The much-awaited UEFA Euro 2020 Championship is only months away and the football-loving world is waiting with much anticipation to watch the globe’s best football players battle it out on the pitch for the highly coveted trophy. 20 of the world’s best teams have made the cut and each week (up until the tournament officially kicks off, YesCasino will publish a feature on each of the qualifying countries so you can learn more about how these teams have earned their spot.
In today’s publication, the spotlight will be on a household name that everyone automatically thinks of when the term ‘football’ is mentioned. Think David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole, and Michael Owen.
That’s right, we’re talking about ENGLAND!
The English national football team is a strong fan favorite and for good reason. England almost never fails to qualify for a spot in international championships, such as the World Cup. In fact, since the World Cup’s first inception in the year 1950, England only failed to qualify a mere 3 times (years 1974, 1978, and 1994). Their reputation in this sport could perhaps be due to the fact that they are one of the oldest football teams in the world, formed in the year 1870.
The logo of the English football team features a trio of fearsome guardian lions, which is also the emblem of the famed King Richard I. The determination and tenacity of these lions translate well to the performance of the English players on the football pitch, as their team is definitely one to keep an eye out for. Although historically, the English team has never won an UEFA Euro Championship since they first participated in 1964, they will no doubt fight hard to give their opponents a run for their money.