When all is said and done, and the football clubs have settled their differences over the various tournaments, only one English football team represents them all. The English team has seen many ups and downs throughout history. Here are a few highlights of the English football teams that made a difference over the years.
England team (1966)
This was the England team that took the Jules Rimet trophy home. It was arguably full of some of the best players the world of football had ever seen. Many coaches today still recall the tactful plays and use them in their own training exercises.
Alf Ramsey’s English team celebrated victory on home soil when the trophy first came home in the 1960s. This victory came after the Munich Air Disaster (1958). It came at a time when a passion for football was growing in England. Some English people who still remember the team note that it comprised a group of the most inspiring sportsmen ever to represent the nation.
England team (2004 – 2006)
England teams over the past two decades have not fared well on the international stage. It has been highlighted by some of the most dramatic matches in English history. It appeared that the world-class talents faltered on the world stage. Some people argue that there was a lack of a tactical plan and that the leadership demanded more attention.
The English team (2004 to 2006) was comprised of arguably the four greatest midfielders ever to play the game. These masters of defence went on to captain sides and won trophies for their clubs.
England team – 2018 to present
When Kieran Trippier received a free kick during the World Cup in 2018, English fans were up in arms. This English side had two excellent attackers, namely Kane and Sterling. Kane is arguably one of the best penalty takers in the world. However, it wasn’t meant to be, and the trophy fell out of reach.
This English side was notably hard-working, well-drilled, and had a solid drive to play tactfully. The team also includes dedicated players like Sancho and Greenwood. With players like these still occupying the ranks of the English football league, the trophy could someday be closer to home.