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England’s Qualifying Campaigns: 1974 World Cup – Pole-axed by a ‘clown’

The failure of nations including the Netherlands to qualify for the 2018 World Cup has rekindled memories of previous noticeable absentees. One of the most obvious was England in 1974. … Continue Reading England’s Qualifying Campaigns: 1974 World Cup – Pole-axed by a ‘clown’

England’s qualifying campaigns: 1994 World Cup – did we not like that?

December marked the 25th anniversary of the draw being made for the qualifying stages of the 1994 World Cup. The campaign would become infamous as England, semi-finalists at Italia ’90, … Continue Reading England’s qualifying campaigns: 1994 World Cup – did we not like that?

England’s Qualifying Campaigns: Euro ’68 – Scotland become ‘world champions’

This month 50 years ago England returned to action for the first time since winning the World Cup three months earlier. They now moved onto their next challenge, looking to win the … Continue Reading England’s Qualifying Campaigns: Euro ’68 – Scotland become ‘world champions’

England’s qualifying campaigns: 1978 World Cup – Failure becomes a habit

England’s qualifying campaign is under way for the 2018 World Cup. Forty years ago they were seeking to reach the 1978 finals in Argentina, but they would once more miss out … Continue Reading England’s qualifying campaigns: 1978 World Cup – Failure becomes a habit

England’s Qualifying Campaigns – Euro ’76: Staying in the Wilderness

England are currently preparing for Euro 2016, having qualified with ease for the finals. But 40 years ago the final stages of the European Championship took place without them, England … Continue Reading England’s Qualifying Campaigns – Euro ’76: Staying in the Wilderness