The England National Football Team represents England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man at football. It is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland. Both teams played in the world’s first international football match in 1872. England National Football Team’s home ground is Wembley Stadium, London.
Every year, the team contests the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship, which alternate biennially. It won the World Cup in 1966, when they hosted the finals, defeating West Germany 4-2. On the other hand, it has never won the UEFA European Football Championship, in which it has only made semi-final appearances at the 1968 and 1996 Championships.
England National Football Team’s traditional colours are white shirts, navy blue shorts and white or black socks. Nonetheless, it has periodically worn an all-white uniform. When the players contest in a foreign country, their traditional colours are red shirts, white shorts and red socks. Nike has been the team’s kit supplier since 2013.
In the early years, England played their home matches all around the country, as they didn’t have a stadium of their own. They used to play in cricket grounds and then they started using football clubs’ stadiums. The original Empire Stadium was built in Wembley, London, for the British Empire Exhibition, and the first match at this ground was played in 1924. The stadium became England’s permanent home stadium during the 1950s but was demolished in 2001 and rebuilt. The team started using the new Wembley Stadium in 2007.
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