1966 FIFA World Cup

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The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth FIFA World Cup. It was held in England from 11-30 July. England was chosen as hosts by FIFA to celebrate 100 years of football in England. England won the final beating West Germany 4-2. This was England's first (and so far only) World Cup win. England also became the first host to win since Italy won it in 1934. Later Germany, Argentina and France won it at their homes.

Participants[change | change source]

Asia[change | change source]

Europe[change | change source]

North and Central America[change | change source]

South America[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

Round 1[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team ENG URU MEX FRA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 England - 0-0 2-0 2-0 3 2 1 0 4 0 5 Round 2
2 Uruguay 0-0 - 0-0 2-1 3 1 2 0 2 1 4 Round 2
3 Mexico 0-2 0-0 - 1-1 3 0 2 1 1 3 2
4 France 0-2 1-2 1-1 - 3 0 1 2 2 5 1

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team FRG ARG ESP SUI P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 West Germany - 0-0 2-1 5-0 3 2 1 0 7 1 5 Round 2
2 Argentina 0-0 - 2-1 2-0 3 2 1 0 4 1 5 Round 2
3 Spain 1-2 1-2 - 2-1 3 1 0 2 4 5 2
4 Switzerland 0-5 0-2 1-2 - 3 0 0 3 1 9 0

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team POR HUN BRA BUL P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Portugal - 3-1 3-1 3-0 3 3 0 0 9 2 6 Round 2
2 Hungary 1-3 - 3-1 3-1 3 2 0 1 7 5 4 Round 2
3 Brazil 1-3 1-3 - 2-0 3 1 0 2 4 6 2
4 Bulgaria 0-3 1-3 0-2 - 3 0 0 3 1 8 0

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team URS PRK ITA CHI P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Soviet Union - 3-0 1-0 2-1 3 3 0 0 6 1 6 Round 2
2 Korea DPR 0-3 - 1-0 1-1 3 1 1 1 2 4 3 Round 2
3 Italy 0-1 0-1 - 2-0 3 1 0 2 2 2 2
4 Chile 1-2 1-1 0-2 - 3 0 1 2 2 5 1

Round 2[change | change source]

Quarterfinals[change | change source]

Semifinals[change | change source]

3rd place[change | change source]

Final[change | change source]

England won the championship.

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