I just checked their record and it's just brilliant. What's with England team who have superb record in qualifiers (world cup and Euro) but awful in main tournament? Their last loss in qualifying phase was in 2009 when they had already won the group, that's against Ukraine. Their record from 2010 qualifiers Played- 47 Won - 37 Draw - 9 Loss -1 Goals scored - 130 Goals conceded - 21 That's a brilliant record for a team who is awful in the main tournament. It's not like they faced only shit teams, they faced teams like Ukraine, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Poland, Wales, Switzerland, Scotland. Also for Euro 2016 qualifiers they won 10 out of 10 games and their group had Switzerland who are very decent team. So why is that they struggle against even decent teams in main tournament whey they have very good record against decent teams in qualifiers?