England national football team

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The England national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.wikipedia
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The England national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England.
With over 40,000 association football clubs, England has more clubs involved in the code than any other country as well as the world's first club (Sheffield F.C.), the world's oldest professional association football club (Notts County), the oldest national governing body (the Football Association), the joint-first national team, the oldest national knockout competition (the FA Cup) and the oldest national league (the English Football League).

FIFA World Cup

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It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. As a result, they did not compete in a World Cup until 1950, in which they were beaten in a 1–0 defeat by the United States, failing to get past the first round in one of the most embarrassing defeats in the team's history.
The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England and Spain with one title each.

Wembley Stadium

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England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters is at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent.
The stadium hosts major football matches including home matches of the England national football team, and the FA Cup Final.

Scotland national football team

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England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872.
Scotland is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872.

Gareth Southgate

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The team's manager is Gareth Southgate.
He is the manager of the England national team.

1872 Scotland v England football match

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England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872.
It was contested by the national teams of Scotland and England.

1966 FIFA World Cup

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They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018. The 1966 FIFA World Cup was hosted in England and Ramsey guided England to victory with a 4–2 win against West Germany after extra time in the final, during which Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick.
England defeated West Germany 4–2 in the final to win their first World Cup; the match had finished at 2–2 after 90 minutes and went to extra time, when Geoff Hurst scored two goals to complete his hat-trick, the first and as of 2018 only to be scored in a World Cup final, with spectators storming the pitch during the fourth goal.

1990 FIFA World Cup

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They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018.
Italy finished third and England fourth, after both lost their semi-finals in penalty shootouts.

1966 FIFA World Cup Final

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They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018. The 1966 FIFA World Cup was hosted in England and Ramsey guided England to victory with a 4–2 win against West Germany after extra time in the final, during which Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick.
The match was contested by England and West Germany, with England winning 4–2 after extra time to claim the Jules Rimet Trophy.

British Home Championship

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Over the next 40 years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.
The British Home Championship (historically known as the British International Championship or simply the International Championship) was an annual football competition contested between the United Kingdom's four national teams: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the last of whom competed as Ireland for most of the competition's history).

Ireland national football team (1882–1950)

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Over the next 40 years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.
It mainly played in the British Home Championship against England, Scotland and Wales.

Wales national football team

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Over the next 40 years, England played exclusively with the other three Home Nations—Scotland, Wales and Ireland—in the British Home Championship.
Wales' first match against England came in 1879, a 2–1 defeat at the Kennington Oval, London, and in 1882, Wales faced Ireland for the first time, winning 7–1 in Wrexham.

United States v England (1950 FIFA World Cup)

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As a result, they did not compete in a World Cup until 1950, in which they were beaten in a 1–0 defeat by the United States, failing to get past the first round in one of the most embarrassing defeats in the team's history.
The United States defeated England 1–0 on 29 June 1950, in a group match of the 1950 FIFA World Cup at Estádio Independência in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.

England v Scotland representative football matches (1870–72)

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A representative match between England and Scotland was played on 5 March 1870, having been organised by the Football Association.
They were followed by the 1872 match in Glasgow between Scotland and England which is recognised as the first international match.

Republic of Ireland national football team

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Their first defeat on home soil to a foreign team was a 0–2 loss to the Republic of Ireland, on 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park.
The Republic of Ireland was the first nation from outside the United Kingdom to defeat England at home in a fixture played at Goodison Park, Liverpool, in 1949.

St George's Park National Football Centre

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England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters is at St George's Park, Burton upon Trent.

Match of the Century (1953 England v Hungary football match)

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A 6–3 loss in 1953 to Hungary, was their second defeat by a foreign team at Wembley.
On 25 November 1953, an international football match was played between Hungary—then the world's number one ranked team, the Olympic champions and on a run of 24 unbeaten games, and England, that became known as the Match of the Century.

Walter Winterbottom

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Although Walter Winterbottom was appointed as England's first ever full-time manager in 1946, the team was still picked by a committee until Alf Ramsey took over in 1963.
Sir Walter Winterbottom (31 March 1913 – 16 February 2002) was the first manager of the England football team (1946–1962) and FA Director of Coaching.

Goodison Park

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Their first defeat on home soil to a foreign team was a 0–2 loss to the Republic of Ireland, on 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park.
Anfield's capacity grew to over 20,000 with the club hosted an international match with England hosting Ireland.

1949 England v Ireland football match

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Their first defeat on home soil to a foreign team was a 0–2 loss to the Republic of Ireland, on 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park.
On 21 September 1949 at Goodison Park, Liverpool, the home of Everton, England were defeated 2–0 by Ireland in a friendly international.

Alf Ramsey

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Although Walter Winterbottom was appointed as England's first ever full-time manager in 1946, the team was still picked by a committee until Alf Ramsey took over in 1963.
As a player, he represented the England national team and captained the side, but he is best known for his time as England manager from 1963 to 1974, which included guiding them to victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.

Hungary national football team

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A 6–3 loss in 1953 to Hungary, was their second defeat by a foreign team at Wembley.
Hungary lost 7–0 to England and thus were eliminated.

2018 FIFA World Cup

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They won the 1966 World Cup, when they hosted the finals, and finished fourth in 1990 and 2018.

Geoff Hurst

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The 1966 FIFA World Cup was hosted in England and Ramsey guided England to victory with a 4–2 win against West Germany after extra time in the final, during which Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick.
A striker, he remains the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, when England recorded a 4–2 victory over West Germany at Wembley Stadium in 1966.

Don Revie

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Ramsey was succeeded by Don Revie between 1974 and 1977, but the team failed to qualify for UEFA Euro 1976 and the 1978 FIFA World Cup.
Donald George Revie OBE (10 July 1927 – 26 May 1989) was an England international footballer and manager, best known for his successful spell with Leeds United from 1961 until 1974 which preceded his appointment as England manager.