quote Random Fact: December 2

England has been eliminated by either of Germany or Argentina, both former war enemies, in six out of the eight World Cup knockout stages they have qualified for. They lost to Germany in 1954, 1970, 1990, and 2010, and Argentina in 1986 and 1998. And they lost a crucial group stage match in 1950 to the United States, another wartime enemy.

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