Minor Tournaments

England's History

Click on the links on the right hand side to see details for each tournament.

YearTournamentHostDetails
1964Nations CupBrazilDetails
1976Bicentennial CupUSADetails
1985-89Rous CupEngland/ScotlandDetails
1985Mexico City/Azteca 2000MexicoDetails
1991Challenge CupEnglandDetails
1993US CupUSADetails
1995Umbro CupEnglandDetails
1997Tournoi de FranceFranceDetails
1998King Hassan II CupMoroccoDetails
2004FA Summer TournamentEnglandDetails

Nations Cup (Brazil 1964)

Also called the Jubilee Cup, this tournament was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brazil's football federation, the CFB.
A round-robin series of matches was played between the participants; hosts Brazil and invitees Argentina, England and Portugal.

DateVenueMatchResult
30 May 1964Rio de JaneiroBrazil v England5-1
31 May 1964Rio de JaneiroArgentina v Portugal2-0
02 Jun 1964Sao PauloBrazil v Argentina0-3
03 Jun 1964Sao PauloEngland v Portugal1-1
06 Jun 1964Rio de JaneiroArgentina v England1-0
07 Jun 1964Rio de JaneiroBrazil v Portugal4-1

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Argentina3300606
Brazil3201954
England3012271
Portugal3012271

Argentina won the tournament, England finished third.

Bicentennial Cup (USA 1976)

This tournament was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the independence of the United States.
A round-robin series of matches was played between the participants; Brazil, England and Italy.
The host nation was represented by "Team America" - an all star team of league players which included Pele and Bobby Moore.
England's match against Team America is not considered official by the FA.

DateVenueMatchResult
23 May 1976WashingtonTeam America v Italy0-4
23 May 1976Los AngelesBrazil v England1-0
28 May 1976SeattleTeam America v Brazil0-2
28 May 1976New YorkEngland v Italy3-2
31 May 1976PhiladelphiaTeam America v England1-3
31 May 1976New HavenBrazil v Italy4-1

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Brazil3300716
England3201644
Italy3102772
Team America3003190

Brazil won the tournament, England was runner up.

Rous Cup (England & Scotland 1985-89)

Named in honour of Sir Stanley Rous, former secretary of the FA and former President of FIFA.
Five editions of the Rous Cup were held between 1985 and 1989.
England and Scotland played in every edition of the Cup. From 1987 a third team was included, each time from South America.

1985

DateVenueMatchResult
25 May 1985GlasgowScotland v England1-0

1986

DateVenueMatchResult
23 Apr 1986LondonEngland v Scotland2-1

1987

DateVenueMatchResult
19 May 1987LondonEngland v Brazil1-1
23 May 1987GlasgowScotland v England0-0
26 May 1987GlasgowScotland v Brazil0-2

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Brazil2110313
England2020112
Scotland2011021

Brazil won the tournament, England was runner up.

1988

DateVenueMatchResult
17 May 1988GlasgowScotland v Colombia0-0
21 May 1988LondonEngland v Scotland1-0
24 May 1988LondonEngland v Colombia1-1

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
England2110213
Colombia2020112
Scotland2011121

England won the tournament.

1989

DateVenueMatchResult
23 May 1989LondonEngland v Chile0-0
27 May 1989GlasgowScotland v England0-2
30 May 1989GlasgowScotland v Chile2-0

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
England2110203
Scotland2101222
Chile2011021

England won the tournament.

Mexico City Cup / Azteca 2000 (Mexico 1985)

There were two tournaments held in Mexico during the summer of 1985.
The first was the Mexico City Cup which featured hosts Mexico, England and Italy.
The second was the Azteca 2000 tournament featured Mexico, England and West Germany.
The match between Mexico and England counted as part of both tournaments. All matches were played at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Mexico City Cup

DateVenueMatchResult
02 Jun 1985Mexico CityMexico v Italy1-1
06 Jun 1985Mexico CityItaly v England2-1
09 Jun 1985Mexico CityMexico v England1-0

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Italy2110323
Mexico2011211
England2002130

Italy won the tournament, England were third.

Azteca 2000 Cup

DateVenueMatchResult
09 Jun 1985Mexico CityMexico v England1-0
12 Jun 1985Mexico CityEngland v West Germany3-0
15 Jun 1985Mexico CityMexico v West Germany2-0

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Mexico2200304
England2101312
West Germany2002050

Mexico won the tournament, England were runners up.

Challenge Cup (England 1991)

Participants were hosts England and invitees Argentina and the USSR.

DateVenueMatchResult
21 May 1991LondonEngland v USSR3-1
23 May 1991ManchesterArgentina v USSR1-1
25 May 1991LondonEngland v Argentina2-2

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
England2110533
Argentina2020332
USSR2011241

England won the tournament.

US Cup (USA 1993)

This was the second edition of a tournament held between 1992 and 2000.
Participants were hosts USA and invitees Brazil, England and Germany.

DateVenueMatchResult
06 Jun 1993New HavenUSA v Brazil0-2
09 Jun 1993FoxboroUSA v England2-0
11 Jun 1993WashingtonBrazil v Germany3-3
13 Jun 1993WashingtonEngland v Brazil1-1
13 Jun 1993ChicagoUSA v Germany3-4
19 Jun 1993PontiacGermany v England2-1

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Germany3210975
Brazil3120644
USA3102562
England3012251

Germany won the tournament, England were fourth.

Umbro Cup (England 1995)

Held as a trial of venues to be used in the European Championship in 1996.
Participants were hosts England and invitees Brazil, Japan and Sweden.

DateVenueMatchResult
03 Jun 1995LondonEngland v Japan2-1
04 Jun 1995BirminghamBrazil v Sweden1-0
06 Jun 1995LiverpoolJapan v Brazil0-3
08 Jun 1995LeedsEngland v Sweden3-3
10 Jun 1995NottinghamSweden v Japan2-2
11 Jun 1995LondonEngland v Brazil1-3

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
Brazil3300719
England3111674
Sweden3021562
Japan3012371

Brazil won the tournament, England were second.

Tournoi de France (France 1997)

Held as a trial of venues to be used in the World Cup in 1998.
Participants were hosts France and invitees Brazil, England and Italy.

DateVenueMatchResult
03 Jun 1997LyonFrance v Brazil1-1
04 Jun 1997NantesItaly v England0-2
07 Jun 1997MontpellierFrance v England0-1
08 Jun 1997LyonItaly v Brazil3-3
10 Jun 1997ParisEngland v Brazil0-1
11 Jun 1997ParisFrance v Italy2-2

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
England3201316
Brazil3120545
France3021342
Italy3021572

England won the tournament.

King Hassan II Cup (Morocco 1998)

A warm up tournament for teams competing in the World Cup in 1998.
Participants were hosts Morocco and invitees Belgium, England and France.
Each team played 2 matches. If a match was drawn after 90 minutes, penalties were used to decide the result.
Teams winning a penalty shoot out were awarded 1 bonus point.

DateVenueMatchResult
27 May 1998CasablancaMorocco v England0-1
27 May 1998CasablancaFrance v Belgium1-0
29 May 1998CasablancaBelgium v England0-0 [4-3 pens]
29 May 1998CasablancaMorocco v France2-2 [6-5 pens]

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
France2110324
England2110104
Morocco2011232
Belgium2011012

France won the tournament, England were second.

FA Summer Tournament (England 2004)

A warm up tournament for England prior to Euro 2004.
Participants were hosts England and invitees Iceland and Japan.

DateVenueMatchResult
30 May 2004ManchesterIceland v Japan2-3
01 Jun 2004ManchesterEngland v Japan1-1
05 Jun 2004ManchesterEngland v Iceland6-1

Standings

 PlyWDLFAPts
England2110714
Japan2110434
Belgium2002390

England won the tournament.