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Football: Internationals

General

People

Scorer of a record 13 in the 1958 finals tournament Click to show or hide the answer
English referee who showed three yellow cards to the same player (Josip Simunic of Croatia) in the same game (2006 World Cup) Click to show or hide the answer
President of FIFA 1921–54, the principal instigator of the World Cup; the first trophy (won outright by Brazil in 1970) was named in his honour Click to show or hide the answer
Scorer of the 1,000th goal in World Cup finals (Netherlands v. Scotland, 1978 – Scotland won 3–2) Click to show or hide the answer
English referee of the 2010 World Cup Final (first since Jack Taylor in 1974) Click to show or hide the answer
English referee of the 1974 World Cup Final (last before Howard Webb 2010) Click to show or hide the answer

Countries

Failed to qualify for the Second Round after West Germany beat Austria 1–0 in the 1982 World Cup. Only a victory for W. Germany by a single goal margin would have this result. No one was in any doubt that the two teams had colluded. Led to final group games being played simultaneously Click to show or hide the answer
Losing finalists in the first World Cup Click to show or hide the answer
1970: the two countries involved in a decisive qualifier that caused a war Winners Click to show or hide the answer
Losers Click to show or hide the answer
Qualified for the quarter finals without winning a game (1990 World Cup) Click to show or hide the answer
First country to win the World Cup outside its own territory Click to show or hide the answer
Taken off the pitch after they disputed a goal scored against them (by France) in the 1982 World Cup Click to show or hide the answer
First country to host the World Cup finals twice (1968, 1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Played in three World Cup finals (1974, 1978, 2010) but lost them all Click to show or hide the answer
The only country that has played Brazil but never lost to them (two wins, two draws – including a 2–1 victory in the 1998 World Cup Finals tournament Click to show or hide the answer
September 2016: Sam Allardyce's only game in charge was a 1–0 victory in a World Cup qualifier, settled by an injury–time goal, against Click to show or hide the answer
First Asian country (first from the Asian confederation) to reach the World Cup semi-finals (2002 – one of the host nations) Click to show or hide the answer
First African country to win a World Cup finals game (3–1 vs. Mexico, Argentina 1978) Click to show or hide the answer
First winners of the World Cup (1930); also the only holders not to defend the title (due to a players' strike) Click to show or hide the answer

Cities

1954: Brazil players stormed the Hungarian dressing room in the Battle of Click to show or hide the answer
First non–capital city to host the World Cup Final Click to show or hide the answer
1962: Chile v. Italy – the Battle of Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Highest score in a home international (18 February 1882) Click to show or hide the answer
Highest score in any international Click to show or hide the answer
England's national football development centre, opened in 2012 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Click to show or hide the answer
Controversial plastic horn, popular in South African football crowds (other similar instruments are used in other parts of the world) Click to show or hide the answer

Leading international goalscorers

Most goals in international football (109 for Iran, 1993–2006) Click to show or hide the answer
Previous record holder (see below – also played 4 games for Spain 1961–2, without scoring) Click to show or hide the answer

Leading scorers for selected countries:

Country Goals Caps Years   Name
Argentina56 781991–2002 Click to show or hide the answer
Australia – still active 2015 39832004– Click to show or hide the answer
Brazil77 921957–71 Click to show or hide the answer
Cameroon (clubs included Mallorca, Barcelona, Chelsea and Everton)56 1181997–2014 Click to show or hide the answer
England – still active 2015 511092003– Click to show or hide the answer
France51 1231997–2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Germany71 1372001–14 Click to show or hide the answer
West Germany62 681966–74 Click to show or hide the answer
Hungary 84891945–56 Click to show or hide the answer
Republic of Ireland 681461998–2016 Click to show or hide the answer
Italy35 421965–74 Click to show or hide the answer
Ivory Coast65 1042002–14 Click to show or hide the answer
Netherlands – still active 2015 49982005– Click to show or hide the answer
Northern Ireland 36952000–13 Click to show or hide the answer
Portugal – still active 2015 551202003– Click to show or hide the answer
Scotland 30551958–74 Click to show or hide the answer
301021971–86 Click to show or hide the answer
Senegal (played almost 150 League games in England – Wolves, Wigan, Sheffield Utd, etc.) 29991999–2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Soviet Union42 1121972–88 Click to show or hide the answer
Sweden – still active 2015 561052001– Click to show or hide the answer
Togo – still active 2015 30652000 Click to show or hide the answer
Trinidad & Tobago (played over 300 games in England – Nottm Forest, Birmingham City, Coventry, Derby, Sunderland, Southampton, Crystal Palace)70115 1995–2012 Click to show or hide the answer
Uruguay – still active 2015 43822007– Click to show or hide the answer
USA57 1572000–14 Click to show or hide the answer
Wales28 781980–96 Click to show or hide the answer
Zimbabwe (played over 400 League games in England, for Coventry City, Birmingham City and Sheffield United) 381001991–2007 Click to show or hide the answer

Other leading contenders:

Country Goals Caps Years   Name
England 49 106 1958–70 Click to show or hide the answer
England 48 80 1984–92 Click to show or hide the answer
England Women 46 117 1995–2014 Click to show or hide the answer
Wales 17 50 2006– Click to show or hide the answer

Most international caps

Most–capped footballer of all time (right–sided attacking midfielder – 184 caps for Egypt, 1995–2012) Click to show or hide the answer
Previous record holder (goalkeeper – 178 caps for Saudi Arabia, 1993–2006) Click to show or hide the answer

Argentina 1431994–2011 Click to show or hide the answer
Australia (played over 550 League games in England, mainly for Middlesbrough and Fulham) 1091993–2013 Click to show or hide the answer
Brazil 1421990–2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Bulgaria (played 228 games for Celtic and 186 for Aston Villa) 1061998–2012 Click to show or hide the answer
Colombia – instantly recognisable on account of his permed, dyed blond hair 1111985–98 Click to show or hide the answer
Czech Republic (played 32 League games for Manchester United, 1996–8) 1181994–2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Denmark (played 75 League games for Charlton Athletic, 2004–7) 1262000–14 Click to show or hide the answer
England 1251970–90 Click to show or hide the answer
France (played for Monaco, Parma, Juventus and Barcelona) 1421994–2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Germany 1372001–14 Click to show or hide the answer
West Germany1031965–77 Click to show or hide the answer
West Germany / Germany1501980–2000 Click to show or hide the answer
Republic of Ireland1461998–2016 Click to show or hide the answer
Italy1481997–2015 Click to show or hide the answer
Netherlands1301995–2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Northern Ireland 1191964–86 Click to show or hide the answer
Norway (played 234 League games for Liverpool 2001–8, and 87 for Fulham 2011–14110 2000–13 Click to show or hide the answer
Portugal1271991–2006 Click to show or hide the answer
Scotland1021971–86 Click to show or hide the answer
Senegal (played almost 150 League games in England – Wolves, Wigan, Sheffield Utd, etc.)99 1999–2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Serbia & Montenegro / Serbia (scored 29 in 90 games for Aston Villa) 1041994–2008 Click to show or hide the answer
Soviet Union 1121972–88 Click to show or hide the answer
Spain 1622000–15 Click to show or hide the answer
Sweden143 1981–97 Click to show or hide the answer
Uruguay (played 63 games for Manchester United, 2002–4)1122002–14 Click to show or hide the answer
USA 1641992–2004 Click to show or hide the answer
Wales 921982–97 Click to show or hide the answer

Other England centurions:

1151996–2009 Click to show or hide the answer
1142000–14 Click to show or hide the answer
1071962–73 Click to show or hide the answer
1072001–14 Click to show or hide the answer
1072003–15 Click to show or hide the answer
1061999–2014 Click to show or hide the answer
1051958–70 Click to show or hide the answer
1041946–59 Click to show or hide the answer

Other Republic of Ireland centurions:

1291996–2015 Click to show or hide the answer
1101997–2011 Click to show or hide the answer
1021988–2002 Click to show or hide the answer
1022001–2015 Click to show or hide the answer

National Team Nicknames

Australia Click to show or hide the answer
New Zealand Click to show or hide the answer

Indomitable Lions Click to show or hide the answer
Elephants Click to show or hide the answer
Black Stars Click to show or hide the answer
Azzurri Click to show or hide the answer
Reggae Boyz Click to show or hide the answer
Super Eagles Click to show or hide the answer
Bufana Bufana ("The Boys The Boys") Click to show or hide the answer
Soca Warriors Click to show or hide the answer
Eagles of Carthage Click to show or hide the answer

England managers

11946–62 Click to show or hide the answer
21962–74 Click to show or hide the answer
Caretaker1974 Click to show or hide the answer
31974–77 Click to show or hide the answer
41977–82 Click to show or hide the answer

England were eliminated from the 1982 World Cup Finals tournament without winning a game (drawing all three).

51982–90 Click to show or hide the answer
61990–93 Click to show or hide the answer
71993–96 Click to show or hide the answer
81996–99 Click to show or hide the answer
Caretaker1999 Click to show or hide the answer
91999–2000 Click to show or hide the answer
Caretakers2000 Click to show or hide the answer
102000–06 Click to show or hide the answer
112006–07 Click to show or hide the answer
122007–12 Click to show or hide the answer
132012–16 Click to show or hide the answer
14July–Sep 2016 Click to show or hide the answer
142016– Click to show or hide the answer

England Managers – Women

The Women's Football Association was founded in 1969, in the midst of an upsurge of interest following the men's team's victory in the 1966 World Cup. The England Women's team played its first official match against Scotland in 1972; Eric Worthington was appointed as the team's first manager. The first 'permanent' manager was Tom Tranter (1973–9). In total there were six managers and three caretakers before the first one listed in the table below (who is the first one I believe you're ever likely to get asked about).

1988–2013 Click to show or hide the answer
2013–17 – sacked following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in 2014, when he was manager at Bristol Academy Click to show or hide the answer
2018– Click to show or hide the answer

Brent Hills was caretaker manager between Powell and Sampson. Mo Marley was caretaker manager between Sampson and Neville.

England Red Cards

In any form of football, red cards are now accepted as an inevitable part of the game. But when an England player gets sent off, it's still headline news.

Mainly in order to save space, I've separated England's 15 red cards (to date) according to the competition (or otherwise) that they occurred in. The first column in each table shows the order in which they occurred. In the fourth column, 'R' means a straight red and '2Y' means two yellows.

World Cup Finals

4 1986 Morocco R Throwing the ball at the ref's feet Click to show or hide the answer
5 1998 Argentina R Kicking the offender (who over–reacted shamelessly) after being fouled Click to show or hide the answer
11 2006 Portugal R Stamping on an opponent Click to show or hide the answer

World Cup Qualifiers

2 1973 Poland (A) R Grabbing an opponent by the throat and kneeing him in the groin Click to show or hide the answer
10 2005 Austria (H) 2Y Two fouls (on the same opponent) in two minutes Click to show or hide the answer
12 2009 Ukraine (A) R Bringing down a striker who was in on goal Click to show or hide the answer
14 2012 Ukraine (H) 2Y One alleged elbow, one rash challenge Click to show or hide the answer

European Championships

1 1968 Yugoslavia R Retaliatory tackle Click to show or hide the answer

European Championship Qualifiers

6 1998 Sweden (A) 2Y Two serious fouls Click to show or hide the answer
7 1999 Sweden (H) 2Y Two bad tackles (the first a real shocker in the 2nd minute) Click to show or hide the answer
8 1999 Poland (H) R "A late scrappy scythe" – the last thing he did in an England shirt Click to show or hide the answer
9 2002 Macedonia (H) 2Y Two reckless tackles Click to show or hide the answer
13 2011 Montenegro (A) R Petulant kick at an opponent from behind Click to show or hide the answer

Friendlies

3 1977 Argentina (A) R Nasty tackle from behind Click to show or hide the answer
15 2014 Ecuador (N) R An over–zealous tackle, and his alleged part in the resultant confrontation Click to show or hide the answer

England Kit Suppliers

1954–9, 1966–74 and 1983–2013 Click to show or hide the answer
1959–66 Click to show or hide the answer
1974–83 Click to show or hide the answer
2013– Click to show or hide the answer

Umbro was taken over by Nike in 2008.

England (other)

First overseas country to beat England in England (6–3, 1953) Click to show or hide the answer
When England beat Germany 5–1 in 2001, all the goals (Owen 3, Gerrard, Heskey) were scored by players from (club) ("5–1 and even Heskey scored!") Click to show or hide the answer
Scorer of Germany's goal after 6 minutes (Owen equalised after 12) Click to show or hide the answer

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