Quiz! How many of England’s last 51 opponents at major tournaments can you name?

David Beckham

Starting from Italia 90, England have played 51 games at World Cups and European Championships. Name the nations they faced...

England in a major tournament seem to follow the path of either glorious effort ending in noble failure or inglorious effort ending in humiliating failure (more of the latter recently, to be fair).

They often seem to involve the same opponents too – sneakily tricking the Three Lions with their “tactics”, “converted penalty kicks” and “passing the ball to one another”. Have they no shame? Also, how true is this? Do England really regularly come up against the same countries?

Well, we’re throwing this question right back at you. We’ve listed England’s last 51 matches in major tournaments (stretching back to the 1990 World Cup) and given you the competition and stage.

All you need to do is fill in who England faced – and then let us know how you got on @FourFourTwo. Also challenge some pals to see how they get on. It can’t just be you that forgot England played Latveria in the 1999 World Cup.

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