The Three Lions: History of England national football team (part 2)

Then came the dark 70s when English football failed to qualify for two World Cups: 1974 and 1978, as well as two Euro Cups: 1972 and 1976.

Entering the 80s, England was a bit prosperous when reaching the Euro 1980 final but eliminated from the group stage. At the 1982 World Cup, England stopped in the second group stage. The team failed to qualify for Euro 1984 before attending the 1986 World Cup, where the English team played brilliantly before being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Argentina with two goals. famous of Diego Maradona. The team continued to qualify for Euro 1988, but were eliminated in the group stage with a record of three losing matches.

In the 90s, England impressed in the 1990 World Cup finals when they reached the semi-finals and only lost to West Germany in a penalty shootout. In this tournament, the team won fourth place overall. He qualified for Euro 1992. In Group A against Sweden, Denmark and France, England finished last and eliminated. After that, the team did not play well and did not qualify for the 1994 World Cup.

England are the hosts of Euro 1996, they finished first in Group A after two victories against Scotland and the Netherlands, and a draw against Switzerland. In the quarter-finals, England overcame Spain after a penalty shootout, before stopping in the semifinals against the German championship team also on the 11-meter mark.

He qualified for the 1998 World Cup, and finished second in Group G after Romania. In the round of 16, England lost to Argentina in penalty shootout in the match that David Beckham received a red card. The team stopped in the Euro 2000 group stage when they only got 3 points after the victory against Germany, and lost 2 matches against Portugal and Romania.

He reunited Argentina in Group F World Cup 2002. David Beckham‘s only goal on penalties against Argentina helped him pay off his debt four years ago, and helped them win second place of the opponent. He reached the round of 16 and defeated Denmark 3-0. In the quarter-finals, England lost to the Brazilian champions 1-2 team and stopped.