FIFA World Cup 1966

World Cup 1966 was the eighth edition of the FIFA World Cup, the international championship for men's national teams. Held in England from 11 July to 30 July 1966. England hosted the World Cup following the completion of the football-themed Empire Stadium in Wembley, London. The tournament was won by the host nation, England, who beat West 4–2 in the final at Wembley. England were the fifth nation to win the event, and the third host nation to win after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934.

England as host nation and as defending World Cup champions, were granted automatic qualification, with the remaining 14 teams participated in the 1966 World Cup, including 8 European teams, 3 South American teams, 1 North American team and a single representative from Asia.

In the group stage, England, West Germany, Portugal and Soviet Union topped their groups, with , , and North Korea coming in second place. Then, in the quarterfinals, England beat Argentina 1-0, Portugal beat North Korea 5-3, West Germany beat the Uruguay 4-0 and Soviet Union beat Hungary 2-1.

The semi-final stage of FIFA World Cup 1966 was played between England and Portugal, English team defeated Portugal with 2-1. In the second Semi Final which was held between West Germany and Soviet Union, West Germany defeated Soviet Union with 2-1.

The 1966 tournament was a successful one for the host nation, as they won the World Cup and were awarded the Jules Rimet trophy. The tournament also saw some of the most impressive individual performances in football , with Eusebio of Portugal finishing as the tournament's top scorer with nine goals. The 1966 World Cup is widely regarded as one of the best World Cups of all time, and as a tournament that set the template for how the game should be played. It was a tournament that provided a platform for some of the greatest players of all time, and it still lives on in the memories of those who witnessed it.


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