England at the UEFA European Championship

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This is a record of England's results at the UEFA European Championship.

The European Championship is one of the major competitive international football tournaments, first played in 1960. The finals stage of the tournament takes place every four years, with a qualifying competition beforehand. The 15th staging of the finals took place in France in 2016.

The England national football team first attempted to qualify for the finals of the tournament in 1964, having declined to enter in 1960. It successfully qualified for the first time in 1968, and has since participated in the finals on nine occasions – including in 1996, when it was the host nation and thus did not need to qualify.[1][2][3]

Its best performances at the finals were a third-place finish in Italy in 1968, when only four teams competed, and a semi-final on home soil in 1996, when it lost to Germany on penalties.[4] The team has reached the quarter-finals on two other occasions, losing to host nation Portugal on penalties in 2004 and to Italy in Ukraine in 2012, also on penalties.[5][6][7] On the other four occasions (1980, 1988, 1992 and 2000), it did not progress beyond the group stages.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Overview[edit]

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter  –  –  –  –  –  –
Spain 1964 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 3 6
Italy 1968 Third place 3rd of 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 8 6 1 1 18 6
Belgium 1972 Did not qualify[14] 8 5 2 1 16 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 3 2 1 11 3
Italy 1980 Group Stage 6th of 8 3 1 1 1 3 3 8 7 1 0 22 5
France 1984 Did not qualify 8 5 2 1 23 3
West Germany 1988 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 0 0 3 2 7 6 5 1 0 19 1
Sweden 1992 Group Stage 7th of 8 3 0 2 1 1 2 6 3 3 0 7 3
England 1996 Semi-Finals 3rd of 16 5 2 3 0 8 3 Qualified as hosts
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group Stage 11th of 16 3 1 0 2 5 6 10 4 4 2 16 5
Portugal 2004 Quarter-finals 5th of 16 4 2 1 1 10 6 8 6 2 0 14 5
Austria Switzerland 2008 Did not qualify 12 7 2 3 24 7
Poland Ukraine 2012 Quarter-finals 5th of 16 4 2 2 0 5 3 8 5 3 0 17 5
France 2016 Round of 16 12th of 24 4 1 2 1 4 4 10 10 0 0 31 3
Europe 2020 To Be Determined
Total Third place (x2) 9/15 31 10 11 10 40 35 96 62 24 10 208 58
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Italy 1968[edit]

Italy 1980[edit]

West Germany 1988[edit]

Sweden 1992[edit]

England 1996[edit]

Belgium/Netherlands 2000[edit]

Portugal 2004[edit]

Poland/Ukraine 2012[edit]

Euro 2016[edit]

Main article: UEFA Euro 2016

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Wales 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6 Advance to knockout phase
2  England 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4  Russia 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)
21:00
England  1–1  Russia
Dier Goal 73' Report V. Berezutski Goal 90+2'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 62,343[15]
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

16 June 2016 (2016-06-16)
15:00
England  2–1  Wales
Report Bale Goal 42'
Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Attendance: 34,033[16]
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

20 June 2016 (2016-06-20)
21:00
Slovakia  0–0  England
Report

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16

27 June 2016 (2016-06-27)
21:00
England  1–2  Iceland
Rooney Goal 4' (pen.) Report
Stade de Nice, Nice
Attendance: 33,901[18]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "When Saturday Comes - Classic matches ~ England v USSR, Euro 68 & 88". Wsc.co.uk. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Euro 1968: Alan Mullery's moment of madness". BBC Sport. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  3. ^ Surlis, Patrick. "Remembering Euro 96: Jamie Redknapp, Darren Anderton, Stuart Pearce and Steve Howey | Football News". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  4. ^ Mark Ogden (2016-06-06). "Euro 2016: Don't let Euro 96 fool you, England are generally terrible at the European Championships | International | Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | Euro 2004 | Portugal break England hearts". BBC News. 2004-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  6. ^ "England 0-0 Italy (2-4 on pens)". BBC Sport. 2012-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Euro 2012 analysis: Peerless Pirlo exposes England". BBC Sport. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  8. ^ Higginson, Marc (2012-05-12). "Euro 1980: How Belgium defied the odds to reach final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  9. ^ Daniel Ruiz (2016-06-14). "Squad rotation, tear gas and a bucketload of medals: How England flopped at Euro 80". FourFourTwo.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  10. ^ Rob Smyth. "On Second Thoughts: Rob Smyth on England at Euro 88 | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  11. ^ "England's past Euro exploits | Daily Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  12. ^ Simon Hart. "Graham Taylor: 'Do I not like that' - it's Euro 92 all over again | Profiles | News". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  13. ^ "BBC SPORT | EURO2000 | ENGLAND | Late penalty breaks English hearts". BBC News. 2000-06-20. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  14. ^ Although England did not qualify for the finals, they reached the last eight of the competition. Only the last four teams progressed to the finals.
  15. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Russia" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Wales" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Full Time Summary – Slovakia v England" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Full Time Summary – England v Iceland" (PDF). UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 

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