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One of the biggest and most historic national teams in the world, England has a massive following wherever they go. No surprise that Buying England football tickets can be difficult, especially for key away games and tournaments like Euro 2024 and the 2026 World Cup. Even when matches are sold out you can find England international football tickets on Ticket Compare.

We compare England national football tickets across a number of resale marketplaces, so you can choose the seat and price that is right for you.

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How Do I Buy England Football Tickets?

You can get hold of England Football Tickets with a membership if you’re going through official channels. The free My England Football Membership will get you into a priority window, while the paid England Supporters Travel Club (ESTC) has an earlier window for home games, and allows you to buy England away tickets.

Ticket Compare offers England national football team tickets for every game, from Euro 2024 tickets to the road to the 2026 World Cup, and beyond.

Can You Buy England International Football Tickets without a Membership?

Yes, but only rarely. England Members always have priority, but some of the less popular England friendlies do go on general sale. We should point out that ESTC Members can buy up to eight tickets per match, which explains why so few England matches go on general sale.

Of course, you don’t need a membership to buy England football match tickets via Ticket Compare.

How to Buy Cheap England National Football Team Tickets?

ESTC Members are entitled to discounted tickets and reduced prices in the ‘Home End’ at Wembley Stadium. Going through official channels, the cheapest England football tickets for friendlies and qualifiers cost between £25 and £35.

Things are different for oversubscribed international matches, when ESTC Members who attend the most matches get first dibs on the cheapest Fans First or Category 3 Tickets.

On the secondary market, the price of England football fixtures tickets depends on demand, but Ticket Compare will display the cheapest price for every game.

When Do England Football Tickets Go on Sale?

Primary Market England international football tickets have different sale dates, depending on the competition. England friendlies and qualifiers go on sale around four months before the match. For tournaments, the window to buy England football tickets opens about eight months beforehand.

You can buy England national football team tickets at any time on the secondary market, as soon as the fixture is announced.

How to Get England International Football Tickets Online?

With a free My England Football Membership you’ll be notified by email when England matches go on sale. There’s an advanced sales window for ESCTC Members, followed by a window for My England Football Members.

Again, the only reliable way to secure England international football tickets without a membership is on the secondary market.

How to Buy England International Away Tickets?

Primary market tickets for England national team away matches are sold by ballot for members. You register your interest in advance, and will learn if you have qualified for a ticket depending on how many England matches you have attended in recent years.

Do I Need to Print or Collect My England Football Match Tickets?

Almost all England national football team tickets are now e-tickets, that you can scan from your phone or print at home. All that matters is that you can scan the barcode on the ticket.

How Does England Membership Work?

There are two main kinds of England Membership: My England Football and the England Supporters Travel Club (ESTC). The first one is free, and gives fans a priority window for England International Football Tickets, while the second is paid and requires a subscription fee.

ESTC Membership allows fans to build up Caps, which count towards tickets for England international away matches and tournaments. We’ll explain everything in our guide to England Membership.

What Are the Benefits of England Membership?

The main benefit of My England Football Membership is access to the second sales window, before England football tickets go on general sale.

For England Supporters Travel Club Members there are a raft of perks. These range from discounted tickets to access to the Caps system, discounted travel and opportunities to meet the players or win exclusive signed gear.

How often Do England National Football Team Tickets Go on General Sale?

Never for tournament matches or away games of any kind. Still, some England football match tickets for Nations League, qualifiers and friendlies are sold to the public after the members’ windows.

When this does happen the tickets are gone within a few hours, and all England matches sell out these days. When England played Brazil in a friendly at Wembley in March 2024, the tickets were sold out before reaching general sale.

The best way to guarantee England international football tickets is on the secondary market.

What England Hospitality Tickets Are Available at Wembley?

If you want to get England international football tickets with an upscale twist, you can book a matchday hospitality package at one of Club Wembley’s premium lounges. Seating for these spaces can be found in Wembley’s middle tier, with the best views of the pitch. Here are the main lounges at Wembley Stadium:

  • Inner Circle
  • Centre Circle
  • Number Nine
  • Bobby Moore Lounge
  • One Twenty

What is the Dress Code at Club Wembley?

Smart-casual. The dress code at Club Wembley is pretty loose, but there are strict restrictions on replica shirts, most of all at club competitions like the FA Cup.

Where is the best Place to Sit at Wembley Stadium?

Club Wembley, for the premium hospitality experience and best views. We should say that Wembley Stadium has exceptional views throughout. For a livelier atmosphere you could get a seat in the ‘Home End’ (Blocks 105-118), in the lower tier of the east stand. For more detail check out our guide to the Wembley seating plan.

About England Tickets 2024-26

The England national team is considered a contender in every competition it enters. The Three Lions have reached the last eight or better in the last four major international tournaments, going back to the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Right now the team is in a period of sustained strong performance, arguably the most consistent in England’s history. This has got them to the semi-final of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and the final of Euro 2020.

Aside from the time they went all the way in 1966, other good tournament performances came at the World Cup in 1990, and Euro 1996 when they reached the semi-final in both.

With England International Football tickets you’ll be watching some of the best players in the world. To illustrate, three England players made the top 30 in the 2023 Ballon d’Or, the most behind only Argentina (four) and France (four).

Exciting young English players come through every season, winning youth tournaments like the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and graduating to the senior team.

A Brief History of the England National Team

Officially founded in 1872, England is the joint oldest national football team in the world. Interestingly, England was not a founding member of FIFA, and only joined in 1906, two years after the organization was established. The first matches against teams that were not part of the British Isles came during a tour of Central Europe in 1908.

The reason why England didn’t appear in any World Cup up to 1950 is that the Football Association fell out with FIFA and withdrew in 1928, before finally rejoining in 1946. Since then, England have failed to qualify for just three World Cups, in 1974, 1976 and 1994.

1966 World Cup Victory

Without doubt the climactic moment in the history of the England national football team came in 1966 when they won the World Cup on home soil. Managed by Alf Ramsey and captained by Bobby Moore, the team played with a unique narrow 4-4-2 formation that earned them the nickname, the Wingless Wonders.

After breezing through the Group Stage, England edged a couple of narrow wins against Argentina and Portugal, with crucial goals from striker Geoff Hurst and inside-forward Bobby Charlton. Hurst was the hero in the final against West Germany with a controversial hat-trick, as one shot appeared not to cross the goal line. Hurst wrapped up the 4-2 win in injury time, as the Wembley crowd poured onto the pitch.

1970s Dark Days and 1980s Revival

After a Quarter-Final exit in Euro 1972, England would not taste major tournament football until the Euro 1980. A string of managers arrived with big reputations, including Don Revie, who had an exceptional career with Leeds United, but couldn’t get much out of a squad that lacked talent in defence and central midfield.

Ron Greenwood led England to their first World Cup in 12 years in Spain, and England performed well, but eventually exited undefeated in the Second Group Stage after 0-0 draws against West Germany and Spain.

Fresh from success with Ipswich Town, Bobby Robson took over, and England started to look dangerous once more. Maradona’s solo wonder-goal and Hand of God halted a creditable run at the 1986 World Cup in the quarters.

Rollercoaster Years in the 1990s

Robson was at the helm when England produced their best tournament performance since 1966, with a fourth-place finish at Italy 1990. Playing cautious football with spectacular individual moments, England gained steady momentum, sneaking past Belgium and Cameroon after extra time before falling to West Germany on penalties in the semi-final.

The next four years were grim, as Graham Taylor was unable to build on Robson’s tenure. England were embarrassed at Euro 1992 and failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. Terry Venables stepped in, and England played their best collective football for decades at Euro 1996, getting through to the semis where they fell to Germany yet again on penalties.

Venables’ private finances came under scrutiny and he was replaced by Glenn Hoddle, who took England to the Round of 16 at the 1998 World Cup, before losing his job in controversial circumstances due to his curious personal views.

The Golden Generation

Swedish manager Sven-Göran Eriksson arrived in England from the Serie A, and was in charge of an extremely strong group of players. The drawback to having stars like Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole was club loyalty.

Despite their talent, the players were divided off the pitch, which is reflected in sub-par performances at tournaments. England lost to winners Brazil in the World Cup quarters in 2002, fell to France at the quarter-final of Euro 2004, and then to Portugal on penalties in the quarters of the World Cup in 2006. Later experiments failed under Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello and Roy Hogson, as the quality of players waned once more

Gareth Southgate Era

Off the pitch, England introduced the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in the early 2010s, which has resulted in a steady flow of talented young players coming through. But when Gareth Southgate took over in 2016, the squad was limited. Southgate’s main task was to bring some unity back to the team, amid the lowest expectations in years.

Almost out of nowhere, he steered England to a semi-final place at World Cup 2018, falling to Croatia. Then came another impressive performance, as England reached the final of Euro 2020, losing on penalties to Italy. With each improved showing, the quality of players available to Southgate went up a level. By World Cup 2022 England were among the favourites, but went out with a narrow defeat to France.

Former England Managers

Here’s a look at the permanent former England managers since the ‘full-time era’ began after the Second World War, and how they’ve performed:

ManagerTenureWin %Best Competition Performance
Water Winterbottom1946-196256.1World Cup QF 1954, 1962
Alf Ramsey1963-197461.1World Cup Winners 1966
Don Revie1974-197748.3Euro 1976 DNQ
Ron Greenwood1977-198260.01982 World Cup 2nd Group Stage
Bobby Robson1982-199049.51990 World Cup QF
Graham Taylor1990-199347.4Euro 1992 Group Stage
Terry Venables1993-199647.8Euro 1996 SF
Glenn Hoddle1996-199960.7World Cup 1998 Round of 16
Kevin Keegan1999-200038.8Euro 2000 Group Stage
Sven-Göran Eriksson2000-200659.7World Cup QF 2002, 2006

Euro 2004 QF

Steve McCLaren2006-200750.0Euro 2008 DNQ
Fabio Capello2008-201266.72010 World Cup Round of 16
Roy Hodgson2012-201658.9Euro 2012 QF
Sam Allardyce2016100NA
Gareth Southgate2016-202460.6Euro 2020 Runners-Up

England Stadium Information

The England national team has played at Wembley Stadium since 1923. The current ground was rebuilt from scratch in the 2000s, and seats 90,000 fans.

The official address is Wembley Stadium Connected by EE, South Way, Wembley, HA9 0WS. For more insight about this venue, check out our dedicated Wembley Stadium page.

If you want to pay a visit when there are no events on, you can sign up for the Wembley Stadium tour for £25, with a VIP option costing £75. The basic tour takes in the Press Room, Players’ Tunnel, the Royal Box, and occasionally the centre circle. You can also check out a small museum exhibition, including the original crossbar from England’s 1996 World Cup success.

England Historic Accomplishments

Although they are often contenders, the England national football team has only gone all the way in one major competition:

  • 1966 World Cup

In the UEFA European Championship they finished runners-up in 2020, and got third place in 1968 and 1996

England also achieved a third place finish in the first UEFA Nations League cycle in 2019.

In terms of qualification, England has been present at every large-format international tournament except for Euro 2008, the 1994 World Cup, the 1978 World Cup, and the 1974 World Cup.

England’s Recent Final Season FIFA Rankings

Let’s look at the England National Team’s end-of-year FIFA Ranking during Gareth Southgate’s reign:

YearEnd of Year Final Ranking

Greatest England Players

We have to start with Bobby Moore (108 caps), whose statue looks out over the crowd as they approach Wembley Stadium along Wembley Way. Remembered as the captain and most gifted member of the 1966 World Cup-winning generation, Moore was a centre-half, loved for his composure, ability to read the game and rare level of class on the ball.

No English national team player has made the same positive impact, on and off the field, while Pelé called him the best defender he ever played against.

Other vital members of the 1966 team were Martin Peters, Gordon Banks, Alan Ball, and, of course, Bobby Charlton, considered another of the greatest players to wear the England shirt.

Notable stars from England’s immediate post-war era include the tricky wingers Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney, the stylish inside-forward Johnny Haynes and the reliable centre-half Billy Wright.

England fans don’t need reminding that they’ve never been able to replicate that 1966 success. But a few deep tournament runs since then have been powered by a number of super talented players.

Some of the stars from the 1980s are Kevin Keegan, Peter Shilton, Glen Hoddle and Bryan Robson, while a good showing at the World Cup in 1990 was helped by the likes of Gary Lineker, David Platt, Terry Butcher, Stuart Pearce and Paul Gascoigne.

Euro 1996, the Golden Generation and Southgate Era

Later, England reached the semis of the Euros on home soil in 1996, aided by strong performances by Alan Shearer, David Seaman, Tony Adams, Paul Ince, and 1990 stars Gascoigne and Pearce.

The “Golden Generation” of the 2000s had several players considered among the best in the world for their positions.

A few of the big names from that period were David Beckham, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Ashley Cole, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, and Wayne Rooney who burst onto the scene as a teenager at Euro 2004.

Tournament success eluded that team as it has done for every England side since 1966, but things perked up under Gareth Southdate. England’s recent revival, in which they qualified for the World Cup Semi-Final in 2018 and the Euro 2020 Final, was powered by several key players.

You have to start with striker and all-time England top-scorer Harry Kane, heading a roll-call of accomplished footballers, some who have since dropped out, and others who have burst onto the scene. Some notables are Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, and Jude Bellingham.

England’s Biggest Rivalries

The Three Lions have a few big rivalries, some of which are down to geography and others that have been forged in international competitions over the years.


Let’s look no further than the oldest international football fixture in the world, kicking off with a 0-0 in a friendly in 1872. Representative football teams from England and Scotland had also played in five unofficial international matches over the two previous years.

This is a long way of saying that the rivalry goes back to the earliest days of the game that we know today. England and Scotland have played against each other 116 times, with 49 England wins, 41 victories for Scotland, and 26 draws. One reason for this high number of games is because from 1872 to 1989 England vs Scotland was an annual fixture, played every spring.

A landmark match from this rivalry was England’s 1-2 defeat at Wembley in 1977. Goals from Gordon McQueen and Kenny Dalglish secured the win and ended Don Revie’s reign as England manager. Also memorable was England’s 2-0 win at Euro 1996, when Paul Gascoigne scored an astonishing solo goal.

The two teams later met in a play-off to get to Euro 2000, won by England, while Scotland put in an impressive performance in an otherwise bland goalless draw in the group stage at Euro 2020.

Germany and West Germany (1950-1990)

More of a one-way rivalry, this match means a little more to England than it does to Germany. Still, for England, matches against Germany are etched in history.

It was against West Germany that England won the World Cup in 1966. The opponents levelled late in the game to take it to extra time at 2-2. Then came a controversial Geoff Hurst goal that may not have crossed the line, but was given by a linesman from the USSR. Hurst sealed the victory with a thumping strike in the last seconds of the game. West Germany took revenge four years later with a Round of 16 win after extra-time in Mexico.

Ever since that match, Germany have mostly had the upper hand against England. They triumphed on penalties in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup and Euro ‘96, going on to win both tournaments. One resounding victory came in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, with a 4-1 win. Despite being comprehensively beaten, England did have an effort from Frank Lampardl that crossed the line but was ruled out, in an echo of the 1966 World Cup Final.

In between, England earned minor respectability with a win in the Euro 2000 group stage and in the round of 16 at Euro 2020, on the way to the final.

England and Germany rarely meet in qualifiers, but did face each other before the 2002 World Cup. Germany won the last ever game at the old Wembley Stadium, while England thrashed Germany 5-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Munich.


By a quirk of international football, two of the world’s biggest rivals have not played a match against each other since 2005.

The England-Argentina matchup first gained intensity in the quarter-finals of the 1966 World Cup. In a bitter encounter, Argentina’s captain, ​​Antonio Rattín was sent off, supposedly for dissent, but refused to leave the field. England eventually won 1-0 through a Geoff Hurst goal that was claimed to be offside by the Argentine players.

Such was the ill-feeling that manager Alf Ramsey refused to let his players swap shirts with the Argentines, while the match became known as “el robo del siglo” ("the theft of the century") in Argentina.

In the 1980s the Falklands War (1982) injected a new level of intensity, and it came to pass that four years later, England and Argentina would meet on the pitch at the 1986 World Cup.

The match was highly dramatic, with Maradona taking centre-stage. He scored what was arguably the greatest goal in World Cup history with a solo run, and followed it up with the “Hand of God”, a cleverly disguised handball. Argentina went on to lift the World Cup.

The ferocity of the rivalry had not subsided 12 years later when the two teams met in the round of 16 at France ‘98. England lost in a penalty shoot-out, but not before Michael Owen scored a special solo goal and David Beckham received a red card for a petulant kick at Diego Simeone.

The last competitive encounter took place in the group stage at the 2002 World Cup, and resulted in an England 1-0 win. Owen again earned a penalty, dispatched by David Beckham in redemption for his red card four years earlier.