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Encyclopedia > Football World Cup 1966
1966 Football World Cup - England
World Cup 1966 - England
1966 Football World Cup poster
Official 1966 Football World Cup poster
Participant teams 71
(final tournament: 16)
Host England
Champions England (1st title)
Matches played 32
Venues Villa Park
Goodison Park
Wembley
White City
Old Trafford
Ayresome Park
Hillsborough
Roker Park
Goals scored 89
(2.78 per match)
Attendance 1,614,677
(50,459 per match)
Top scorer Eusébio (POR)
9 goals

1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. The tournament's leading goalscorer was Eusebio of Portugal with nine goals. The event was given by FIFA in 1960 to England to celebrate the centenary of the codification of football (soccer) in England. 1966 Football World Cup poster This work is copyrighted. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... White City Stadium, built in London, England, for the 1908 Summer Olympics, was the first purpose-built Olympic stadium. ... Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C., one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Ayresome Park was a football stadium in the United Kingdom, and was the home of Middlesbrough F.C. from its construction in time for the 1903/1904 season, until the Riverside Stadium opened in 1995. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (known by the playing name of Eusébio) (born January 25, 1942 in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique) nicknamed The Black Pearl and The Black Panther, is a Portuguese football icon. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (known by the playing name of Eusébio) (born January 25, 1942) nicknamed The Black Pearl and The Black Panther, is a Portuguese football player born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique. ... The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, universally known by its acronym FIFA, is the international governing body of football (soccer). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The format of the 1966 competition remained as in 1962: 16 qualifying teams were divided into four groups of four. The top two teams in each group advanced to the quarterfinals. In 1962 the Football World Cup returned to the continent of South America. ...


The 1966 World Cup had a rather unusual hero off the field, a dog called Pickles. In the build up to the tournament the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen from an exhibition display. A nation wide hunt for the icon ensued. It was later discovered wrapped in some newspaper as the dog sniffed under some bushes in London. Pickles met his untimely end when he was strangled by his own leash. The Jules Rimet trophy was the original physical manifestation of the prize for winning the football world cup, a small gold cup representing the hopes and ambitions of every footballing nation on earth. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ...


It was the first World Cup to choose a mascot and an official logo for marketing purposes: The mascot was a lion called World Cup Willie. His image appeared in the official poster (right). Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot), society or corporation. ... A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface and/or font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... It has been suggested that Product marketing be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) Lion Comparative view of the human and lion frames, c1860. ...


Despite achieving record attendances for the time, 1966 was a World Cup with few goals as the teams began to play much more tactically and defensively. This was exemplified by Alf Ramsey's England as they finished top of Group 1 with only four goals to their credit, but having none scored against them. Uruguay were the other team to qualify from that group at the expense of both Mexico and France. All the group's matches were played at Wembley apart from the match between Uruguay and France which took place at White City. The Football World Cup (official name: FIFA World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer). ... Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey (born January 22, 1920 in Dagenham, Essex; died April 28, 1999) was a footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963 to 1974. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... White City Stadium, built in London, England, for the 1908 Summer Olympics, was the first purpose-built Olympic stadium. ...


In Group 2, West Germany and Argentina qualified with ease as they both finished the group with 5 points, Spain managed 2, while Switzerland left the competition after losing all three group matches.


In the northwest of England, the Old Trafford and Goodison Park stadia played host to Group 3 which saw the World Cup holders, Brazil, finish in third place behind Portugal and Hungary and so be eliminated along with Bulgaria. Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C., one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium A modern stadium (plural stadiums, Latin plural stadia) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of a field or stage partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event. ...


Group 4, however, provided the biggest upset when North Korea beat Italy 1-0, and finished above them, earning themselves qualification along with the USSR. Chile finished bottom of the group.


The quarter-finals provided an easy victory for West Germany as they cruised past Uruguay 4-0. It appeared as though the surprise package North Korea might do the same to Portugal when after 22 minutes they were in the lead 3-0. It fell to one of the greatest stars of the tournament, Eusebio, to change that. He scored four goals in the game and with Augusto adding a fifth in the 78th minute, one of the most incredible comebacks was complete.


Meanwhile in the other two games, Bene's late goal for Hungary against the USSR, who were led by Lev Yashin's stellar goalkeeping, proved little more than a consolation as they crashed out 2-1, and the only goal between Argentina and England came courtesy of England's Geoff Hurst. During that game, an ugly, ill-tempered affair, Argentina's Antonio Rattin became the first player to be sent off in a senior international football match at Wembley. The German referee, Rudolf Kretlein, gave Rattin his marching orders for dissent and the 'look on his face', even though he understood no Spanish. Rattin at first refused to leave the field and eventually had to be escorted by several policemen. Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин) (October 22, 1929 - March 20, 1990) was a Soviet football (soccer) goalkeeper, arguably the best ever in the sport, known for his supreme atheleticism in goal, imposing stature (he was 6 3, 190 cm) and amazing reflex saves. ... Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE (born Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 8th December 1941) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Antonio Ubaldo Rattín (born May 16, 1937 in Tigre, Buenos Aires Province) is a former Argentine football player, best known as a Boca Juniors midfielder, and because of an incident in a match at the 1966 World Cup. ...


Both semi-finals finished 2-1: Franz Beckenbauer providing the winning goal for West Germany as they beat the USSR, while Bobby Charlton scored both goals in England's triumph against Portugal. Portugal went on to beat the USSR 2-1 to take third place. Franz Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a famous German football player, coach and manager, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities and his domination on the football pitch. ... Sir Robert Bobby Charlton, CBE (born 11 October 1937) Ashington, Northumberland is a former English professional football player who won a World Cup medal and the European Footballer of the Year award in 1966. ...

Stamp issued to celebrate the England victory
Stamp issued to celebrate the England victory

London's Wembley Stadium provided the venue for the Final, and 97,000 people crammed inside to watch. Image File history File links EnglandWinners. ... A selection of postal stamps from Hong Kong A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... Bobby Moore with Jules Rimet trophy GB World Cup Commemorative overprinted stamp The 1966 Football World Cup Final was the final match in the Football World Cup 1966, contested by England and West Germany. ...


After 12 minutes Helmut Haller had put West Germany ahead, but the score was levelled by Geoff Hurst four minutes later. Martin Peters put England in the lead in the 78th minute; England looked set to claim the title when the referee awarded a free kick to West Germany with one minute left. The ball was launched goalward and Wolfgang Weber managed to poke it across the line, with England appealing in vain for handball as the ball came through the crowded penalty area. Helmut Haller (born July 21, 1939 in Augsburg, Germany) was a footballer who represented proud West Germany at three World Cups. ... Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE (born Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 8th December 1941) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Martin Peters MBE, (born Plaistow, London, November 8, 1943) was a football player and hero of the victorious England team which won the 1966 World Cup. ... Wolfgang Weber (born June 26, 1944) was a footballer best remembered for scoring the last-minute equaliser for West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. ...


With the score level at 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes, the game went to extra time. In the 98th minute Hurst found himself on the score sheet again; his shot hit the crossbar and was controversially deemed to have crossed the line by the linesman and referee. In the last minute, it was Hurst again to easily sprint through the (then almost empty) German half and net his third, just as the gathered crowd invaded the pitch to celebrate with the team, thus cementing the victory for England. This made Geoff Hurst the only player ever to have scored three times in a World Cup Final.


BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme's description of the match's closing moments has gone down in history: "Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over." (Hurst scores) "It is now!" Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Kenneth Wolstenholme, DFC (born Worsley, Lancashire,. July 17, 1920; died March 25, 2002) was the original football commentator for BBC television in the 1950s and 1960s, responsible for the games most famous commentary phrase. ... They think its all over is a catch phrase popular in England. ...


England received the recovered Jules Rimet trophy from Her Majesty the Queen and were crowned World Cup winners. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms (and has previously been Queen of sixteen others). ...

Contents


Qualification

See Football World Cup 1966 (qualification). A total of 71 teams entered the 1966 World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. ...


First Round

Group 1

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
England 5 3 2 1 0 4 0 4
Uruguay 4 3 1 2 0 2 1 1
Mexico 2 3 0 2 1 1 1 0
France 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3


July 11, Wembley Stadium, London - England 0 - 0 Uruguay Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_1934. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...


July 13, Wembley Stadium, London - France 1 - 1 Mexico July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_1934. ...


July 15, White City Stadium, London - Uruguay 2 - 1 France July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... White City Stadium, built in London, England, for the 1908 Summer Olympics, was the first purpose-built Olympic stadium. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ...


July 16, Wembley Stadium, London - England 2 - 0 Mexico July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_1934. ...


July 19, Wembley Stadium, London - Mexico 0 - 0 Uruguay July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico_1934. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...


July 20, Wembley Stadium, London - England 2 - 0 France July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ...


Group 2

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
West Germany 5 3 2 1 0 7 1 6
Argentina 5 3 2 1 0 4 1 3
Spain 2 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2
  Switzerland 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8


July 12, Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield - West Germany 5 - 0   Switzerland Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Old_Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ...


July 13, Villa Park, Birmingham - Argentina 2 - 1 Spain July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Image File history File links Old_Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ...


July 15, Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield - Spain 2 - 1   Switzerland July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ...


July 16, Villa Park, Birmingham - Argentina 0 - 0 West Germany July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Image File history File links Old_Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...


July 19, Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield - Argentina 2 - 0   Switzerland July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Old_Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ...


July 20, Villa Park, Birmingham - West Germany 2 - 1 Spain July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ...


Group 3

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Portugal 6 3 3 0 0 9 2 7
Hungary 4 3 2 0 1 7 5 2
Brazil 2 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
Bulgaria 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7


July 12, Goodison Park, Liverpool - Brazil 2 - 0 Bulgaria Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ...


July 13, Old Trafford, Manchester - Portugal 3 - 1 Hungary July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C., one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ...


July 15, Goodison Park, Liverpool - Hungary 3 - 1 Brazil July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ...


July 16, Old Trafford, Manchester - Portugal 3 - 0 Bulgaria July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C., one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ...


July 19, Goodison Park, Liverpool - Portugal 3 - 1 Brazil July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ...


July 20, Old Trafford, Manchester - Hungary 3 - 1 Bulgaria July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C., one of the most famous football clubs in the world. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ...


Group 4

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
USSR 6 3 3 0 0 6 1 5
Korea DPR 3 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2
Italy 2 3 1 0 2 2 2 0
Chile 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3


July 12, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough - USSR 3 - 0 Korea DPR Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Ayresome Park was a football stadium in the United Kingdom, and was the home of Middlesbrough F.C. from its construction in time for the 1903/1904 season, until the Riverside Stadium opened in 1995. ... Middlesbrough is a major town in North-East England and the principal location in the borough of Middlesbrough. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1...


July 13, Roker Park, Sunderland - Italy 2 - 0 Chile July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... Sunderland is an industrial area and port in the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ...


July 15, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough - Chile 1 - 1 Korea DPR July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Ayresome Park was a football stadium in the United Kingdom, and was the home of Middlesbrough F.C. from its construction in time for the 1903/1904 season, until the Riverside Stadium opened in 1995. ... Middlesbrough is a major town in North-East England and the principal location in the borough of Middlesbrough. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1...


July 16, Roker Park, Sunderland - USSR 1 - 0 Italy July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... Sunderland is an industrial area and port in the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ...


July 19, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough - Korea DPR 1 - 0 Italy July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Ayresome Park was a football stadium in the United Kingdom, and was the home of Middlesbrough F.C. from its construction in time for the 1903/1904 season, until the Riverside Stadium opened in 1995. ... Middlesbrough is a major town in North-East England and the principal location in the borough of Middlesbrough. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ...


July 20, Roker Park, Sunderland - USSR 2 - 1 Chile July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... Sunderland is an industrial area and port in the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ...


Quarterfinals

July 23, Goodison Park, Liverpool - Portugal 5 - 3 Korea DPR July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First International Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Largest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Worst defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1...


July 23, Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield - West Germany 4 - 0 Uruguay July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Hillsborough Stadium is the home of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in Sheffield, England. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...


July 23, Roker Park, Sunderland - USSR 2 - 1 Hungary July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Roker Park was the stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. between 1898 and 1997, when it was replaced by the Stadium of Light. ... Sunderland is an industrial area and port in the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ...


July 23, Wembley Stadium, London - England 1 - 0 Argentina July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Old_Flag_of_Argentina. ...


Semifinals

July 25, Goodison Park, Liverpool - West Germany 2 - 1 USSR July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ...


July 26, Wembley Stadium, London - England 2 - 1 Portugal July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ...


Third Place Match

July 28, Wembley Stadium, London - Portugal 2 - 1 USSR July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ...


Final

Stamp issued to celebrate the England victory
Stamp issued to celebrate the England victory

July 30, Wembley Stadium, London - England 4 - 2 (AET) West Germany Image File history File links EnglandWinners. ... A selection of postal stamps from Hong Kong A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...


Attendance: 93,802


Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)


Goals: Haller (FRG) 12', Hurst (ENG) 18', Peters (ENG) 78', Weber (FRG) 89', Hurst (ENG) 101', Hurst (ENG) 120'. Helmut Haller (born July 21, 1939 in Augsburg, Germany) was a footballer who represented proud West Germany at three World Cups. ... Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE (born Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 8th December 1941) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Martin Peters MBE, (born Plaistow, London, November 8, 1943) was a football player and hero of the victorious England team which won the 1966 World Cup. ... Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE (born Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 8th December 1941) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ... Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE (born Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, 8th December 1941) is a footballer enshrined in the games history as the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final. ...


For more detail, see 1966 World Cup Final Bobby Moore with Jules Rimet trophy GB World Cup Commemorative overprinted stamp The 1966 Football World Cup Final was the final match in the Football World Cup 1966, contested by England and West Germany. ...

International football

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Football World Cup

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Women's Football World Cup

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