A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup […]

A History of England vs Croatia: 4 wins and a brolly

England take on Croatia in the World Cup Semi Final tonight in the biggest game in which they’ve ever faced each other. England have only faced Croatia on 7 occasions since Croatia became a recognised member of FIFA back in 1992. Here’s a look back at those previous encounters. England 0-0 Croatia (Friendly 24th April […]

England v Sweden(ii): 2002- 2012: Cole scores a blinder, Zlatan scores 4 and Sven just scores…

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears England 1-1 Sweden (World Cup 2002 Group Game)- 2nd June 2002 In January 2001 England shocked the world by appointing their first foreign manager in Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson. Eriksson took over with the team at a low ebb but quickly resuscitated a stalled World Cup […]

England vs Sweden (i) 1968- 1999: Blood, Turnips & Tears

Tomorrow afternoon England and Sweden will play the biggest game either nation has known since the mid 1990’s. These two teams have history and plenty of it points in Sweden’s favour. In all Englands’ record against the Swedes reads won 8, drawn 9, lost 7 but 4 of those wins came before England even entered a World […]

England’s Group Finale Record: They rarely lose!

That’s the good news! England usually need a result from their last game and they generally get it. This time it’s a dead rubber against Belgium but as we’ll see England are currently enjoying a rare luxury. England’s World Cup openers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly England’s 2nd Game Record: Good Times, Bad Times… […]