Belgium National Football Team are becoming known as one of the teams with the best squads in world football. With extremely talented players including Kevin de Bruyne the team are favourites to win many games and go far in tournaments including the Qatar 2022 and World Cup 2022 Qatar. Order your Belgium Football teams here via Seat-Compare.com . “England is definitely one of the most popular football teams in the world. Despite their lack of major titles in hand, The Three Lions somehow always managed to attract their fans around the world to support. Their popularity might be considered overrated compared to the other more distinguished European rivals such as Germany, Italy, France and even Netherlands but they remain one of the best teams in history.
England is one of the few nations which has become the world cup winners. Although it was already a while ago, their current team under Gareth Southgate has made a promising improvement, which could lift their fans hope for another trophy in the near future. In world cup, England have made fifteen appearances and their best result was in 1966 when they were the host, plus become semi finalist twice in 1990 and 2018.
Meanwhile, in EURO, the Three Lions have only appeared in the final round ten times of sixteen editions and have never clinched a single silverware yet. Their best result was the current 2020 pan European-tournament as they were the runner-up. Their next notable form was in EURO 1968 when they finished third and became semi finalist in 1996 as the host. In the minor tournaments, England reached the third place in UEFA Nations League 2019, whereas another accolade they have won is FIFA Fair Play in 1990 and 1998.
The Three Lions’ most notable years in their football history were in 1966, 1990, 1996 and 2018 to 2021. In 1966, Sir Alf Ramsey guided his team to beat Germany 4-2 in a dramatic world cup final after edging out Argentina and Portugal on the road to the summit. The next one was in Italy 1990 when Gary Lineker and Co progressed to the last four after a series of disappointing campaign in 1970s and 1980s. They eased past Belgium and Cameroon at the knock out stage before facing off Germany again. This time they lost on penalties. Six years later, der panzer still became their nightmare and halted their campaign in EURO 1996 semi final, once again on a shootout. Their hope rose again in the late 2010s, Gareth Southagate was at the helm of the young inexperienced team but managed to knocked out Colombia and Sweden before losing to Croatia and eventually Belgium at the semi final and third place playoff. In EURO 2021, once again Southgate’s men flew high. They could break the hoodoo against Germany, which they defeated in the round of 16, followed by the victory over Ukraine and Denmark to reach the final. Unfortunately, the ladyluck did not take their side yet. Harry Kane and Co were beaten by Italy on penalties in the final at their own home turf.
On the managerial side, Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Robson and Gareth Southgate plus his former boss Terry Venables were the few key figures in England international fixtures. They have led a number of great players such as Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne, David Platt, Peter Shilton, Alan Shearer, Tony Adams, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice to glory and distinguished results