1966 FIFA World Cup

8th FIFA World Cup, held in England

The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth FIFA World Cup and was held in England from 11 to 30 July 1966. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the Jules Rimet Trophy. It is England's only FIFA World Cup title. They were the fifth nation to win and the third host nation to win after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934.

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.

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  • Some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over [Geoff Hurst scores], it is now!
    • Kenneth Wolstenholme's BBC TV commentary in the closing moments of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, as quoted in London Football Companion By Ed Glinert, p. 149.

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