World Cup Record

England World Cup Record

The England team sometimes suffers from the great expectations of the English footballing community, we view the Premier League as the best football league in the world and we expect our players to perform as well as they do in the domestic game in the international arena.

England World Cup Record

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2010 South Africa

Group Results
England 1-1 USA
England 0-0 Algeria
England 1-0 Solvenia
Last 16
England 1-4 Germany

2006 Germany

There were high hopes for the 2006 World Cup which would be Sven-Goran Eriksson's second World Cup in charge after going out to Brazil in the Quarter Finals in 2002. England failed to improve on that and once again went out in the last eight at the hands of Portugal following a penalty shoot out.

Group
England 1 -0 Paraguay
England 2 -0 Trinidad & Tobago
Sweden 2 -2 England
Last 16
England 1 -0 Ecuador
Quarter Final
England 0 - 0 Portugal (lost on penalties)

2002 Korea/Japan

Sven's first World Cup in charge of England, he took over half way through England's qualifying matches following the resignation of Kevin Keegan and guided England to the Quarter Finals in Japan and Korea. A respectable effort but should have done better against Brazil.

Group
England 1 - 1 Sweden
Argentina 0 - 1 England
Nigeria 0 - 0 England
Last 16
Denmark 0 - 3 England
Quarter Finals
England 1 - 2 Brazil

1998 France

Glenn Hoddle's England failed to get past the first 16 following yet another penalty shoot out exit to Argentina, which also saw what could have easily been the end of a young David Beckham's career when he was sent off for a silly red card incident.

Group
England 2 - 0 Tunisia
Romania 2 - 1 England
Colombia 0 - 2 England
Last 16
Argentina 2 - 2 (lost on penalties)

1994 USA

The World Cup that is erased from the memory of most England fans following our failure to qualify and a time that Graham Taylor would like to forget about.

1990 Italy

A World Cup to remember for the late Bobby Robson as his last world cup in charge of the England when a valiant England side reached the semi finals to be beaten by West Germany on penalties and Paul Gascoigne sobbed emotionally after being shown yellow card which meant he would not be able to play in the final should England have got there.

Group
England 1 - 1 Ireland
Engladn 0 - 0 Netherlands
England 1 - 0 Egypt
Last 16
England 1 - Belgium (after extra time)
Quarter Final
England 3 - 2 Cameroon (after extra time)
Semi Final
Germany 1 - 1 England (lost on penalties)

1986 Mexico

One of the most infamous exits from the World Cup saw Bobby Robson's team cheated by Maradonnas "Hand of God" as they were knocked out of the competition in the quarter finals.

Group
Portugal 1 - 0 England
England 0 - 0 Morocco
England 3 - 0 Poland
Last 16
England 3 - 0 Paraguay
Quarter Final
Argentina 2 - 1 England

1982 Spain

England won their first round group in Espania'82, but Bobby Robson's side bowed out in the second round coming 2nd in their table following two 0-0 draws.

Group
England 3 - 1 France
England 2 - 0 Czechoslovakia
England 1 - 0 Kuwait
Group B
Germany 0 - 0
Spain 0 - 0 England

1978 Argentina

For the second World Cup in succession, England (this time under Ron Greenwood) failed to to qualify for the finals.

1974 - West Germany

England failed to qualify for this World Cup which lead to the resignation of the 1966 World Cup hero Alf Ramsey.

1970 - Mexico

Following the massive success of the 1966 World Cup, Alf Ramseys England side were the favourites to win the World Cup in Mexico but were beaten by one of the finalists West Germany in the quarter finals.

Group
England 1 - 0 Romania
Brazil 1 - 0 England
England 1 - 0 Czechoslovakia
Quarter Final
Germany 3 - 2 England 9after extra time)

1966 - England

The most famous World Cup of all for England fans, the one and only time England have won the competition, whats more coming on home soil.

Group
England 0 - 0 Uruguay
England 2 - 0 Mexico
England 2 - 0 France
Quarter Final
England 1 - 0 Argentina
Semi Final
England 2 - 1 Portugal
Final
England 4 - 2 Germany (after extra time)

1962 - Chile

Walter Winterbottom's side went through to the Quarter Finals after finishingn runners up in the group before coming unstuck against eventual winners Brazil.

Group
Hungary 2 - 1 England
England 3 - 1 Argentina
England 0 - 0 Bulgaria
Quarter Final
Brazil 3 - 1 England

1958 - Sweden

England failed to win a single game in this World Cup and never progressed past the Group stage.

Group
Soviet Union 2 - 2 England
Brazil 0 - 0 England
England 2 - 2 Austria
Soviet Union 1 - 0 England

1954 - Switzerland

England's second appearance in a World Cup finals finished at the Quarter Finals stage at the hands of Uruguay.

Group
England 4 - 4 Belgium (after extra time)
England 2 - 0 Switzerland
Quarter Final
England 2 - 4 Uruguay

 

1950 - Brazil

England's World Cup debut started well with a 2-0 against Chile but soon ended in disappointment following two subsequent Group defeats which saw them fail to qualify for the knock out stages. 

Group
England 2 - 0 Chile
United States 1 - 0 England
Spain 1 - 0 England