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 | edit source]

Asia[change | edit source]

Europe[change | edit source]

North and Central America[change | edit source]

South America[change | edit source]

Results[change | edit source]

Round 1[change | edit source]

Group A[change | edit 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 | edit 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 | edit 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 | edit 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 | edit source]

Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Semifinals[change | edit source]

3rd place[change | edit source]

Final[change | edit source]

England won the championship.

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