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England Team

Following a really poor showing in the 2014 World Cup, Roy Hodgson's men have followed it up with a eye-catching qualification campaign, where they were the only nation with a 100% record. Could this finally be their year? Nah...

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England - Group B

Following a really poor showing in the 2014 World Cup, Roy Hodgson's men have followed it up with a eye-catching qualification campaign, where they were the only nation with a 100% record. Could this finally be their year? Nah...

Get to know: England

30 years of hurt has quickly turned into 50 years of hurt as England have time and time again failed to show up in major tournaments – at the very least learned to hold their nerve in penalty shoot-outs!  This time round there is genuine cause for optimism as a perfect record of 10 wins out of 10 in qualification, eye-catching friendly wins against some of Europe’s big names, coupled with a new generation of talent all means that England fans finally feel this is a side who can challenge for the biggest prizes.

In the group stages, they won 10 games out of 10, scoring 31 goals, conceding 3 and ending up with a +28 goal difference.

In the draw for the main event, England were placed in Group B, alongside Russia, Wales and Slovakia.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: (L-R) Eric Dier, Jamie Vardy, John Stones, Harry Kane, Joe Hart and Gary Cahill of England line up before the International Friendly match between England and Turkey at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

Fixtures:

June 11 vs. Russia 7pm – Stade Velodrome, Marseille

June 16 vs. Wales 1pm – Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

June 20 vs. Slovakia 7pm – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Goal scorers:

During qualification, England scored 31 goals

Their goal scorers were:

  • Wayne Rooney (7)
  • Danny Welbeck (6)
  • Harry Kane (3)
  • Theo Walcott (3)
  • Ross Barkley (2)
  • Raheem Sterling (2)
  • Jack Wilshere (2)
  • Phil Jagielka (1)
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1)
  • Andros Townsend (1)
  • Own goals (3)

Qualification Stat Truths:

  • The only team with a 100% record in qualifying.
  • Scored at the second highest rate: 31 goals in 10 games.
  • Conceded at the joint-second lowest rate: 3 goals in 10 games.
  • Shot the second most frequently: 18.6 per game.
  • Faced shots the second-least frequently: 5.4 per game.
  • Scored in every qualifying match.
  • Lowest percentage of goals from inside the 6 yard box of any qualifier with 3.2% (1/31).
  • Spent 2.4% of their time (22 minutes) losing during qualifiers – the lowest of any team.
  • Had the highest share of shots blocked of any qualifier: 22.6% (over double the average of 10.9%).

 

All data based on England’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign.  Courtesy of the Press Association.

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