· England are certainly one of eight groups to have received the World Cup. They lifted the trophy on residence soil after a 4-2 win after extra-time in opposition to West Germany within the ultimate at Wembley Stadium. Geoff Hurst scored what stays the one hat-trick in a World Cup ultimate (it’s also the newest World Cup hat-trick by a participant from the host nation).
· England (1966) and Spain (2010) are the 2 World Cup winners to have received the trophy solely as soon as. The a number of winners are Brazil (5), Italy (4), (West) Germany (4), Uruguay (2), Argentina (2) and France (2).
· Since profitable the trophy in 1966, England’s greatest World Cup efficiency was fourth in 1990 underneath Bobby Robson (misplaced on penalties versus West Germany within the semi-finals) and 2018 underneath Gareth Southgate (misplaced 2-1 after additional time versus Croatia within the semi-finals regardless of main after Kieran Trippier scored a fifth-minute free-kick).
· England had been eradicated within the first group stage in three of their 15 appearances on the World Cup (1950, 1958, 2014). They didn’t win a sport in 1958 and 2014.
· England’s report in World Cup opening matches is W6-D6-L3. The three defeats had been in 1962 (2-1 versus Hungary), 1986 (1-0 versus Portugal) and 2014 (2-1 versus Italy).
· England’s opening sport of the 2018 World Cup was a 2-1 victory in opposition to Tunisia (91st-minute winner by Harry Kane). The Three Lions can win their opening match in consecutive participations for the second time, after 1970 and 1982 (didn’t qualify in 1974 and 1978).
· England had been runners-up at EURO 2020, dropping the ultimate on penalties in opposition to Italy at Wembley Stadium. France received the 2018 World Cup after dropping the EURO 2016 ultimate on residence soil.
· England certified for the 2022 World Cup after profitable Group I in UEFA qualifying, remaining unbeaten in all 10 qualifiers (W8-D2-L0). The Three Lions (39) had been the main goalscorers in UEFA qualifying.
· Harry Kane was stage alongside Memphis Depay (each 12) because the main goalscorer in UEFA qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. John Stones (9) was England’s main look maker in qualifying.
· England are winless in six matches (W0-D3-L3, all Nations League), since a 3-0 pleasant victory in opposition to Côte d’Ivoire at Wembley Stadium on 29 March. They will equal the nationwide report of seven consecutive winless video games, set from Could to October 1958 (which included all 4 matches on the 1958 World Cup).
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