Timeline: England's World Cup campaigns

1950, BRAZIL
Eliminated in group stage in first World Cup with 1-0 defeat to United States remaining one of all-time surprise World Cup results

1954, SWITZERLAND
Victory over hosts took England to the quarter-finals where holders Uruguay proved too strong

1958, SWEDEN
The tournament which saw Pele announce himself on the world stage, saw England fail to progress from Group 4 after defeat in a play-off to Soviet Union

1962, CHILE
England progressed to the last eight at the expense of Argentina, but lost 3-1 to eventual winners Brazil

1966, ENGLAND
Heroes were created and expectations raised for a lifetime as England lifted the trophy at Wembley, Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick downing West Germany 4-1 in the final

1970, MEXICO
The holders surrendered a two-goal lead in the quarter-final, losing to West Germany in extra time. Normal service was resumed with star-studded Brazil team crowned champions

1982, SPAIN
Having missed two tournaments, England stormed through the first group stage but goalless draws in the second saw the Three Lions fail to reach the semi-finals, despite ending the tournament unbeaten

1986, MEXICO
Six goals earned Gary Lineker the golden boot, but Diego Maradona’s Hand of God saw Argentina beat England in the last eight of a tournament that spawned the Mexican Wave

1990, ITALY
England scraped through the group, then limped past Belgium and Cameroon in extra time before Paul Gascoigne, and the rest of the nation, were reduced to tears in a semi-final defeat to West Germany on penalties

1998, FRANCE
Defeat to Argentina on penalties in the last 16 saw a teenage Michael Owen become England’s hero and David Beckham, sent off for kicking Diego Simeone, vilified

2002, JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA
Redemption for Beckham, who scored the only goal in a group stage win over Argentina from the penalty spot, but England bowed out in the quarter-final to 10-man Brazil

2006, GERMANY
England suffered all too familiar penalty shoot-out defeat in the quarter-final to Portugal after Wayne Rooney had been sent off in normal time

2010, SOUTH AFRICA
England’s worst ever World Cup finish came to an end in the last-16 with a 4-1 thumping by Germany, after Fabio Capello’s team had blundered through the group stage

FIXTURES (GROUP D)

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE
URUGUAY V COSTA RICA
20:00 ITV1, 5 LIVE

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE
ENGLAND V ITALY
23:00 BBC ONE, 5 LIVE

THURSDAY 19TH JUNE
URUGUAY V ENGLAND
20:00 ITV1, 5 LIVE

FRIDAY 20TH JUNE
ITALY V COSTA RICA
17:00 BBC ONE, 5 LIVE

TUESDAY 24TH JUNE
COSTA RICA V ENGLAND
17:00 ITV1, 5 LIVE

TUESDAY 24TH JUNE
ITALY V URUGUAY
17:00 ITV4, 5 LIVE