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The 1954 World Cup was the first to utilise squad numbers and, since then, including European Championships, there have been 466 English squad places up for grabs at major finals. …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz! This week, we have a World Cup general knowledge quiz for you.

There are many different historical numbering systems, based on how formations evolved in each country, and it could be argued that Uruguay’s is one of the most logical. Uruguay won two of …

Alphabetical numbering is the most well-known ‘quirky’ style, but it’s not the only one. In the 1990 World Cup, and the European Championship in Sweden two years later, Scotland employed a …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz! This week, you must guess the World Cup team from the formations we display.

Like most squad-number incidents, it was the fault of Álvaro Arbeloa. As we mentioned in the piece explaining how Josep Guardiola wore 9 for Spain at the 1992 Olympics and …

Number 4 is the the one most commonly associated with Josep Guardiola. When La Liga introduced squad numbers in 1995, he was assigned 4 at Barcelona and kept it until …

While Gerd Müller’s tally of 14 World Cup goals has been surpassed, both Ronaldo of Brazil and his compatriot Miroslav Klose needed a greater number of games in which to do …

No matter how much one may try to be cool, it’s hard not to descend to the levels of screaming schoolgirls at a One Direction gig when David Squires acknowledges …

As a goalkeeper earning his living in Spain, José Molina unsurprisingly either wore 1 or 13 at club level for Atlético Madrid, Deportivo La Coruña and Levante. An unused squad member …

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