So close, but yet so far. That’s been the story of the England national team since that heroic victory on home soil in 1966. Many prodigiously talented players, from Keegan to Lineker to Gascoigne, have been unable to match their club heroics on the national stage.
Each year, we fans put all of our hope on the eleven members of the Three Lions. Despite what’s gone before, we believe this is our year. We have the golden generation. Nothing can stop us. Then we limp to a penalty shootout and get knocked out. Repeat ad infinitum.
In this quiz from BVBDortmund, see if you can name every regular starting XI from each of England’s failures since 1988.
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