When did England not qualify for the World Cup and Euros?

When did England not qualify for the World Cup and Euros?
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When did England not qualify for the World Cup and Euros?

England like to think of itself as the nation that invented football and for that reason, have a lot of pride when it comes to the sport. But there have been occasions where their team has performed below par, leading us at Alley Sport to ask When did England not qualify for the World Cup and Euros?

When did England not qualify for the World Cup?

England did not qualify for the FIFA World Cup as recently as 1994 in the USA. They also did not qualify for the World Cup in 1974 and 1978.

The Englishmen have won the World Cup in 1966 but following that, suffered a sort of decline in their international team. Who knows if they could have even made the 1970 World Cup in Mexico if they did not qualify as defending champions.

When did England not qualify for the World Cup and Euros? Image Credit: Contributor
When did England not qualify for the World Cup? Image Credit: Contributor

So, as of now, England did not qualify for the World in 1994 when it was held in the USA, in 1974 when it took place in Germany, and in 1978 when Argentina won the tournament as hosts. They were also not in the 1930 and 1934 World Cups because they were then not a member of FIFA.

When did England not qualify for the Euros?

England did not qualify for the Euros as recently as 2008. England also did not qualify for the Euros in 1960, 1964, 1972, 1976, and 1984.

The Three Lions have never won the UEFA Euros and came close to within one step of winning it this summer. Unfortunately, they lost 2021 final against Italy. They suffered a steep decline under Svenn Goran Ericsson and Steve McLaren and as a result, shockingly missed on qualification for the 2008 UEFA Euro in Poland and Switzerland.

When did England not qualify for the Euros?
When did England not qualify for the Euros? Image: GETTY Images via Express

While England finished behind Croatia and Russia in their qualifying tournament for the 2008 edition, their failure to qualify in 1960, 1964, 1972, and 1976 makes sense because there were just a handful of teams that qualified in the first place- sometimes even less than 5.

England group World Cup 2021

England are in Group I for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They currently lead the group with 4 wins out of 4 and lead second-placed Poland by 5 points. There is no doubt that they will qualify for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

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