England record against reigning world champions does not bode well for France quarter-final

Date published: Monday 5th December 2022 12:00 - Matthew Stead

Edmundo against England

England have faced a reigning world champion just twice at the World Cup. Both times were in the quarter-final. They lost on both occasions. Gulp.

 

England 3 Italy 2
Competition: Friendly
Date: November 14, 1934
England scorers: Eric Brook x2, Ted Drake
Italy scorer: Giuseppe Meazza x2

 

Italy 2 England 2
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 13, 1939
Italy scorers: Amedeo Biavati, Silvio Piola
England scorers: Tommy Lawton, Willie Hall

 

Italy 0 England 4
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 16, 1948
England scorers: Stan Mortensen, Tommy Lawton, Tom Finney x2

 

England 2 Italy 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: November 30, 1949
England scorers: Jack Rowley, Billy Wright

 

Uruguay 2 England 1
Competition
: Friendly
Date: May 31, 1953
Uruguay scorers: Julio Abbadie, Oscar Miguez
England scorer: Tommy Taylor

 

Uruguay 4 England 2
Competition: 1954 World Cup, quarter-final
Date: June 26, 1954
Uruguay scorers: Carlos Borges, Obdulio Varela, Juan Schiaffino, Javier Ambrois
England scorers: Nat Lofthouse, Tom Finney

 

England 3 West Germany 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: December 1, 1954
England scorers: Roy Bentley, Ronnie Allen, Len Shackleton
West Germany scorer: Alfred Beck

 

England 3 West Germany 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 26, 1956
England scorers: Duncan Edwards, Colin Grainger, Johnny Haynes
West Germany scorer: Fritz Walter

 

Brazil 2 England 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 13, 1959
Brazil scorers: Julinho, Henrique

 

Brazil 3 England 1
Competition: 1962 World Cup, quarter-final
Date: June 10, 1962
Brazil scorers: Garrincha x2, Vava
England scorer: Gerry Hitchens

 

England 1 Brazil 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 8, 1963
England scorer: Bryan Douglas
Brazil scorer: Pepe

 

Brazil 5 England 1
Competition: Copa das Napoes
Date: May 30, 1964
Brazil scorers: Rinaldo x2, Pele, Julinho, Roberto Dias
England scorer: Jimmy Greaves

 

England 2 West Germany 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: March 12, 1975
England scorers: Colin Bell, Malcolm Macdonald

 

West Germany 2 England 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: February 22, 1978
West Germany scorers: Ronald Worm, Rainer Bonhof
England scorer: Stuart Pearson

 

England 3 Argentina 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: May 13, 1980
England scorers: David Johnson x2, Kevin Keegan
Argentina scorer: Daniel Passarella

Kevin Keegan leads England out

 

Italy 2 England 1
Competition: Mexico City Cup
Date: June 6, 1985
Italy scorers: Salvatore Bagni, Alessandro Altobelli
England scorer: Mark Hateley

 

England 0 Germany 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: September 11, 1991
Germany scorer: Karl-Heinz Riedle

 

England 1 Germany 2
Competition: US Cup
Date: June 19, 1993
England scorer: David Platt
Germany scorers: Stefan Effenberg, Jurgen Klinsmann

 

England 1 Brazil 3
Competition: Umbro Cup
Date: June 11, 1995
England scorer: Graeme Le Saux
Brazil scorers: Juninho, Ronaldo, Edmundo

 

Brazil 1 England 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: June 10, 1997
Brazil scorer: Romario

 

England 0 France 2
Competition: Friendly
Date: February 10, 1999
France scorers: Nicolas Anelka x2

 

France 1 England 1
Competition: Friendly
Date: September 2, 2000
France scorer: Emmanuel Petit
England scorer: Michael Owen

 

England 1 Spain 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: November 12, 2011
England scorer: Frank Lampard

 

Germany 2 England 3
Competition: Friendly
Date: March 26, 2016
Germany scorers: Toni Kroos, Mario Gomez
England scorers: Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Eric Dier

 

Germany 1 England 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: March 22, 2017
Germany scorer: Lukas Podolski

 

England 0 Germany 0
Competition: Friendly
Date: November 10, 2017

 

England record against Italy as world champions
P5 W3 D1 L1 F12 A6

England record against Uruguay as world champions
P2 W0 D0 L2 F3 A6

England record against Germany as world champions
P9 W4 D1 L4 F13 A10

England record against Brazil as world champions
P6 W0 D1 L5 F A4 A15

England record against Argentina as world champions
P1 W1 D0 L0 F3 A1

England record against France as world champions
P2 W0 D1 L1 F1 A3

England record against Spain as world champions
P1 W1 D0 L0 F1 A0

England record against reigning world champions in competitive games
P2 W0 D0 L2 F3 A7
(Uruguay 4 England 2 in 1954 World Cup quarter-final; Brazil 3 England 1 in 1962 World Cup quarter-final)

England overall record against reigning world champions
P26 W9 D4 L13 F37 A41

 

England scorers against reigning world champions
Tom Finney (3)

Eric Brook, Tommy Lawton, David Johnson (2)

Ted Drake, Willie Hall, Stan Mortensen, Jack Rowley, Billy Wright, Tommy Taylor, Nat Lofthouse, Roy Bentley, Ronnie Allen, Len Shackleton, Duncan Edwards, Colin Grainger, Johnny Haynes, Gerry Hitchens, Bryan Douglas, Jimmy Greaves, Colin Bell, Malcolm Macdonald, Stuart Pearson, Kevin Keegan, Mark Hateley, David Platt, Graeme Le Saux, Michael Owen, Frank Lampard, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Eric Dier (1)

 

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