10 worst teams in world football history

England did not even qualify for the Euro 2008
Modified 28 Mar 2017
Top 5 / Top 10

We always hear about the best in the world, but sides that feature towards the lower end of league tables or tournament tables are rarely talked about. However, the rankings do not exactly show how good (or bad) a team actually is, since it is only calculated with points but at the same time that does showcase how a team fairs against others. 

But there are times when even the teams with quality talent in them can suffer a disastrous season or tournament, be it due to injuries, lack of team chemistry or even proper coaching staff that is out of touch with their roster.

Here, we list the ten worst teams in football history:

#10 England Euro 2008 Qualifiers

New manager Steve McClaren tried to establish himself as someone willing to break with the past by cutting a number of respected veterans from the team, including Sol Campbell, David James, and former skipper David Beckham, only to bring back both Beckham and Campbell when England started struggling during their qualification matches.

Then came the final match against Croatia and the England side couldn’t hold on, as they slipped to their second defeat to the Croatians and failed to qualify for the Euro 2008.

England was never among the favourites for the Euro 2008 title, but they were certainly expected to qualify, even possibly winning their group. They did have a tough qualification group, but with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand, it should have been a walk in the park to qualify for the Three lions.

They had been consistent in their last two competitions, losing in controversial fashion to Portugal in the quarter-finals of both the Euro 2004 and the World Cup in 2006.

1 / 10 NEXT
Published 28 Mar 2017
Fetching more content...
App download animated image Get the free App now