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When England last failed to qualify
Ronald Koeman brings down David Platt and it's hard for Graham Taylor to take
England's arduous campaign has brought back memories of the last time the national side failed to qualify for a major tournament - the 1994 World Cup.

Under then manager Graham Taylor, England were in the same group as Holland, Norway, Poland, Turkey and San Marino.

They needed to avoid defeat against Holland in Rotterdam to boost their chances of getting through, but Ronald Koeman was not sent off for his professional foul on David Platt (left) and the Dutch went on to win the game 2-0.

England had to watch events from the USA on TV and it took Taylor years to rebuild his reputation.

see also
England gifted lifeline by Israel
17 Nov 07 |  Internationals
Pick your England XI
31 Aug 07 |  Internationals
Bent drafted in for Croatia clash
18 Nov 07 |  Internationals

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