Classic England-USA: 1950

Posted by - June 11, 2010 - All News

USA 1-0 England

England’s World Cup defeat to USA at the 1950 World Cup in Brazil remains one of the biggest shocks in the national team’s history. With Stanley Matthews rested, the Three Lions lost the match courtesy of a solitary Joe Gaetjens goal.

Gaetjens was one of three USA players investigated after the tournament amid claims that the Haitian did not qualify to represent the Americans.