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England (football)

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The sport of football in England is administered by the Football Association (FA). England and neighbours Scotland played the world's first-ever official international match on 30 November 1872. The FA first joined FIFA in 1906 but there were two periods of non-membership owing to disputes with FIFA until 1946, since when England has held permanent membership. England was a founder member of UEFA in 1954. The team won the 1966 FIFA World Cup; the only time they have reached the final of a major tournament.

Noted English clubs include Liverpool, who have won the European Cup six times, Arsenal and Manchester United. Among the most famous English footballers are Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney, Bobby Moore, Gordon Banks and Kevin Keegan.