1966 World Cup

1966 World Cup Final

The 1966 World Cup was the eighth staging of the competition, won by the hosts England who beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time in the final at Wembley Stadium. Alf Ramsay's side became the third hosts to win the World Cup and it is the only major trophy that England have won in their history. Top scorer in the competition was Portugal striker Eusebio with nine goals.

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The final was made famous for a hat-trick scored by Geoff Hurst, with the third goal still debated to this day as to whether it crossed the line or not. The tournament averaged crowds over 50,000, with the final watched by just under 100,000 fans.

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Stage: Round 1

Group: 1
11 JulEngland0 - 0Uruguay
13 JulFrance1 - 1Mexico
15 JulUruguay2 - 1France
16 JulEngland2 - 0Mexico
19 JulUruguay0 - 0Mexico
20 JulEngland2 - 0France
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
England3210405
Uruguay3120214
Mexico3021132
France3012251
Group: 2
12 JulGermany FR5 - 0Switzerland
13 JulArgentina2 - 1Spain
15 JulSpain2 - 1Switzerland
16 JulGermany FR0 - 0Argentina
19 JulArgentina2 - 0Switzerland
20 JulGermany FR2 - 1Spain
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Germany FR3210715
Argentina3210415
Spain3102452
Switzerland3003190
Group: 3
12 JulBrazil2 - 0Bulgaria
13 JulPortugal3 - 1Hungary
15 JulHungary3 - 1Brazil
16 JulPortugal3 - 0Bulgaria
19 JulPortugal3 - 1Brazil
20 JulHungary3 - 1Bulgaria
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Portugal3300926
Hungary3201754
Brazil3102462
Bulgaria3003180
Group: 4
12 JulSoviet Union3 - 0Korea DPR
13 JulItaly2 - 0Chile
15 JulKorea DPR1 - 1Chile
16 JulSoviet Union1 - 0Italy
19 JulKorea DPR1 - 0Italy
20 JulSoviet Union2 - 1Chile
TeamGPWonDrawnLostGFGAPts
Soviet Union3300616
Korea DPR3111243
Italy3102222
Chile3012251

Stage: Quarter Final

23 JulEngland1 - 0Argentina
23 JulGermany FR4 - 0Uruguay
23 JulPortugal5 - 3Korea DPR
23 JulSoviet Union2 - 1Hungary

Stage: Semi Final

25 JulGermany FR2 - 1Soviet Union
26 JulEngland2 - 1Portugal

Stage: Third Place

28 JulPortugal2 - 1Soviet Union

Stage: Final

30 JulEngland2 - 2(aet)
4 - 2 (90 mins)
Germany FR

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