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World Cup Highlights

 Tenth appearance at World Cup finals (1950, '54, '58, '62, '66, '70, '82, '86, '90, '98)
 Winners in 1966, semifinalists in 1990
 Semifinalists in European Championships in 1968 and 1996

First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Monday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. Tunisia Marseille ESPN2
Monday, June 22, 3 p.m. Romania Toulouse ESPN
Friday, June 26, 3 p.m. Colombia Lens ESPN

Complete First-Round Schedule


Pos. Name Age Club
GKDavid Seaman 34 Arsenal
GKNigel Martyn 31 Leeds United
GKTim Flowers 31Blackburn Rovers
DTony Adams31 Arsenal
DSol Campbell23 Tottenham
DGareth Southgate27 Aston Villa
DGary Neville23 Manchester United
DRio Ferdinand19 West Ham
DGraeme Le Saux29 Chelsea
DMartin Keown31Arsenal
MDarren Anderton25 Tottenham
MPaul Ince30 Liverpool
MDavid Batty29 Newcastle U
MRobert Lee31 Newcastle U
MDavid Beckham23 Manchester United
MSteve McManaman26 Liverpool
MPaul Scholes23 Manchester United
MPaul Merson30 Middlesbrough
FAlan Shearer27 Newcastle U
FTeddy Sheringham32Manchester United
FMichael Owen18 Liverpool
FLes Ferdinand30 Tottenham

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
How Qualified: 1st place in UEFA Group 2
Oct. 11, 1997Italy 0, England 0
Sept. 10, 1997England 4, Moldova 0
May 31, 1997Poland 0, England 2
April 30, 1997England 2, Georgia 0
Feb. 12, 1997England 0, Italy 1
Nov. 9, 1996Georgia 0, England 2
Oct. 9, 1996England 2, Poland 1
Sept. 1, 1996Moldova 0, England 3

Facts and Figures (UK)

Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the north Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France
Population: 58.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: London
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
Religions: Anglican 27 million, Roman Catholic 9 million, Muslim 1 million, Presbyterian 800,000, Methodist 760,000, Sikh 400,000, Hindu 350,000, Jewish 300,000 (1991 estimate)
Landscape: Great Britain is really four countries united under one government; they are England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; nation's official name is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

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