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England: World Cup history quiz

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With England having secured their place at next year's World Cup it seemed appropriate to delve in to the memory bank and examine our past performances highs and lows.

The England national team is the joint oldest in the world having formed at the same time as Scotland, the teams in fact played the first ever international game against each other back in 1872. 

Whilst the England World Cup quiz will test your knowledge on our past performances, here's five things about the England football team you might not know.

1. The Three Lions on the badge is actually the logo of the FA, it was updated in 1949 to remove a crown that sat above the lions. The Three Lions themselves were forged over the years as Henry l married Adeliza whose father had a lion on his shield as Henry l has a lion on his standard, to honour the marriage he added a second.

The third lion came courtesy of Henry ll marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine whose family crest included a lion.

2. England's biggest victory came at the expense of Ireland, a 13 - 0 home defeat.

3. England have only won one tournament, the 1966 World Cup.

4. England did not enter the first three World Cups as England has departed from FIFA due to strained relations over the status and definition of amateurs.

5. England's most capped player is Peter Shilton with 125, three of the current squad are already over 100.

If you already knew these facts then you should score highly in the England at the World Cup Quiz. Good luck!

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