Have England ever missed the World Cup? The Three Lions' full history at the tournament

Have England ever missed the World Cup? The Three Lions' full history at the tournament

Nov 25, 2022 by Sporting News

Key Facts

  • 2 minutes ago • 3 min read England are competing at their 16th World Cup with Gareth Southgate's side determined to go all the way in Qatar after narrowly missing out on glory when Italy beat them in the final of Euro 2020.
  • Much is always made of the fact that England haven't won a major tournament since their World Cup 1966 triumph on home soil, but there have also been occasions when they missed out on the finals entirely.
  • For the first three World Cups - in 1930, 1934 and 1938 - England didn't compete because they weren't a FIFA member, keeping them waiting for a debut at the finals in 1950, when defeats against Spain and the USA meant they did not advance from the group stage.
  • Year Round 1930 Not a FIFA member 1934 Not a FIFA member 1938 Not a FIFA member 1950 Group stage 1954 Quarterfinals 1958 Group stage 1962 Quarterfinals 1966 Winners 1970 Quarterfinals 1974 Did not qualify 1978 Did not qualify 1982 Second group stage 1986 Quarterfinals 1990 Fourth place 1994 Did not qualify 1998 Round of 16 2002 Quarterfinals 2006 Quarterfinals 2010 Round of 16 2014 Group stage 2018 Fourth place 2022 Qualified The content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent.

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