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Name:
England National Team
Jersey Brand:
Umbro
Honours:
1 World Cup, 2 Olympic Golds
Home Uniform:
White jersey; white shorts; white socks
Away Uniform:
Red jersey; white shorts; red socks
Most capped player:
Peter Shilton
Top Scorer:
Bobby Charlton
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England national football team is one of the oldest, founded in 1870, and played the worlds' first international game in 1872 against Scotland, played at the Oval cricket ground in London.

The Iconic England Soccer Jersey

old-wembley (41K) Almost as famous as the team is its spiritual home Wembley, who no other than Pele said, 'Wembley is the cathedral of football. It is the capital of football and it is the heart of football.'
Built in 1923, it has been the home of England until the present day, the original stadium was redeveloped with the new Wembley opening in 2007, England's first game at the new ground was against Brazil on 1st June.

England Soccer and the World Cup

The first world cup as held in 1930, but it was not until the fourth tournament in 1950 that England first took part. Including 1950 England have competed in 12 tournament finals, in 1950, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 82, 86, 90, 98, 2002,2006 and the 13th will be the finals in 2010 South Africa. 1966-world-cup (38K)

Englands most successful tournament was the win in 1966, wearing the famous iconic all red shirt with white numbers the beating West Germany 4-2 in the final at Wembley.

The 1970 world cup ended with England narrowly losing to eventual winners Brazil. After Mexico 1970, the rest of the 70's was a there was a bit of a barren spell with England not qualifying until Spain 1982.

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Mexico 86 was the best world cup for England since Mexico, with the team losing 2-1 to Argentina in the Quarter Finals, which is rembembered for the infamous "Hand of God" incident.

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Four years later Italia 90 provided more drama with England reaching the Semi Finals, and looking good to go all the way. However, losing on penalties to West Germany (this was to happen again in Euro 96). This game is game is remembered for Gazza crying after receiving a second yellow card; which would led to Englands best player missing the final if they had won the game.

After missing 1994 in the States, France 98 was the next destination and another meeting with Argentina, the wonder goal by a young Michael Owen wasn't enough though and once again England went out on penalities.

2002 Korea and Japan's hosted the World Cup. England got revenge on Argentina, but lost with a lack luster 2nd half performace against Brazil in the quarter finals.

Portugal 2006 was another quarter final penalty shoot-out against host nation Portugal. Another talking point was Ronaldo's part in his Man Utd team mate Wayne Rooney being sent off and his subsequent winking to his team mates.

The England Shirt and famous 3 Lions Badge Badge

England have kept true to the Home Jersey being White and the Red for the away Shirt. In the 90s bad taste in football kits ruled and England flirted with this trend. Below are Shirt from each of the post war decades.

Bukta and Admirial have both been manufacturers of England kits, but its Umbro that have produced most of the shirts, and is the current kit manufacturer. The 3 lions badge was on the very first shirt, however after the war the badge also included 10 roses. The reason for the lions dates back to Richard the Lionheart, but the reason for the 10 roses is unclear.

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