The USSR took the UFWC title into the 1966 World Cup tournament, but West Germany beat them 2-1 at the semi-final stage. The England striker remains the only man to have scored three goals in a World Cup final. Hungary 3-1 Brazil
He's got... some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over. USSR 2-1 Chile, Quarter-finals results:
And their star player, Eusebio, emerged as the tournament's top scorer with nine goals.
England 4-2 West Germany (aet), Front Page
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, Marking the 50th anniversary of England's World Cup victory in July 2016, ITV broadcast 1966 – A Nation Remembers, which was narrated by the actor Terence Stamp who attended every England game at the tournament. Paul is a freelance journalist and author. |
No one in England cared one jot. Then it was game on as England and West Germany contested both the World Cup and the Unofficial Football World Championships. Matches Wallchart
Assists ASS. The crowd and the audience of 400 million television viewers were left arguing whether the goal should have been given or not. ‘You’ve won it once, now win it again,’ England manager Alf Ramsey told his side.
They think it’s all over… It is now!’ and then, as Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy, ‘It is only 12 inches high… It is solid gold… And it undeniably means England are the champions of the world!’ The victorious players were whisked off to a boozy reception at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.
England 1-0 Argentina
Martin Peters gave England the lead in the second half, but an 89th-minute Wolfgang Weber equaliser saw the match go into extra-time. Bobby Moore: "You realised you were on the threshold of greatness" [1'26''], Nobby Styles: "We were confident" [31'']. In recognition of Moore and other West Ham United players' contribution to the win, the club and Newham Borough Council jointly commissioned a statue of this scene. England 0-0 Uruguay
On 28 April 2003 Prince Andrew as president of The Football Association, duly unveiled the World Cup Sculpture (also called The Champions) in a prominent place near West Ham's ground, at the time, the Boleyn Ground, at the junction of Barking Road and Green Street. United Kingdom's most-watched television event ever, most watched event ever on British television, "Hurst the hero for England in the home of football", "Tracking 30 years of TV's most watched programmes", "A riot of colour, emotion and memories: the World Cup stands alone in the field of sport", "World Cup final 1966: England v West Germany – live! After their slow start England beat Mexico and France to top their group and set up a quarter-final against Argentina. The England team became known as the "wingless wonders", on account of their then-unconventional narrow attacking formation, described at the time as a 4–4–2.
It was played in England between 11-30 July 1966. The players and staff of England's winning squad who did not get medals in 1966 received them on 10 June 2009 after a ceremony at 10 Downing Street in London. England 4-2 West Germany AET 30 July 1966World Cup final, Wembley Stadium, EnglandScorers: Hurst (3), Peters (England), Haller, Weber (Germany). Portugal 2-1 USSR, World Cup Final:
Goals scored GS. The Bild am Sontag reported, ‘England are 1966 world champions. The match features in the fifth episode of season 5 of American period drama Mad Men, with one of the characters watching and celebrating the game in a pub.
Portugal 3-1 Brazil
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