The Three Lions: History of England national football team (part 3)

England qualified for Euro 2004 qualifiers. In the group stage, England lost 1-2 to France in the first match, but won two matches against Switzerland and Croatia to win the second position in Group B (after France). In the quarterfinals, England drew Portugal host 2-2 after 120 minutes of play, and lost 5-6 in a […]

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 Three Lions: History of England national football team (part 1)

The England national football team, also known as The Three Lions, is the team of the British Football Association and represents England internationally. The first international match football was played, in 1872, was also the debut of England along with Scotland. Born almost the earliest and obviously appreciated, England has a modest achievement compared to […]