Le Tournoi, 27 years on: When England last won a tournament

England vs France, Le Tournoi
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We’re not saying England’s fortunes have been dodgy over the past 58 years, but it says a fair bit that their solitary international tournament triumph outside Britain has essentially been condensed to 47 seconds on YouTube. Oh, and it doesn’t even feature any England players in it.  

“Why not?” chuckles Andy Gray on co-commentary. “A 30-yard free-kick with a 20-yard run-up...” It was just a bit of fun really, as Roberto Carlos set his thunderous thighs whirring off towards Fabien Barthez’s goal. On the bench, France’s Frank Leboeuf asked team-mate Patrice Loko whether he had ever seen the Brazilian strike a ball. He hadn’t. “Just watch,” said Leboeuf.  

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