

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England World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 13

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1950Group Stage8310222
1954Quarter-Finals6311188
1958Group Stage11403145
1962Quarter-Finals8411256
1966Champions16510113
1970Quarter-Finals8420244
1982Round 26532061
1986Quarter-Finals8521273
1990Semi-Finals4733186
1998Round of 169421174
2002Quarter-Finals6522163
2006Quarter-Finals7532062
2010Round of 1613412135
Best/TotalFinal1592619147752

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1966 – Final: For the first and last time so far England reached the Final and won with 4-2 against West Germany.

Worst Performance

1958 – Group stage: This is the only World Cup where England was unable to win any group matches.

Did You Know England:

  • Has the following nickname: The Three Lions
  • Is the 5th country to win a World Cup
  • Is the oldest national football team in the world together with Scotland
  • Is the 3rd host country to have won a World Cup
  • Has a long time rivalry with Argentina, Scotland and Germany
  • Only played their first World Cup in 1950, although they played the world’s first international football match ever back in 1872 (against Scotland)
  • Missed previous World Cups due their bad relationship with FIFA and rejoined FIFA in 1946 after having left in 1928
  • Had a bad relationship with FIFA since they both couldn’t agree about the definition of an amateur player and whether they should be paid or not
  • Played an infamous 1950 World Cup group match against USA where they unexpectedly lost with 1-0, a score that is known as 1 of the greatest upset in World Cup history
  • Midfielder Jimmy Dickinson’s own goal in the match against Belgium in 1954, is the only own goal scored in extra time so far in World Cup history

  • Midfielder Jimmy Dickinson’s own goal

    is also the latest own goal scored in World Cup history (94th minute)

  • Lost 8 players (3 international players) due to the the Munich air disaster on February 6 1958, 4 months before the 1958 World Cup started
  • Forward Bobby Charlton who played his first World Cup in 1958 survived the Munich air disaster
  • Played the first World Cup match where 0 goals were scored (against Brazil in the 1958 World Cup)
  • Forward Bobby Charlton who played in the 1958 and 1962 World Cup, played with his brother Jack Charlton in the 1966 and 1970 World Cup
  • Encountered rival Argentina for the first time in the 1962 World Cup
  • Introduced their own official World Cup song since the 1966 World Cup
  • Played against West Germany in 1966 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Received the nickname Wingless Wonders during the 1966 World Cup, referring to the 4-3-3 ‘wingless’ format the team was using as a play style
  • Striker Geoff Hurst is the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup Final
  • Striker Geoff Hurst scored a famous controversial goal (Wembley goal) in the 1966 World Cup Final which many people still discuss whether the ball crossed the line or not
  • Is the first World Cup champion which didn’t win the first World Cup match (1966)
  • Defender Bobby Moore was arrested in Colombia in 1970  on his way to Mexico since he was falsely accused of stealing a bracelet, it is believed this was purposely done by someone fearing of his participation in the 1970 World Cup
  • Was eliminated from the 1982 World Cup while having lost 0 matches
  • Goalkeeper Peter Shilton became the first goalkeeper to have a record clean sheet of 10 matches (1982-1990)
  • Lost the 1990, 1998 and 2006 World Cup because of the penalty shoot out, resulting in some sort of fear of ever having to take a penalty shootout again in a World Cup
  • Is the only country so far to have taken 3 World Cup penalty shootouts, without winning once
  • Played an infamous World Cup 1986 Quarter-Final match against Argentina where Diego Maradona scored his famous goal with the hand which the whole world saw except for 1 person: the referee
  • Midfielder Bryan Robson got injured in both the 1986 and 1990 World Cup and didn’t play anymore in the tournaments, coincidentally both times he got injured in the 2nd group match
  • Midfielder Paul Gascoigne famously cried when booked in the World Cup 1990 Semi-Final match against West Germany since he would miss the Final, a memorable moment for England (England at the end didn’t advance to the Final)
  • Played an infamous 1998 World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina where David Beckham received a red card after touching an Argentinian player with his foot, resulting in many English people blaming and abusing him for the elimination of the team
  • Did not have an official song for the 2010 World Cup since the then coach Fabio Capello banned it, saying he wanted to be “fully focused on the football”
  • Played an infamous World Cup 2010 Round of 16 match against Germany which is not only their worst ever World Cup defeat (4-1), but a valid Frank Lampard goal was disallowed by the referee thinking the ball did not cross the goal line
  • Forward Theo Walcott will unfortunately miss the 2014 World Cup due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee
  • Will be based in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1962Bronze Boot (2 goals)Ron Flowers
1966Golden BallBobby Charlton
1966Silver BallBobby Moore
1966Bronze Boot (4 goals)Geoff Hurst
1966All-Star TeamGordon Banks
George Cohen
Bobby Moore
Bobby Charlton
1970All-Star TeamBobby Charlton
1986Golden Boot (6 goals)Gary Lineker
1986All-Star TeamGary Lineker
1990Bronze Boot (4 goals)Gary Lineker
1990FIFA Fair Play TrophyEngland
1990All-Star TeamPaul Gascoigne
1998Best Young Player AwardMichael Owen (age 18)
1998FIFA Fair Play TrophyEngland
2002All-Star TeamSol Campbell
2006All-Star TeamJohn Terry

Curious which place FIFA gave England in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups England has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

England in Action

England Defeats Switzerland With 2-0 – 1954 World Cup

England Defeats France With 2-0 – 1966 World Cup

England Defeats Argentina With 1-0 in the Quarter-Final – 1966 World Cup

England Defeats Portugal With 2-1 in the Semi-Final – 1966 World Cup

England Defeats West Germany With 4-2 in the Final – 1966 World Cup

England Loses Memorable Match Against Brazil – 1970 World Cup

England Defeats France With 3-1 – 1982 World Cup

England Defeats Poland With 3-0 – 1986 World Cup

England Defeats Paraguay With 3-0 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

England Defeats Belgium With 1-0 in the Round of 16 – 1990 World Cup

England Defeats Cameroon With 3-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1990 World Cup

England Loses Memorable Semi-Final Against West Germany – 1990 World Cup

England Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Argentina – 1998 World Cup

England Defeats Argentina With 0-1 – 2002 World Cup

England Defeats Denmark With 0-3 in the Round of 16 – 2002 World Cup

England Defeats Ecuador With 1-0 in the Round of 16 – 2006 World Cup

England Draws Memorable Match Against USA – 2010 World Cup

England Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Germany – 2010 World Cup

England: 2014 World Cup Profile

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