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Season 1930-31 to 1933-34 - World Champions: Uruguay
None
(England did not play Uruguay for the first time until 1953).
Season 1934-35 to 1937-38 - World Champions: Italy
Friendly
195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
(56,044)
Brook (2), Drake
Meazza (2)
HW
9 members of World Cup-winning side
(Allemandi, Bertolini, Ferrari, Ferraris, Guaita, Meazza, Monti, Monzeglio and Orsi all played for Italy against Czechoslovakia in Roma on 10 June 1934).
Season 1938-39 to 1949-50 - World Champions: Italy
End-of-Season Tours
224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale San Siro, Milano
(70,000)
Biavata, Piola
Lawton, Hall
AD
9 members of World Cup-winning side
(Andreolo, Biavati, Colaussi, Foni, Locatelli, Meazza, Oliviera, Piola and Rava all played for Italy against Hungary in Paris on 19 June 1938). Meazza had also played in the 1934 final.
240 16 May 1948 - Italy 0 England 4 [0-2]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
(58,000)
Mortensen, Finney (2), Lawton AW
No members of World Cup-winning side
(Italy beat Hungary in Paris on 19 June 1938).
Friendly  
252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0 [0-0]
White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London (60,000)
Wright, Rowley HW
No members of World Cup-winning side
(Italy beat Hungary in Paris on 19 June 1938).
Season 1950-51 to 1953-54 - World Champions: Uruguay
End-of-Season Tour
279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1 [1-0]
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
(80,000)
Abaddie, Miguez
Taylor
AL
6 members of World Cup-winning side
(Andrade, Gonzá
lez, Máspoli, Míguez, Pérez and Schiaffino all played for Uruguay against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on 16 July 1950).
World Cup Finals 1954 in Switzerland  
290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2 [2-1]
Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel
(28,000/50,000)
Borges, Varela, Schiaffino, Ambrois
Lofthouse, Finney
NL
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(Andrade, Máspoli, Míguez
, Schiaffino and Varela all played for Uruguay against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on 16 July 1950).
Season 1954-55 to 1957-58 - World Champions: West Germany
Friendlies
293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1 [1-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Bentley, R.Allen, Shackleton
Beck
HW
3 members of World Cup-winning side
(Kohlmeyer, Liebrich and Posipal all played for West Germany against Hungary in Bern on 4 July 1954).
306 26 May 1956 - West Germany 1 England 3 [1-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
(95,000)
F.Walter
Edwards, Grainger, Haynes
AW
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(Mai, Morlock, Schäfer, Fritz Walter and Ottmar Walter all played for West Germany against Hungary in Bern on 4 July 1954).
Season 1958-59 to 1961-62 - World Champions: Brazil
End-of-Season Tour
331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0 [2-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
(160,000
/200,000)
Julinho, Henrique AL
7 members of World Cup-winning side
(Bellini, Didi, Gilmar, Orlando, Pel
é, Djalma Santos and Nilton Santos all played for Brazil against Sweden in Stockholm on 29 June 1958).
World Cup Finals 1962 in Chile  
362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
(17,736)
Garrincha (2), Vavá
Hitchens
NL
8 members of World Cup-winning side
(Didi, Garrincha, Gilmar, Djalma Santos, Nilton Santos, Vavá, Zagallo and Zito all played for Brazil against Sweden in Stockholm on 29 June 1958).
Season 1962-63 to 1965-66 - World Champions: Brazil
Friendly
368 8 May 1963 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(92,000)
Douglas
Pepe
HD
2 members of World Cup-winning side
(Amarildo and Gilmar both played for Brazil against Czechoslovakia in Santiago on 17 June 1962). Gilmar had also played in the 1958 final.
England fielded 4 of the team (Banks, Sir Bobby Charlton, Moore and Wilson) that went on to win the World Cup in 1966 (over three years later).
Taça das Nações 1964  
380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
(77,000)
Rinaldo (2), Pelé, Julinho, Diaz
Greaves
AL
2 members of World Cup-winning side
(Gilmar and Vavá both played for Brazil against Czechoslovakia in Santiago on 17 June 1962). Gilmar and Pelé had played in the 1958 final.
England fielded 4 of the team (Sir Bobby Charlton, Cohen, Moore and Wilson) that went on to win the World Cup in 1966 (just over two years later).
Season 1966-67 to 1969-70 - World Champions: England
Season 1970-71 to 1973-74 - World Champions:: Brazil
None
(England did not play Brazil again until 1977).
Season 1974-75 to 1977-78 - World Champions: West Germany
European Champions from 1972-76
Friendlies
488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
(100,000)
Bell, Macdonald HW
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(Beckenbauer, Bonhof, Hölzenbein, Maier and Vogts all played for West Germany against Netherlands in München on 7 July 1974). Beckenbauer and Maier had also played in the 1972 European Championship final.
England included Ball from their 1966 World Cup-winning side.
518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olympiastadion, München
(77,850)
Worm, Bonhof
Pearson
AL
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(Bonhof, Hölzenbein, Maier, Schwarzenbeck and Vogts all played for West Germany against Netherlands in München on 7 July 1974). Maier and Schwarzenbeck had also played in the 1972 European Championship final and six members, plus a substitute, had taken part in the unsuccessful 1976 final.
Season 1978-79 to 1981-82 - World Champions: Argentina
Friendly
539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
(92,000)
Johnson (2), Keegan
Passarella (pen)
HW
6 members of World Cup-winning side
(Fillol, Gallego, Luqu
e, Olguin, Passarella and Tarantini all played for Argentina against Netherlands in Buenos Aires on 25 June 1978).
Season 1982-83 to 1985-86 - World Champions: Italy
Ciudad de México Cup
601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (8,000)
Bagni, Altobelli (pen)
Hateley
NL
6 members of World Cup-winning side
(Altobelli (as a substitute), Bergomi, Collovati and Conti, plus substitutes, Cabrini and Tardelli all played for Italy against West Germany in Madrid on 11 July 1982).
Season 1986-87 to 1989-90 - World Champions: Argentina
None
(England did not play Argentina again until 1991).
Season 1990-91 to 1993-94 - World Champions: West Germany
Friendly
677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (59,493)
Riedle HL
7 members of World Cup-winning side
(Brehme, Buchwald, Häßler, Illgner, Kohler and Matthäus, plus substitute, Klinsmann all played for West Germany against Argentina in Roma on 8 July 1990).
U.S. Cup
699 19 June 1993 - Germany 2 England 1 [1-1]
Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan
(62,126)
Effenberg, Klinsmann
Platt
NL
4 members of World Cup-winning side
(Buchwald, Illgner, Klinsmann and Matthäus all played for West Germany against Argentina in Roma on 8 July 1990). Six members, plus a substitute, had taken part in the unsuccessful 1992 European Championship final.
Season 1994-95 to 1997-98 - World Champions: Brazil
Umbro Cup
713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3 [1-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (67,318)
Le Saux
Juninho, Ronaldo, Edmundo
HL
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(Aldair, Dunga, Jorginho, Márcio Santos and Zinho all played for Brazil against Italy in Los Angeles on 17 July 1994).
Tournoi de France
737 10 June 1997 - England 0 Brazil 1 [0-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris
(50,000)

Romário

NL
5 members of World Cup-winning side
(
Aldair, Cafú (as a substitute), Dunga, Romário and Taffarel all played for Brazil against Italy in Los Angeles on 17 July 1994).
Season 1998-99 to 2001-02 - World Champions: France
European Champions from 2000-04
Friendlies
755 10 February 1999 - England 0 France 2 [0-0]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (74,111)
Anelka (2) HL
11 members of World Cup-winning side
(Barthéz, Desailly, Deschamps, Djorkaeff, Lizarazu, Petit, Thuram and Zidane, plus substitutes, Dugarry (as a substitute), Leboeuf, and Vieira (as a substitute) all played for France against Brazil in Paris on 12 July 1998).
772 2 September 2000 - France 1 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
(76,377)
Petit
Owen
AD
9 members of World Cup-winning side
(Desailly, Deschamps, Djorkaeff, Lizarazu, Petit, Thuram and Zidane, plus substitutes, Leboeuf, and Vieira (as a substitute) all played for France against Brazil in Paris on 12 July 1998). Twelve members (including four substitutes) had played in the 2000 European Championship final, two months earlier.
Season 2002-03 to 2005-06 - World Champions: Brazil
None
(England did not play Brazil again until 2007).
Season 2006-07 to 2009-10 - World Champions: Italy
None
(England did not play Italy again until 2012).
Season 2010-11 to 2013-14 - World Champions: Spain
European Champions from 2008-16
Friendly
901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
(87,189)
Lampard HW
9 members of World Cup-winning side
(Alonso, Busquets, Casillas, Iniesta, Piqué, Ramos and Villa, plus substitutes,
Fábregas (as a substitute) and Puyol all played for Spain against Netherlands in Johannesburg on 11 July 2010). Ten members (including four substitutes) had played in the 2008 European Championship final.
Season 2014-15 to 2017-18 - World Champions: Germany
None
(England have not played Germany since 2013).
World Champions - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 10 6 1 3 16 11 +5 2 3 1.60 1.10 65.0 +3
Away 8 2 2 4 13 15 -2 1 1 1.625 1.875 37.5 -2
Neutral 5 0 0 5 5 12 -7 1 0 1.00 2.40 0.0 -5
All 23 8 3 12 34 38 -4 4 4 1.478 1.652 41.3 -4
World Champions - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup Finals 2 0 0 2 3 7 -4 0 0 1.50 3.50 0.0 -2
Minor Tournament 5 0 0 5 4 13 -9 1 0 0.80 2.60 0.0 -5
Friendly 16 8 3 5 27 18 +9 3 4 1.688 1.125 59.4 +3
All 23 8 3 12 34 38 -4 4 4 1.478 1.652 41.3 -4

 

England also played the following games against teams that were about to win the World Cup
1934 World Champions: Italy
End-of-Season Tour
186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1 [1-1]
Stadio Nazionale del P.N.F., Roma (50,000)
Ferrari
Bastin
AD
Italy fielded 7 of the team that went on to win the World Cup in 1934 (just over a year later).
1938 World Champions: Italy
Friendly
195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2 [3-0]
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London
(56,044)
Brook (2), Drake
Meazza (2)
HW
Italy fielded 2 of the team (including Meazza from their 1934 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 1938 (four years later). They also fielded seven others from their 1934 winning side.
1958 World Champions: Brazil
Friendly
303 9 May 1956 - England 4 Brazil 2 [2-0]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London (100,000)
Taylor (2), Grainger (2)
Paulinho (Byrne OG), Didi
HW
Brazil fielded 4 of the team that went on to win the World Cup in 1958 (just over two years later).
1962 World Champions: Brazil
Friendly
331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0 [2-0]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (160,000/200,000)
Julinho, Henrique AL
Brazil fielded 4 of the team (all from their 1958 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 1962 (just over three years later). They also fielded three others from their 1958 winning side.
World Cup Finals 1962 in Chile  
362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
(17,736)
Garrincha (2), Vavá
Hitchens
NL
Brazil fielded the same team (including eight from their 1958 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 1962 (seven days later).
1970 World Champions:: Brazil
Friendly
435 12 June 1969 - Brazil 2 England 1 [0-1]
Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
(135,000)
Tostão, Jairzinho
Bell
AL
Brazil fielded 6 of the team (including Pelé from their 1958 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 1970 (just over a year later). They also fielded Gilmar from their 1958 and 1962 winning sides.
England included 6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Sir Bobby Charlton, Hurst, Moore and Peters).
World Cup Finals 1970 in Mexico  
446 7 June 1970 - Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
(109,950)
Jairzinho NL
Brazil fielded 10 of the team (including Pelé from their 1958 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 1970 (two weeks later).
England included 6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Sir Bobby Charlton, Hurst, Moore and Peters).
1974 World Champions: West Germany
European Champions 1972
European Championship Quarter-Finals
459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3 [0-1]
Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
(96,800/100,000)
Lee
Hoeneß, Netzer (pen), Müller
HL
West Germany fielded 7 of the team that went on to win the World Cup in 1974 (just over two years later). Three of the team had played in the unsuccessful 1966 final. 9 of the team went on to win the European Championship, two months later.
England included
6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Hurst, Moore and Peters).
460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0 [0-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
(72,000 to 84,000)
  AD
West Germany fielded 6 of the team that went on to win the World Cup in 1974 (just over two years later). Three of the team had played in the unsuccessful 1966 final. 9 of the team (plus a substitute) went on to win the European Championship, the following month.
England included
6 members of their 1966 World Cup-winning side (Ball, Banks, Hurst, Moore and substitute, Peters).
1978 World Champions: Argentina
Tour of South America
513 12 June 1977 - Argentina 1 England 1 [1-1]
Estadio Camilo Cichero, La Boca, Buenos Aires
(60,000)
Bertoni
Pearson
AD
Argentina fielded 7 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 1978 (just over a year later).
1982 World Champions: Italy
European Championship Finals 1980 in Italy
545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1 [0-1]
Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino
(56,649/59,649)
Tardelli AL
Italy fielded 8 of the team (including a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 1982 (just over two years later).
1986 World Champions: Argentina
World Cup Finals 1986 in Mexico
618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México
(114,580)
Maradona (2)
Lineker
NL
Argentina fielded the same team that went on to win the World Cup in 1986 (seven days later).
1990 World Champions: West Germany
World Cup Finals 1990 in Italy
663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1 [0-0]
AET [1-1] & Penalties [4-3]
Stadio delle Alpi, Torino, Piedmont
(62,628)
Parker OG (Brehme)
Lineker
ND
West Germany fielded 10 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 1990 (four days later). Four of the ten (including a substitute) had also played in the unsuccessful 1986 final.
1994 World Champions: Brazil
Friendly
684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (53,428)
Platt
Bebeto
HD
Brazil fielded 3 of the team that went on to win the World Cup in 1994 (just over two years later).
U.S. Cup  
698 13 June 1993 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-0]
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, D.C.
(54,118)
Platt
Márcio Santos
ND
Brazil fielded 4 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 1994 (just over a year later).
1998 World Champions: France
European Champions 2000
Tournoi de France
736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1 [0-0]
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
(25,000)
Shearer AW
France fielded 6 of the team (plus two substitutes) that went on to win the World Cup in 1998 (just over a year later). Two of the six were substitutes against England. 9 of the team (including two substitutes) went on to win the European Championship, just over three years later.
2002 World Champions: Brazil
Friendly
766 27 May 2000 - England 1 Brazil 1 [1-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (73,956)
Owen
França
HD
Brazil fielded 3 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 2002 (just over two years later). Two of the four were substitutes against England and all four had also played in the unsuccessful 1998 final (one as a substitute), whilst one of them (Cafú) had been a substitute in their 1994 winning side.
World Cup Finals 2002 in Japan   
795 21 June 2002 - England 1 Brazil 2 [1-1]
Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi city, Japan (47,436)
Owen
Rivaldo, Ronaldinho
NL
Brazil fielded the same team (including Cafú, a substitute in their 1994 winning side) that went on to win the World Cup in 2002 (nine days later). Four of the team (including a substitute) had also played in the unsuccessful 1998 final.
2010 World Champions: Spain
European Champions 2008
Friendlies
849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester (58,207)
Iniesta HL
Spain fielded 7 of the team (plus two substitutes) that went on to win the World Cup in 2010 (three years later). Three of the nine were substitutes against England. The same 9 went on to win the European Championship in 2008 (the following year).
871 11 February 2009 - Spain 2 England 0 [1-0]
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla (42,102)
Villa, Llorente AL
Spain fielded 8 of the team (plus a substitute) that went on to win the World Cup in 2010 (the following year). 7 of the team (plus a substitute) had also played in the 2008 European Championship-winning side.
2014 World Champions: Germany
FA Anniversary Celebration Match
927 19 November 2013 - England 0 Germany 1 [0-1]
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London (85,934)
Mertesacker HL
Germany fielded 4 of the team (plus three substitutes) that went on to win the World Cup in 2014 (the following year). Three of the seven were substitutes against England.
 

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