ENGLAND FACTFILE

NAME: England

NAME: England

NICKNAME: The Three Lions FOUNDED: 1863

FIFA AFFILIATION: 1905 HIGHEST FIFA RANKING: 4 - December 1997 (first achieved) LOWEST FIFA RANKING: 27 - February 1996

PREVIOUS WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 12 (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006)

BEST WORLD CUP PERFORMANCE: Winners (1966)

DATE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2010 WORLD CUP: September 9 2009.

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