WORLD CUP: Did you know

England took part in the World Cup finals for the first time in 1950. Despite winning their

opening game against Chile, they lost to the USA and Spain and packed their bags after the first round. In 1954, England lost to Uruguay in the quarter-finals.


England’s glory came in the 1966 on home turf. Football’s inventors were crowned world champions for the first and only time after a 4-2 win against Germany in the final.


Since then, England have not progressed beyond the semi-finals. In 1990 they reached the last four.