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England national football team

Sport DictionaryWorld Cup 2006 Teams and Players
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Nickname Three Lions
Association The Football Association
Coach Sport Dictionary Sven-Göran Eriksson,
 2001 - July 2006
Most caps Peter Shilton (125)
Top scorer Sir Bobby Charlton (49)
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First international
Sport DictionaryScotland 0 - 0 EnglandSport Dictionary
(PartickScotland30 November 1872)
Largest win
Sport DictionaryIreland 0 - 13 EnglandSport Dictionary
(BelfastNorthern Ireland18 February 1882)
Worst defeat
Sport DictionaryHungary 7 - 1 EnglandSport Dictionary
(BudapestHungary23 May 1954)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (First in 1950)
Best result Winners, 1966
European Championship
Appearances 7 (First in 1968)
Best result Third, 1968, Semi-finals, 1996

The England national football team represents England in international football competitions such as the World Cup and the European Championships. It is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England are currently enjoying a six game winning streak in the lead up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

Each of the four Home Nations of the United Kingdom possesses its own separate football association, domestic league and national team. Because the IOC does not accept regional representative teams, England do not compete in Olympic football.

England are by far the most successful of the Home Nations, having won the 1966 World Cup and the British Home Championship thirty-four times, as many as the other three nations have won put together.

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