England National Football Team
The England National football team is the joint oldest in the world, formed at the same time as Scotland’s National Team. England played their first international match against Scotland at Scotland’s invitation, at Hamilton Crescent in Scotland on 30th November 1872. Over the next forty years, England played exclusively with the other three “Home Nations” – Scotland, Wales and Ireland (later, Northern Ireland). The games were made competitive with the advent of the British Home Championship, sometimes called “Home Internations”, from 1883 to 1984.