World Cup 1966

Format: 16 teams in four groups of four with the top two teams from each qualifying for the Quarter Finals before the Semi Finals and Final.

Monday 11th July 1966

Group 1: England 0-0 Uruguay (London)

Tuesday 12th July 1966

Group 2: West Germany 5-0 Switzerland (Sheffield)

Group 3: Brazil 2-0 Bulgaria (Liverpool)

Group 4: Soviet Union 3-0 North Korea (Middlesbrough)

Wednesday 13th July 1966

Group 1: France 1-1 Mexico (London)

Group 2: Argentina 2-1 Spain (Birmingham)

Group 3: Portugal 3-1 Hungary (Manchester)

Group 4: Italy 2-0 Chile (Sunderland)

Friday 15th July 1966

Group 1: Uruguay 2-1 France (London)

Group 2: Spain 2-1 Switzerland (Sheffield)

Group 3: Hungary 3-1 Brazil (Liverpool)

Group 4: Chile 1-1 North Korea (Middlesbrough)

Saturday 16th July 1966

Group 1: England 2-0 Mexico (London)

Group 2: Argentina 0-0 West Germany (Birmingham)

Group 3: Portugal 3-0 Bulgaria (Manchester)

Group 4: Soviet Union 1-0 Italy (Sunderland)

Tuesday 19th July 1966

Group 1: Mexico 0-0 Uruguay (London)

Group 2: Argentina 2-0 Switzerland (Sheffield)

Group 3: Portugal 3-1 Brazil (Liverpool)

Group 4: North Korea 1-0 Italy (Middlesbrough)

Wednesday 20th July 1966

Group 1: England 2-0 France (London)

Group 2: West Germany 2-1 Spain (Birmingham)

Group 3: Hungary 3-1 Bulgaria (Manchester)

Group 4: Soviet Union 2-1 Chile (Sunderland)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 England (Q), 2 Uruguay (Q), 3 Mexico, 4 France. Group 2: 1 West Germany (Q), 2 Argentina (Q), 3 Spain, 4 Switzerland. Group 3: 1 Portugal (Q), 2 Hungary (Q), 3 Brazil, 4 Bulgaria. Group 4: 1 Soviet Union (Q), 2 North Korea (Q), 3 Italy, 4 Chile.

Saturday 23rd July 1966

Quarter Finals: England 1-0 Argentina (London)

Quarter Finals: West Germany 4-0 Uruguay (Sheffield)

Quarter Finals: Soviet Union 2-1 Hungary (Sunderland)

Quarter Finals: Portugal 5-3 North Korea (Liverpool)

Monday 25th July 1966

Semi Finals: West Germany 2-1 Soviet Union (Liverpool)

Tuesday 26th July 1966

Semi Finals: England 2-1 Portugal (London)

Thursday 28th July 1966

Third/Fourth Playoff: Portugal 2-1 Soviet Union (London)

Saturday 30th July 1966

Final: England 4-2 West Germany (London) aet

England 4-1-2-1-2 Gordon Banks – George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore (c), Ray Wilson – Nobby Stiles – Alan Ball, Martin Peters – Bobby Charlton – Geoff Hurst, Roger Hunt. Coach: Alf Ramsey.

West Germany 4-2-4 Hans Tilkowski – Horst-Dieter Hottges, Willi Schulz, Wolfgang Weber, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger – Franz Beckenbauer, Wolfgang Overath – Helmut Haller, Uwe Seeler (c), Sigfried Held, Lothar Emmerich. Coach: Helmut Schon.

Goals: 0-1 Haller (West Germany) 12, 1-1 Hurst (England) 18, 2-1 Peters (England) 78, 2-2 Weber (West Germany) 89, 3-2 Hurst (England) 101, 4-2 Hurst (England) 120

Referee: Gottfried Dienst (Switzerland)

Attendance: 96,924

Venue: Wembley Stadium (London)

Host Country: England

Stadiums Used: Ayresome Park (Middlesbrough), Goodison Park (Liverpool), Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield), Old Trafford (Manchester), Roker Park (Sunderland), Villa Park (Birmingham), Wembley Stadium (London), White City Stadium (London)

Top Goalscorer: Eusebio (Brazil) 9

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