England 1930 - 35 Retro Football Shirt

€ 59.95

Colour: White

Article # 218

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  • 100% cotton
  • 100% football
  • Packed in gift box
  • Made in Europe
  • Machine wash

England had long believed itself to be the strongest international team in the world, however the inception of the World Cup tournament in 1930 to formalise such a claim presented a problem. Friction had caused the FA to withdraw from FIFA some years earlier and the tournament was played without English involvement until after the war.

Nonetheless the English national team undertook a vibrant schedule during the 1930s, comprising annual Home International fixtures and numerous friendlies against the nations of mainland Europe.

Scotland proved a regular thorn in England's side, but there were also enough reversals against other opponents like France, Hungary and Czechoslovakia to suggest England would not have had things all their own way had they actually participated in the inaugural World Cups.

This era was a golden age for English centre-forwards though with Everton's Dixie Dean, Arsenal's David Jack and Cliff Bastin, Blackpool's Jimmy Hampson and Aston Villa's Tom Waring all capable of scoring at a rate of a goal a game or better.