ENGLAND will once again be chasing World Cup glory – and their path to the final starts TODAY against Iran.
The Three Lions have faced a lot of disappointments including being knocked out in the semi-final stage of the competition four years ago in Russia.
But England have hit some huge milestones along the way.
What is England’s biggest victory?
The Three Lions biggest victory came way back in 1882.
England beat Ireland 13-0 on February, 18 1882.
In recent years, some of England’s best results have included and 8-0 win over San Marino in March 2013.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jermain Defoe, Ashley Young, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge scored in that one.
In 1982, England beat Luxembourg 9-0.
What is the biggest winning margin at a World Cup finals?
England beat Panama 6-1 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Before Russia, the Three Lions had never won by more than three goals at the world’s biggest tournament.
They have achieved 3-0 wins against Denmark (2002), Paraguay and Poland (both 1986).
Of course England have scored more than three goals before at a World Cup though, most importantly in the 1966 final, after extra time.
What is the biggest win by any team at a World Cup?
The biggest margin of victory at a World Cup finals is NINE.
This has been achieved three times – most recently in 1982 when Hungary beat El Salvador 10-1.
Hungary beat South Korea 9-0 in 1954 and Yugoslavia overcame Zaire by the same scoreline in 1974.
The biggest margin of victory in a qualifying match is quite a lot different however.
In April, 2001 Australia took on American Samoa in a 2002 World Cup qualification (Oceanian zone) game.
Australia came out 31-0 winners with Archie Thompson breaking a record for the most goals scored by an individual – 13.
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