*Many thanks to Peter Young and Michael Goss who were both a tremendous help in creating this History Section*
England did not participate in the 1930, 1934 and 1938 World Cup Championships.
The European Championship was known until 1976 as the Nations Cup. In the competition from
1960 - 1976 only four teams qualified for The Finals, in 1980 to 1992 this was increased to eight
teams, and in 1996 to sixteen teams.