1966 FIFA World Cup

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1966 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
Dates11–30 July
Teams16 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions England (1st title)
Runners-up West Germany
Third place Portugal
Fourth place Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored89 (2.78 per match)
Attendance1,563,135 (48,848 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Eusébio (9 goals)
Best young playerWest Germany Franz Beckenbauer
1962
1970

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]

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Results[change | change source]

The Queen presenting the 1966 World Cup to Bobby Moore, captain of the victorious England team. The match was played between England and West Germany on 30 July 1966 at Wembley Stadium. England won 4-2 after extra time.

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.

References[change | change source]