The England national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England are one of the two oldest national teams in football; alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. England's home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and the current team manager is Roy Hodgson.
Although part of the United Kingdom, England has always had a representative side that plays in major professional tournaments, though not in the Olympic Games, as the IOC has always recognised United Kingdom representative sides.
England contest the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship, which alternate biennially. England won the World Cup in 1966, when they hosted the finals, defeating West Germany 4–2 in extra time in the final. Their best performance since has been a semi-final appearance in 1990. England have never won the UEFA European Football Championship – their best performances being semi-final appearances at the 1968 and 1996 Championships, the latter of which they hosted.
Year : 1990, Award : FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
Year : 1966, Award : FIFA World Cup Champions
Year : 1968, Award : UEFA European Championship Third Place
Year : 1996, Award : UEFA European Championship Semi-Finals
Year : 1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002, 2006, Award : FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals
Year : 2004, 2012, Award : UEFA European Championship Quarterfinals