1966 England

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General Points

  • Location and Dates: England, 11th-30th July 1966 (Birmingham Villa Pak (capacity for the WC 1966: 54,000), Liverpool, Goodison Park (65,000), London, Wembley (97,000) White City (76,267), Manchester Old Trafford (64,000), Middlesborough Ayresome Park (46,000), Sheffield Hillsborough (65,000), and Sunderland (63,000).
  • Decided at FIFA Congress in Rome, 22th August 1960. England were elected ahead of West Germany 34-27. Spain withdrew before voting They were provisionally awarded the 1974 & 1982 World Cup finals.
  • Entries deadline 15th December 1963. 74 teams entered (6 for the first time, notably Australia, Jamaica, North Korea, Trinidad & Tobago & Venezuela), 51 actually played (RSA banned for apartheid politics, Guatemala, French Congo and the Philippines (entries rejected ); Syria, South Korea withdrew. Most of Africa Algeria, Gobon, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon, Sudan, Liberia, Tunisia, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria and UAR withdrew in protest of single qualification slot play-off).
  • Qualifications drawn 31st Jan 1964 in Zürich.
  • Finals drawn 6th January 1966, at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. It was the first ever to be telivised live.
  • Participating teams: Argentina, Brazil [11], Bulgaria, Chile, England [1], France, Hungary, Italy [9], Mexico, North Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, USSR, West Germany [2]. Seeding was made by the FIFA Organising Committee.
  • This was the first World Cup to have an official mascot: 'World Cup Willie' was a footballing lion.
  • On March 20th 1966, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen from a stamp exhibition. A week later, the statuette was found in a garbage can by a dog named Pickles, whose master received the £3,000 reward. Pickles received a tasty bone.
  • Yellow and Red Cards
    It was uncertainty about the bookings given to the Charlton brothers, Bobby and Jackie, in the quarterfinal match against Argentina at Wembley on the 23rd July, that led the late English referee Ken Aston to develop the yellow and red cards system.

    Jackie had been involved in a pushing and shoving affair with Argentine players, and brother Bobby sought to intervene, apparently as a peacemaker. Contemporaneous newspaper accounts reported that both had been booked, but Rudolf Kreitlein, the German referee, had not given any public indication that this was the case. England manager Alf Ramsey had to ask FIFA for clarification, and they confirmed the bookings.

    The confusion set Aston to thinking about the problem, and while noticing a traffic light changing colours, he came up with the idea of displaying yellow and red cards to make cautions, as well as expulsions, plain to all.

    To this day, the official match summary appearing on the FIFA website contains no mention that the Charltons were booked, although it does list the caution and expulsion of Argentine captain Antonio Rattín. When England met Argentina at the 1998 final tournament, FIFA revealed that an examination of its records, conducted the year previously at Bobby Charlton's request, showed that both Charltons had been cautioned in this year's match; Jackie apparently for his involvement in the goalmouth pushing, and Bobby for dissent. This caution, incidentally, was the only one Bobby Charlton received in his 106-match England career.

    The entire episode serves as a warning that records of player discipline prior to the advent of yellow and red cards may not be complete.

  • Figures for receipts and decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee are taken from 'The Football Association World Cup Report 1966' by Harold Mayes (1967).
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GROUP A - ENGLAND (s), FRANCE, MEXICO, URUGUAY.

Game 1: Monday 11 July 1966 (19:30) Wembley Stadium, London. [169]
(87,148) Istvan Zsolt (HUN), Tofik Bakhramovich Bakhramov (URS), Dimitar Atansov Rumentchev (BUL).

Result: ENGLAND 0 - URUGUAY 0

ENG (4-1-2-3): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Reginald Cohen, [5] John Charlton, [6] Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore (c), [3] Ramon Wilson; - [4] Norbert Peter Paul Patrick Stiles; - [7] Alan James Ball, [9] Robert Charlton; - [11] John Michael Connelly, [21] Roger Hunt, [8] James Peter Greaves.

URU (1-4-3-2): [1] Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias; - [2] Horacio Federico Troche Florencio (c); - [15] Luis Ignacio Ubiña Olivera, [3] Jorge Carlos Manicera Fuentes, [5] Néstor Gonçálves Martinicorena, [6] Omar Caetano Otero; - [18] Milton Viera, [7] Julio César Cortés Lagos, [10] Pedro Virgilio Rocha Franchetti; - [19] Héctor José Silva, [11] Domingo Salvador Pérez.

Game 5: Wednesday 13 July 1966 (19:30) Wembley Stadium, London. [173]
(69,737) Menachem Ashkenazi (ISR), Karol Galba (TCH), Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (POR).

Because the powers that be - the organisers - did not know what the public reaction to the playing of the North Korean National Anthem before their matches in Group D - the Korean War was only 13 years old - this was the only Group game preceded by the Natonal Anthems of the two teams in the group games in the 1966 world cup.

Result: FRANCE 1 - MEXICO 1 (0:0)
0:1 Borja 48, 1:1 Hausser 61.

FRA (1-3-3-3): [1] Marcel Aubour; - [2] Marcel Artelesa (c); - [12] Jean Djorkaeff, [11] Gabriel De Michéle, [6] Robert Budzinski; - [4] Joseph Bonnel, [5] Bernard Bosquier, [8] Nestor Combin; - [16] Robert Herbin, [13] Phillippe Gondet, [14] Gerard Hausser.

MEX (4-3-3): [12] Ignacio Francisco Calderón González; - [2] Arturo Chaires Rizo, [14] Gabriel Núñes Aguirre, [15] Guillermo Hernández Sánchez, [3] Gustavo Peña Velasco (c); - [6] Isidoro Díaz Mejía, [17] Magdaleno Diego Mercado Gutiérrez, [19] Salvador Reyes Monteón; - [20] Enrique David Borja García, [10] Javier Gonzalo Fragoso Rodríquez, [8] Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez.

Game 9: Friday 15 July 1966 (19:30) White City, London. [177]
(45,662) Karol Galba (TCH), Armando Marques (BRZ), Leo Callaghan (WAL).

Result: URUGUAY 2 - FRANCE 1 (2:1)
0:1 de Bourgoing 16 pen, 1:1 Rocha 27, 2:1 Cortés 32

URU (1-4-3-2): [1] Ladislao Mazurkiewicz; - [2] Horacio Troche (c); - [15] Luis Ubiña, [5] Néstor Gonçálves, [3] Jorge Manicera, [6] Omar Caetano; - [18] Milton Viera, [7] Julio César Cortés, [10] Pedro Rocha; - [9] José Francisco Sasia Lugo, [11] Domingo Pérez.

FRA (4-2-4): [1] Marcel Aubour; - [12] Jean Djorkaeff, [2] Marcel Artelesa (c), [5] Bernard Bosquier, [6] Robert Budzinski; - [4] Joseph Bonnel, [20] Jacques Simon; - [15] Yves Herbet, [13] Phillippe Gondet, [10] Hector de Bourgoing, [14] Gerard Hausser.

Booked: Simon (FRA). Caution to Simon for spitting at the referee leaving the field, confirmed. Simon was cautioned that if he was guilty of further unsporting behaviour he would be suspended immediately. Note: the 'confirmation' of bookings by the FIFA was a device for them to turn a diplomatic blind-eye, by not cormfirming any they chose.

Game 13: Saturday 16 July 1966 (15:00) Wembley Stadium, London. [181]
(92,570) Concetto Lo Bello (ITA), Menachem Ashkenazi (ISR), Choi Duk-Ryung (DRK)

Result: ENGLAND 2 - MEXICO 0 (1:0)
1:0 R.Charlton 36, 2:0 Hunt 76.

ENG (4-1-2-3): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Cohen, [5] Jackie Charlton, [6] Bobby Moore (c), [3] Ray Wilson; - [4] Nobby Stiles; - [16] Martin Peters, [9] Bobby Charlton; - [19] Terence Lionel Paine, [21] Roger Hunt, [8] Jimmy Greaves.

MEX (1-4-3-3): [12] Ignacio Calderón; - [4] Jesús del Muro López; - [2] Arturo Chaires, [14] Gabriel Núñes, [15] Guillermo Hernández, [3] Gustavo Peña (c); - [6] Isidoro Díaz, [5] Ignacio Jáuregui Díaz, [19] Salvador Reyes; - [20] Enrique Borja, [8] Aarón Padilla.

Game 17: Tuesday 19 July 1966 (16:30) Wembley Stadium, London. [185]
(61,112) Bertil Wilhelm Lööw (SWE), Concetto Lo Bello (ITA), Claudio Vicuña Larráin (CHI).

Result: URUGUAY 0 - MEXICO 0

URU (1-4-3-2): [1] Ladislao Mazurkiewicz; - [2] Horacio Troche (c); - [15] Luis Ubiña, [3] Jorge Manicera, [5] Nestor Goncalvez, [6] Omar Caetano; - [7] Julio Cesar Cortés, [18] Milton Viera [10] Pedro Rocha; - [9] José Francisco Sasia,[11] Domingo Pérez.

MEX (4-2-4): [1] Antonio Carbajal Rodríguez; - [2] Arturo Chaires, [14] Gabriel Núñes, [15] Guillermo Hernández, [3] Gustavo Peña (c); - [6] Isidoro Díaz, [17] Magdaleno Mercado; - [19] Salvador Reyes, [9] Ernesto Cisneros Salcedo, [20] Enrique Borja, [8] Aarón Padilla.

Note: Carbajal was playing in his fifth World Cup Finals.

Game 21: Wednesday 20 July 1966 (19:30) Wembley Stadium, London. [189]
(98,270) Arturo Máximo Yamasaki Maldonado (PER), Karol Galba (TCH), Dimitar Rumentchev (BUL).

Result: ENGLAND 2 - FRANCE 0 (1:0)
1:0 Hunt 36, 2:0 Hunt 76.

ENG (4-1-2-3): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Cohen, [5] Jackie Charlton, [6] Bobby Moore (c), [3] Ray Wilson, - [4] Nobby Stiles; - [16] Martin Peters, [9] Bobby Charlton; - [20] Ian Robert Callaghan, [21] Roger Hunt, [8] Jimmy Greaves.

FRA (4-3-3): [1] Marcel Aubour; - [12] Jean Djorkaeff, [2] Marcel Artelesa (c), [5] Bernard Bosquier, [6] Robert Budzinski; - [4] Joseph Bonnel, [16] Robert Herbin, [20] Jacques Simon; - [15] Yves Herbet, [13] Phillippe Gondet, [14] Gerard Hausser.

Booked: Stiles (ENG) for ‘rough play’ bad late challenge on Simon. The F.I.F.A. disciplinary committee requested the Head of the English team to warn Stiles that if he were reported again serious action would be taken. Alf Ramsay was told by the FA to drop Sliles for the next game. After his threat to resign as the England manager the FA shut up.

Group A: final table Pld W D L F A Pts
England 3 2 1 0 4 0 5
Uruguay 3 1 2 0 2 1 4
Mexico 3 0 2 1 1 3 2
France 3 0 1 2 2 5 1


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GROUP B - ARGENTINA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, WEST GERMANY (s).

Game 2: Tuesday 12 July 1966 (19:30) Hillsborough, Sheffield. [170]
(36,127) Hugh 'Tiny' Phillips (SCO), John 'Jack' Adair (NIR), Bertil Lööw (SWE).

Result: WEST GERMANY 5 - SWITZERLAND 0 (3:0)
1:0 Held 16, 2:0 Haller 21, 3:0 Beckenbauer 40, 4:0 Beckenbauer 62, 5:0 Haller 77 pen.

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Hans Tilkowski; - [5] Willi Schulz; - [2] Horst-Dieter Höttges, [6] Wolfgang Weber, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [4] Franz Anton Beckenbauer, [8] Helmut Haller, [7] Albert Bülls; - [9] Uwe Seeler (c), [12] Wolfgang Overath, [10] Siegfried Held.

SUI (4-2-4): [1] Karl Elsener; - [9] André Grobéty, [20] Ely Tacchella, [7] Hans-Rudolf Fuhrer, [18] Heinz Schneiter (c), - [4] Heinz Bäni, [6] Richard Dürr; - [15] Karl Odermatt, [13] Friedrich 'Fritz' Künzli, [10] Robert Hosp, [17] Jean-Claude Schindelholz.

Game 6: Wednesday 13 July 1966 (19:30) Villa Park, Birmingham. [174]
(47,982) Dimitar Rumanchev (BUL), Arturo Yamasaki (PER), Konstantin Zečević (YUG).

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - SPAIN 1 (0:0)
1:0 Artime 65, 1:1 Roma o.g. (officially given to Pirri) 71, 2:1 Artime 77.

ARG (4-3-1-2): [1] Antonio Roma; - [7] Silvio Marzolini, [4] Roberto Alfredo Perfumo, [12] Rafael Jorge Albrecht, [8] Roberto Oscar Ferreiro; - [15] Jorge Raúl Solari Justo, [10] Antonio Ubaldo Rattín (c), [16] Alberto Mario González; - [20] Ermindo Ángel Onega; - [19] Luis Artime, [21] Oscar Tomás Más Magallán.

ESP (4-3-3): [1] José Ángel Iríbar Cortajarena, - [2] Manuel Sanchís Martínez, [18] José Martínez Sánchez 'Pirri', [17] Francisco Fernádez Rodríguez 'Gallego', [3] Eladio Silvestre Graells; - [5] Ignacio Zoco Esparza, [20] Joaquín Peiró Lucas, [4] Luis del Sol Cascajares; - [7] José Armando Ufarte Ventoso, [10] Luis Suárez Miramontes, [11] Francisco Gento López (c).

Game 10: Friday 15 July 1966 (19:30) Hillsborough, Sheffield. [178]
(32,028) Tofik Bakhramov (URS), Istvan Zsolt (HUN), Hugh Phillips (SCO).

Result: SPAIN 2 - SWITZERLAND 1 (0:1)
0:1 Quentin 31, 1:1 Sanchís 57, 2:1 Amancio 75.

ESP (4-2-4): [1] José Ángel Iríbar; - [2] Manuel Sanchís, [18] José 'Pirri', [17] Francisco 'Gallego', [15] Severino Reija Vásquez; - [5] Ignacio Zoco, [4] Luis del Sol; - [8] Amancio Amaro Varela, [20] Joaquín Peiró, [10] Luis Suárez, [11] Francisco Gento (c).

SUI (4-3-3): [1] Karl Elsener; - [7] Hansrudi Führer, [14] Werner Leimgruber, [3] Kurt Armbruster, [5] René Brodmann (c); - [4] Heinz Bäni, [19] Xavier Stierli, [8] Vittore Gottardi; - [11] Jakob 'Köbi' Kühn, [10] Robert Hosp, [16] René-Pierre Quentin.

Game 14: Saturday 16 July 1966 (15:00) Villa Park, Birmingham. [182]
(51,149) Konstantin Zečević (YUG), Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (POR), Bertil Lööw (SWE).

Result: ARGENTINA 0 - WEST GERMANY 0

ARG (4-3-1-2): [1] Antonio Roma; - [8] Roberto Oscar Ferreiro, [4] Roberto Perfumo, [12] Rafael Albrecht, [7] Silvio Marzolini, - [15] Jorge Solari, [10] Antonio Rattín (c), [16] Alberto González; - [20] Ermindo Onega; - [19] Luis Artime, [21] Oscar Más.

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Hans Tilkowski; - [5] Willi Schulz; - [2] Horst Dieter Höttges, [6] Wolfgang Weber, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [4] Franz Beckenbauer, [8] Helmut Haller, [12] Wolfgang Overath; - [7] Albert Brülls, [9] Uwe Seeler (c), [10] Siggi Held.

Sent off: Albrecht (67' ARG).
Booked: Beckenbauer (GER). Caution to Beckenbauer for dangerous play, confirmed. Rafael Albrecht, ordered off for repeated dangerous play, suspended from next game, and informed that more severe action would be taken against him in the event of repetition. The Commissaire reported that Argentine players tried to oppose the expulsion of Albrecht, and the Committee took into account the fact that Argentine coach, Lorenzo, had intervened several times from the touchline, and cautioned him that more severe action would be taken against him in the event of a repetition of his behaviour. The whole Argentine team was warned to play in a more sporting in future games, otherwise further action would be taken against the guilty players.

Game 18: Tuesday 19 July 1966 (19:30), Hillsborough, Sheffield. [186]
(31,443) Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (POR), Tofik Bakhramov (URS), Istvan Zsolt (HUN)

Result: ARGENTINA 2 - SWITZERLAND 0 (0:0)
1:0 Artime 52, 2:0 Onega 79.

ARG (4-3-1-2): [1] Antonio Roma; - [8] Roberto Ferreiro, [4] Roberto Perfumo, [6] Oscar Osvaldo Calics, [7] Silvio Marzolini; - [15] Jorge Solari, [10] Antonio Rattín (c), [16] Alberto González, [20] Ermindo Onega; - [19] Luis Artime, [21] Oscar Más.

SUI (4-3-3): [12] Leo Eichmann; - [5] Rene Brodmann (c), [13] Fritz Künzli, [3] Kurt Armbruster, [7] Hansrudi Führer; - [4] Heinz Bäni, [19] Xavier Stierli, [8] Vittore Gottardi, - [11] Köbi Kühn, [10] Robert Hosp, [16] Rene Pierre Quentin.

Game 22: Wednesday 20 July 1966 (19:30), Villa Park, Birmingham. [190]
(51,875) Armando Marques (BRZ), Claudio Vicuña (CHI), Choi Duk-Ryong (DRK)

Result: WEST GERMANY 2 - SPAIN 1 (1:1)
0:1 Fuste 23, 1:1 Emmerich 39, 2:1 Seeler 84.

GER (1-3-2-4): [1] Hans Tilkowski; - [5] Willi Schulz; - [2] Horst Dieter Höttges, [6] Wolfgang Weber, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [4] Franz Beckenbauer, [12] Wolfgang Overath; - [19] Werner Krämer, [9] Uwe Seeler (c), [10] Siggi Held, [11] Lothar Emmerich.

ESP (4-3-3): [1] José Ángel Iríbar; - [2] Manuel Sanchís, [6] Jesús Glaría Roldán, [17] Francisco 'Gallego', [15] Severino Reija; - [5] Ignacio Zoco (c), [9] Marcelino Martínez Cao, [22] Carlos Lapetra Coarosa; - [21] Adelardo Rodríguez Sánchez, [19] José Maria Fusté Blanch, [8] Amancio Amaro.

Booked: Glaria (ESP), Overath (GER). Caution to Overath for dissenting from the referee’s decision, and to Glaria for dangerous play confirmed.

Group B: final table Pld W D L F A Pts
West Germany 3 2 1 0 7 1 5
Argentina 3 2 1 0 4 1 5
Spain 3 1 0 2 4 5 2
Switzerland 3 0 0 3 1 9 0


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GROUP C - BRAZIL (s), BULGARIA, HUNGARY, PORTUGAL.

Game 3: Tuesday 12 July 1966 (19:30) Goodison Park, Liverpool. [171]
(52,847) Kurt Waldemar Tschenscher (GER), George McCabe (ENG), John Keith 'Jack' Taylor (ENG).

Result: BRAZIL 2 - BULGARIA 0 (1:0)
1:0 Pelé 13, 2:0 Garrincha 63.

BRZ (4-2-4): [1] GILMAR Dos Santos Neves; - [2] Djalma dos SANTOS, [4] Hideraldo Luis BELLINI (c), [6] Gomes de Figueiredo ALTAIR, [8] PAULO HENRIQUE Souza de Oliveira; - [13] Custodio Machado DENILSON, [14] Antonio dos Santos LIMA; - [16] Manuel Francisco dos Santos ‘GARRINCHA’, [18] Martha de Freitas ALCINDO, [10] Edson Arantes Do Nascimento ‘PELÉ’, [17] Ventura Filho Jair ‘JAIRZINHO’.

BUL (4-2-4): [1] Georgi Spirov Naidenov; - [2] Alexander Stefanov Šalamanov, [3] Ivan Kolev Vutsov, [4] Boris Atanasov Gaganelov (c), [5] Dimitar Duškov Penev; - [8] Stojan Kirilov Kitov, [10] Dobromir Georgiev Zheĉev (man marked Pele); - [7] Dinko Tsvetov Dermendžiev, [9] Georgi Asparukhov Rangelov, [13] Dimitar Nikolov Yakimov, [11] Ivan Petkov Kolev.

Booked: Kolev (BUL), DENILSON (BRZ).

Game 7: Wednesday 13 July 1966 (19:30) Old Trafford, Manchester. [175]
(37,311) Leo Callaghan (WAL), William 'Bill' Clements (ENG), Kevin Howley (ENG).

Result: PORTUGAL 3 - HUNGARY 1 (1:0)
1:0 Augusto 2, 1:1 Bene 60, 2:1 Augusto 65, 3:1 Torres 88.

POR (4-2-4): [2] Joaquim da Silva Carvalho; - [17] João Pedro Morais, [4] Vicente Lucas, [9] Hilário Rosário de Conceição, [20] José Alexandre da Silva Baptista; - [16] Jaime da Silva Graça, [10] Mário Esteves Coluna (c); - [12] José Augusto Pinto de Almeida, [13] Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, [18] José Augusto da Costa Séneca Torres, [11] António José Simões da Costa .

HUN (4-2-4): [1] Antal Szentmihályi; - [3] Sándor Mátrai; - [2] Benõ Káposzta, [5] Kálmán Mészöly, [6] Ferenc Sipos (c), [4] Kálmán Sóvári; - [14] István Nagy, [10] János Farkas; - [7] Ferenc Bene, [9] Flórián Albert, [11] Gyula Rákosi.

Game 11: Friday 15 July 1966 (19:30) Goodison Park, Liverpool. [179]
(57,455) Kenneth Dagnall (ENG), Kevin Howley (ENG), Arturo Yamasaki (POR).

Result: HUNGARY 3 - BRAZIL 1 (1:1)
1:0 Bene 3, 1:1 Tostão 15, 2:1 Farkas 64, 3:1 Mészöly 72 pen.

HUN (1-4-2-3): [21] József Gelei; - [3] Sándor Mátrai; - [2] Benõ Káposzta, [5] Kálmán Mészöly, [6] Ferenc Sipos (c), [17] Gusztáv Szepesi; - [13] Imre Mathesz, [10] János Farkas; - [7] Ferenc Bene, [9] Flórián Albert, [11] Gyula Rákosi.

BRZ (4-2-4): [1] GILMAR; - [2] D. SANTOS, [4] BELLINI (c), [6] ALTAIR, [8] PAULO HENRIQUE; - [14] LIMA, [11] GERSON Nunes de Oliveira; - [16] GARRINCHA, [18] ALCINDO, [20] Eduardo Goncalves de Andrade ‘TOSTÃO’, [17] JAIRZINHO.

Game 15: Saturday 16 July 1966 (15:00) Old Trafford, Manchester. [183]
(33,355) José Maria Codesal (URU), Roberto Héctor Goicoechea (ARG), Kurt Tschenscher (GER).

Result: PORTUGAL 3 - BULGARIA 0 (2:0)
1:0 Vutsov 7 (o.g), 2:0 Eusébio 38, 3:0 Torres 82.

POR (4-2-4): [3] José Pereira; - [22] Alberto Augusto Antunes Festa, [5] Germano Luís de Figuereido, [9] Hilário, [4] Vincente; - [16] Graça, [10] Coluna (c); - [12] Augusto, [13] Eusébio, [18] Torres, [11] Simões.

BUL (4-2-4): [1] Georgi Naidenov; - [2] Alexander Šalamanov, [3] Ivan Vutsov, [4] Boris Gaganelov (c), [5] Dimitar Penev; - [6] Petar Petev Zhekov, [10] Dobromir Zheĉev; - [7] Dinko Dermendžiev, [9] Georgi Asparukhov, [13] Dimitar Yakimov, [16] Alexandar Dimitrov Kostov.

Booked: Dermendžiev (BUL), Eusébio (POR). Cautions to Eusébio and Dermendžiev for foul play, confirmed.

Game 19: Tuesday 19 July 1966 (19:30) Goodison Park, Liverpool. [187]
(62,204) George McCabe (ENG), Leo Callaghan (WAL), Ken Dagnall (ENG).

Result: PORTUGAL 3 - BRAZIL 1 (2:0)
1:0 Simóes 15, 2:0 Eusébio 24, 2:1 Rildo 71, 3:1 Eusébio 85.

POR (4-2-4): [3] José Pereira; - [17] Morais, [4] Vincente, [9] Hilário, [20] Baptista; - [16] Graça, [10] Coluna (c); - [12] Augusto, [13] Eusébio, [18] Torres, [11] Simões.

BRZ (4-2-4): [12] Hailton Correa Arruda MANGA; - [3] José Maria dos Santos FIDELIS, [7] Pecanha de Carvalho ‘ORLANDO’ (c), [9] RILDO da Costa Menezes, [5] Hercules Ruas BRITO, - [13] DENILSON, [14] LIMA; - [17] JAIRZINHO, [19] Walter Machado SILVA, [10] PELÉ, [21] Ademir de Barros PARANA.(After Pelé was cropped by Morais in the first half he limped out the rest of the game on the left wing with Jairzinho going to centre forward and Parana on the right wing.)

Game 23: Wednesday 20 July 1966 (19:30) Old Trafford, Manchester. [191]
(22,064) Roberto Goicoechea (ARG), Juan Gardezabál Garay (ESP), José Maria Codesal (URU).

Result: HUNGARY 3 - BULGARIA 1 (2:1)
0:1 Asparukhov 15, 1:1 Davidov 42 (o.g.), 2:1 Mészöly 44, 3:1 Bene 53.

HUN (1-4-2-3): [21] József Gelei; - [3] Sándor Mátrai; - [2] Benõ Káposzta, [5] Kálmán Mészöly, [6] Ferenc Sipos (c), [17] Gusztáv Szepesi,; - [13] Imre Mathesz, [10] János Farkas; - [7] Ferenc Bene, [9] Flórián Albert, [11] Gyula Rákosi.

BUL (4-2-4): [21] Simeon Ivanov Simeonov; - [15] Dimitar Simeonov Largov, [3] Ivan Vutsov, [4] Boris Gaganelov (c), [5] Dimitar Penev; - [20] Ivan Aleksandrov Davidov, [10] Dobromir Zheĉev; - [14] Nikola Todorov Kotkov, [9] Georgi Asparukhov, [13] Dimitar Yakimov, [11] Ivan Kolev.

Group C: final table Pld W D L F A Pts
Portugal 3 3 0 0 9 2 6
Hungary 3 2 0 1 7 5 4
Brazil 3 1 0 2 4 6 2
Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 1 8 0


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GROUP D - CHILE, ITALY (s), NORTH KOREA, SOVIET UNION.

Game 4: Tuesday 12 July 1966 (19:30) Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. [172]
(22,568) Juan Gardezábal Garay (ESP), Aly Hussein Kandil (UAR), Gottfried Dienst (SUI).

Result: SOVIET UNION 3 - NORTH KOREA 0 (2:0)
1:0 Malofeev 30, 2:0 Baniševski 31, 3:0 Malofeev 88.

URS (1-3-2-4): [21] Anzor Amberkovć Kavazašvili; - [6] Albert Alekseević Šesternev (c); - [4] Vladimir Alekseević Ponomarev, [7] Murtaz Kalistratović Khurtsilava, [3] Leonid Alfonsović Ostrovski; - [14] Georgii Vladimirović Sićinava, [8] Ìožef Ìožefović Sabo; - [11] Igor Leonidović Ćislenko, [19] Эduard Vasilević Malofeev, [18] Anatoli Andreević Baniševski, [15] Galimzyan Salikhović Khusainov.

DRK (4-2-4): [1] Lee Chan-Myung, - [2] Park Li-Sup, [5] Lim Zoong-Sun, [4] Kang Bong-Chil, [3] Shin Yung-Kyoo; - [8] Park Seung-Zin (c), [6] Im Seung-Hwi; - [11] Han Bong-Zin, [7] Park Doo-Ik, [10] Kang Ryong-Woon, [12] Kim Seung-Il.

Booked: Khurtsilava (URS). Caution to Khurtislava for dgerous play, confirmed.

Game 8: Wednesday 13 July 1966 (19:30) Roker Park, Sunderland. [176]
(30,956) Gottfried Dienst (SUI), Rudolf Kreitlein (GER), James 'Jim' Finney (ENG).

Result: ITALY 2 - CHILE 0 (1:0)
1:0 Mazzola 9, 2:0 Barison 88.

ITA (1-3-3-3): [1] Enrico Albertosi; - [22] Sandro Salvadore (c); - [5] Taricisio Burgnich, [21] Roberto Rosato, [6] Giacinto Facchetti; - [13] Giovanni Lodetti, [4] Giacomo Bulgarelli, [19] Gianni Rivera; - [14] Alessandro Mazzola, [17] Marino Perani, [3] Paolo Barison.

CHI (4-2-4): [13] Juan Carlos Olivares Marambio; - [6] Luis Armando Eyzaguirre Silva, [4] Humberto Cruz Silva, [7] Elias Ricardo Figueroa Brander, [21] Hugo Villanueva (c); - [14] Ignacio Prieto Urrejola, [12] Rubén Marcos Peralta; - [18] Armano Tobar Vargas, [8] Alberto Fouilloux Ahumada, [17] Leonel Guillermo Sánchez Lineros, [1] Pero Araya Toro,

Chile and Italy warm up at Roker Park

Game 12: Friday 15 July 1966 (19:30) Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. [180]
(15,887) Aly Hussein Kandil (UAR), Ernest Crawford (ENG), Jim Finney (ENG).

Result: CHILE 1 - NORTH KOREA 1 (1:0)
1:0 Marcos 27 pen, 1:1 Park Seung-zin 88.

CHI (4-2-4): [13] Juan Olivares; - [20] Alberto Aldo Valentini González, [4] Humberto Cruz, [7] Elias Figueroa, [21] Hugo Villanueva (c); - [14] Ignacio Prieto, [12] Ruben Marcos; - [11] Honorio Landa Vera, [8] Alberto Fouilloux, [17] Leonel Sánchez, [1] Pero Araya,

DRK (4-2-4): [1] Lee Chan-Myung; - [2] Park Lee-Sup, [5] Lim Zoong-Sun, [13] Oh Yoon-Kyung, [3] Shin Young-Kyoo; - [8] Park Seung-Zin (c), [6] Im Seung-Hwi; - [11] Han Bong-Zin, [7] Park Doo-Ik, [16] Lee Dong-Woon, [12] Kim Seung-Il.

Booked: Marcos (CHI). Caution to Marcos for dissenting from the referee’s decision, confirmed.

Game 16: Saturday 16 July 1966 (15:00) Roker Park, Sunderland. [184]
(31,989) Rudolf Kreitlein (GER), Aly Hussein Kandil (UAR), Ernie Crawford (ENG).

Result: SOVIET UNION 1 - ITALY 0 (0:0)
Ćislenko 57.

URS (1-3-2-4): [1] Lev Ivanović Yašin; - [6] Albert Šesternev (c); - [4] Vladimir Ponomarev, [7] Murtaz Khurtsilava, [10] Vasili Savelević Danilov; - [12] Valeri Ivanović Voronin, [8] Ìožef Sabo; - [11] Igor Ćislenko, [19] Эduard Malofeev, [18] Anatoli Baniševski, [15] Galimzyan Khusainov.

ITA (4-3-3): [1] Enrico Albertosi; - [5] Taricisio Burgnich, [21] Roberto Rosato, [22] Sandro Salvadore (c), [6] Giacinto Facchetti; - [13] Giovanni Lodetti, [4] Giacomo Bulgarelli, [12] Gianfranco Leoncini; - [14] Alessandro Mazzola, [15] Luigi Meroni, [16] Enzio Pascutti.

Booked: Sabo (URS). Caution to Sabo for dissent, confirmed.

Game 20: Tuesday 19 July 1966 (19:30) Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. [188]
(18,727) Pierre Schwinte (FRA), Jack Adair (NIR), Jack Taylor (ENG).

Result: NORTH KOREA 1 - ITALY 0 (1:0)
Park Doo-Ik 42.

DRK (4-2-4): [1] Lee Chan-Myung; - [3] Shin Yung-Kyoo, [14] Ha Yung-Won, [13] Oh Yoon-Kyung, [5] Lim Zoong-Sun; - [8] Park Seung-Zin (c), [6] Im Seung-Hwi; - [11] Han Bong-Zin, [7] Park Doo-Ik, [17] Kim Bong-Hwan, [15] Yang Seung-Kook.

ITA (4-2-4): [1] Enrico Albertosi; - [11] Spartaco Landini, [9] Francesco Janich (last cap), [8] Aristide Guarneri, [6] Giacinto Facchetti; - [4] Giacomo Bulgarelli (c), [7] Romano Fogli; - [14] Alessandro Mazzola, [17] Marino Perani (last cap)[19] Gianni Rivera, [3] Paolo Barison (last cap).

Note: Bulgarelli stretchered off 34 minutes. Pull your teeth out! Probably one of the surprise results of any World Cup (alongside USA v England 1950, Cameroon v. Argentina 1990 and the defeat of France by Senegal 2002). The young and tiny Koreans ended the Italian managers career and they went home with red faces, to receive more red faces when they were showered with tomatoes. Park Doo-Ik later became a dentist.

Game 24: Wednesday 20 July 1966 (19:30) Roker Park, Sunderland. [192]
(22,590) Jack Adair (NIR), Bill Clements (ENG), Pierre Schwinte (FRA).

Result: SOVIET UNION 2 - CHILE 1 (1:1)
1:0 Porkuyan 29, 1:1 Marcos 33, 2:1 Porkuyan 87.

URS (4-2-4): [21] Anzor Kavazašvili; - [9] Viktor Pavlović Getmanov, [6] Albert Šesternev (c), [5] Valentin Ivanović Afonin, [3] Leonid Ostrovski; - [12] Valeri Voronin, [13] Aleksei Aleksandrović Korneev; - [16] Slava Kalistratović Metreveli, [2] Viktor Petrović Serebryanikov, [20] Эduard Artemović Markarov, [17] Valeri Semenović Porkuyan.

CHI (4-2-4): [13] Juan Olivares; - [20] Aldo Valentini, [4] Humberto Cruz, [7] Elias Figueroa, [21] Hugo Villanueva (c); - [14] Ignacio Prieto, [12] Ruben Marcos; - [11] Honorio Landa, [22] Guillermo Yávar Romo, [17] Leonel Sánchez, [1] Pero Araya.

Group D: final table Pld W D L F A Pts
Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 6 1 6
North Korea 3 1 1 1 2 4 3
Italy 3 1 0 2 2 2 2
Chile 3 0 1 2 2 5 1


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Quarter Finals.

Game 25: Saturday 23 July 1966 (15:00) Wembley Stadium, London. [193]
(90,584) Rudolf Kreitlein (GER), Gottfried Dienst (SUI), Istvan Zsolt (HUN).

Result: ENGLAND 1 - ARGENTINA 0 (0:0)
Hurst 79.

A classic montage

ENG (4-1-3-2): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Cohen, [5] Jackie Charlton, [6] Bobby Moore(c), [3] Ray Wilson; - [4] Nobby Stiles; - [7] Alan Ball, [9] Bobby Charlton, [16] Martin Peters; - [21] Roger Hunt, [10] Geoffrey Charles Hurst. (Ramsey played his 4-4-2 gamble for the first time in the WC).

ARG (4-3-1-2): [1] Antonio Roma; - [8] Roberto Ferreiro, [4] Roberto Perfumo, [12] Rafael Albrecht, [7] Silvio Marzolini; - [15] Jorge Solari, [10] Antonio Rattín (c), [16] Alberto González; - [20] Ermindo Onega; - [19] Luis Artime, [21] Oscar Más.

Eng;and players did swap shirts with the Argentine players.

There is a famous photograph of an unhappy Alf Ramsey preventing George Cohen swapping his England jersey with Alberto González. But as this picture shows, Geoff Hurst, Alan Ball, Bobby Charlton and others, got their momentos.

Sent off: Rattín (35) for being an 'irritating twat'.
Booked: Rattín, Solari, Artime (ARG); J. Charlton, R. Charlton, dissent (ENG). The Committee decided that the Argentine team and officials, in spite of requests by the President of F.I.F.A.[Sir Stanley Rous] - before the tournament started - for displays of football and conduct which would enhance the reputation of the competition, and in spite also of warnings and cautions given after a previous game, had, by their misbehaviour, brought the game into grave disrepute. They had committed flagrant breaches of the Laws of the Game, and shown disregard for discipline and good order. Antonio Rattín was ordered off the field, Jorge Solari and Luis Artime were cautioned, and the trainer and other team officials entered the field, in spite of previous warnings, and their arguments with the referee and F.I.F.A. officials, caused the game to be delayed by seven minutes. The attack on the referee after the game by players and especially by Roberto Ferreiro, and by team officials, was particularly regrettable. The referee would have been justified in bringing a charge against certain players for assault, but informed the police that he did not wish to do so. From all the evidence adduced, and for failing to comply with instructions previously issued, the Committee decided that:-

    The Argentine Football Association be fined the sum of 1,000 (about £83) Swiss francs, the maximum permitted by the F.I.F.A. statutes.

    Antonio Rattín, who was sent off the field, be suspended for the next four international ‘A’ matches arranged by the Argentine F.A.

    Roberto Ferreiro be suspended for the next three international ‘A’ matches arranged by the Argentine F.A.

    Ermindo Onega, for having spat in the face of the official Commissaire [Mr Henry 'Harry' Hatrick Cavan], be suspended for the next three international ‘A’ matches arranged by the Argentine F.A.

    It should be proposed to the World Cup Organising Committee for the next World Championship that an entry by Argentina for the next World Championship in 1970 be refused, unless certain assurances are given as to the conduct of their team officials and players.

    Cautions to Jorge Solari and Luis Artime were confirmed. Cautions to Robert Charlton and John Charlton were confirmed.

The Committee requested the General Secretary to write to the Football Association to bring to its attention the unfortunate remarks made by Mr Alf Ramsey, the England Team Manager, in a television interview following the match, since it was the Committee’s opinion that "such remarks do not foster good international relations in football".

Game 26: Saturday 23 July 1966 (15:00) Roker Park, Sunderland. [194]
(26,844) Juan Gardezábal (ESP), Joaquim Fernandes dos Campos (POR), José Maria Codesal (URU).

Result: SOVIET UNION 2 - HUNGARY 1 (1:0)
1:0 Ćislenko 5, 2:0 Porkuyan 48, 2:1 Bene 58.

URS (4-2-4): [1] Lev Yašin; - [4] Vladimir Ponomarev, [6] Albert Šesternev (c), [12] Valeri Voronin, [10] Valeri Danilov; - [15] Galimzyan Khusainov; [8] Ìožef Sabo; - [11] Igor Ćislenko, [18] Anatoli Baniševski, [19] Эduard Malofeev, [17] Valeri Porkuyan.

HUN (1-4-2-3): [21] József Gelei; - [3] Sándor Matrai; - [2] Benõ Kaposzta, [6] Ferenc Sipos, [5] Kálmán Meszöly (c), [17] Gusztáv Szepesi; - [14] István Nagy, [10] János Farkas; - [7] Ferenc Bene, [9] Flórián Albert, [11] Gyula Rákosi.

Game 27: Saturday 23 July 1966 (15:00) Goodison Park, Liverpool. [195]
(51,780) Menachem Ashkenazi (ISR), Pierre Schwinte (FRA), Karol Galba (TCH).

Result: PORTUGAL 5 - NORTH KOREA 3 (2:3)
0:1 Park Seung-zin 55 secs, 0:2 Lee Dong-woon 20, 0:3 Yang Seung-kook 24, 1:3 Eusébio 26, 2:3 Eusébio 43 pen, 3:3 Eusébio 57, 4:3 Eusébio 60 pen, 5:3 Augusto 80.

POR (4-2-4): [3] José Pereira; - [17] Morais, [4] Vincente, [9] Hilário, [20] Baptista; - [16] Graça, [10] Coluna (c); - [12] Augusto, [13] Eusébio, [18] Torres, [11] Simões.

DRK (4-2-4): [1] Lee Chan-myung; - [3] Shin Yung-kyoo, [14] Ha Yung-won, [13] Oh Yoon-kyung, [5] Lim Zoong-sun; - [8] Park Seung-zin (c), [6] Im Seung-hwi; - [11] Han Bong-zin, [7] Park Doo-ik, [16] Lee Dong-woon, [15] Yang Seung-kook.

Booked| Coluna (POR). Caution to Mario Coluna for dangerous play, cofirmed.

Game 28: Saturday 23 July 1966 (15:00) Hillsborough, Sheffield. [196]
(33,751) Jim Finney (ENG), Hugh Phillips (SCO), Aly Hussein Kandil (UAR).

Result: WEST GERMANY 4 - URUGUAY 0 (1:0)
1:0 Haller 11, 2:0 Beckenbauer 70, 3:0 Seeler 77, 4:0 Haller 84.

GER (4-3-3): [1] Hans Tilkowski - [2] Horst Dieter Höttges, [6] Wolfgang Weber, [5] Willi Schulz, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [4] Franz Beckenbauer, [8] Helmut Haller, [12] Wolfgang Overath; - [10] Siggi Held, [9] Uwe Seeler, [11] Lothar Emmerich.

URU (1-4-2-3): [1] Ladislao Mazurkiewicz; - [2] Horacio Troche (c); - [15] Luis Ubiña, [3] Jorge Manicera, [5] Nestor Goncalvez, [6] Omar Caetano; - [17] Héctor Salva González, [19] Hector Silva; - [7] Julio Cesar Cortés, [10] Pedro Rocha, [11] Domingo Pérez.

Sent off: Troche (49), Silva (54).
Booked: Silva (URU), Weber (GER). Cautions to Hector Silva and Wolfgang Weber for persistently infringing the Laws of the Game, confirmed. Horatio Troche ordered off for striking an opponent (Emmerich), and Hector Silva, ordered off for kicking an opponent (Haller) after a previous caution, suspended for the next two international ‘A’ matches arranged by the Uruguay F.A. Julio Cortes for kicking the referee when leaving the field of play, suspended for the next six international ‘A’ matches arranged by the Uruguay F.A.

NOTE: Some sources award the first goal to Held, his shot was deflected in by Haller.


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Semi Finals

Game 29: Monday 25 July 1966 (19:30) Goodison Park, Liverpool. [197]
(38,273) Concetto Lo Bello (ITA), Juan Gardezábal (ESP), José Maria Codesal (URU).

Result: WEST GERMANY 2 - SOVIET UNION 1 (1:0)
1:0 Haller 43, 2:0 Beckenbauer 68, 2:1 Porkuyan 87.

GER (1-3-2-4): [1] Hans Tilkowski; - [5] Willi Schulz; - [14] Alfred 'Friedel' Lutz (12th and last cap), [6] Wolfgang Weber, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [4] Franz Beckenbauer, [12] Wolfgang Overath; - [8] Helmut Haller, [9] Uwe Seeler (c), [10] Siggi Held, [11] Lothar Emmerich.

URS (1-3-2-4): [1] Lev Yašin; - [6] Albert Šesternev (c); - [4] Vladimir Ponomarev, [12] Valeri Voronin, [10] Valeri Danilov; - [15] Galimzyan Khusainov, [8] Ìožef Sabo; - [11] Igor Ćislenko, [18] Anatoli Baniševski, [19] Эduard Malofeev, [17] Valeri Porkuyan.

Sent off: Ćislenko (44)
Booked: Voronin (URS), Beckenbauer(GER). [Beckenbaer's caution was diplomatically un-confimed by FIFA at the time, so Beckenbauer was free to play in the final]. Caution to Valeri Voronin for foul play, confirmed. Caution to Franz Beckenbauer, not confirmed. Igor Ćislenko ordered off for kicking an opponent (Held), suspended for the next three international ‘A’ matches arranged by the U.S.S.R.

Game 30: Tuesday 26 July 1966 (19:30) Wembley Stadium, London (note venue switched by FA from Goodison). [198]
(94,493) Pierre Schwinte (FRA), Konstantin Zečević (YUG), Arturo Yamasaki (PER).

Result: ENGLAND 2 - PORTUGAL 1 (1:0)
1:0 R.Charlton 30, 2:0 R.Charlton 79, 2:1 Eusébio 82 pen.

ENG (4-1-2-3): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Cohen, [5] Jackie Charlton, [6] Bobby Moore (c), [3] Ray Wilson; - [4] Nobby Stiles; - [9] Bobby Charlton, [16] Martin Peters; - [7] Alan Ball, [21] Roger Hunt, [10] Geoff Hurst.

POR (4-2-4): [3] José Pereira; - [22] Festa, [21] José Carlos da Silva José, [9] Hilário, [20] Baptista; - [16] Graça, [10] Coluna (c); - [12] Augusto, [13] Eusébio, [18] Torres, [11] Simões.


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Third Place Match

Game 31: Thursday 28 July 1966 (19:30) Wembley Stadium, London. [199]
(87,696) Ken Dagnall (ENG), Kevin Howley (ENG), Aly Hussein Kandil (UAR).

Result: PORTUGAL 2 - SOVIET UNION 1 (1:1)
1:0 Eusébio 12 pen, 1:1 Malofeev 44, 2:1 Torres 88.

POR (4-2-4): [3] José Pereira; - [22] Festa, [21] José Carlos, [9] Hilário, [20] Baptista; - [16] Graça, [10] Coluna (c); - [12] Augusto, [13] Eusébio, [18] Torres, [11] Simões.

URS (4-2-4): [1] Lev Yašin (c); - [4] Vladimir Ponomarev, [7] Murtaz Khurtsilava, [12] Valeri Voronin, [10] Valeri Danilov; - [13] Alexei Korneev, [14] Georgi Sićinava; - [16] Slava Metreveli, [18] Anatoli Baniševski, [19] Эduard Malofeev, [2] Viktor Serebryanikov.


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Final

Game 32: Saturday 30 July 1966 (15:00) Wembley Stadium, London. [200]
(96,924 r £204,805 World record for any football match, previous record £147,700 1962 WC Final) Gottfried Dienst (SUI), Tofik Bakhramov (URS), Karol Galba (TCH).

After all alterations and adjustments had been made, the total number of places available for the 32 matches played on eight grounds was 2,094,435. Of these, tickets were issued for 1,642,829, a figure which included, in addition to the tickets sold, those issued as complimentaries and for places taken up by the Press, radio and television personnel. The number of tickets sold was 1,614,677 - average price per head paid by the spectators at all games was 19s 2½ d - and the total value amounted to £1,551,099 13s 6d another world record (against £1,377,310 Chile 1962). Not all of the tickets sold, of course, were actually used Note: The average weekly wage in the UK in 1966 was £20.5s (£20.25p).

Result: ENGLAND 4 - WEST GERMANY 2 (1:1, 2:2, 3:2)
0:1 Haller 13, 1:1 Hurst 19, 2:1 Peters 78, 2:2 Weber 89, 3:2 Hurst 100, 4:2 Hurst 119

ENG (4-1-3-2): [1] Gordon Banks; - [2] George Cohen, [5] Jackie Charlton, [6] Bobby Moore (c), [3] Ray Wilson; - [4] Nobby Stiles; - [7] Alan Ball, [9] Bobby Charlton, [16] Martin Peters; - [21] Roger Hunt, [10] Geoff Hurst.

GER (1-3-3-3): [1] Hans Tilkowski; - [5] Willi Schulz; - [2] Horst Dieter Höttges, [6] Wolfgang Weber, [3] Karl-Heinz Schnellinger; - [8] Helmut Haller, [4] Franz Beckenbauer, [12] Wolfgang Overath; - [9] Uwe Seeler (c), [10] Siggi Held, [11] Lothar Emmerich.

Booked: Peters (ENG), shirt pulling. NOTE: 200th game of the World Cup. Caution to Martin Peters for unsporting play, confirmed.

The teams lin-up before the 1966 final

L-R West Germany: Höttges, Overath, Held, Haller, Weber, Emmerich, Schulz, Beckenbauer, Schnellinger, Tilkowski, Seeler. [Bakhramov, Dienst, Galba]; England: Moore, Cohen, Ball, Banks, Hunt, Wilson, Stiles, Bobby Charlton, Hurst, Peters and Jack Charlton.


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Other Information / Stats

TOP SCORERS

Goals Player(s)
9 Eusébio (POR) d 2014
6 Haller (GER)
4 Hurst (ENG), Beckenbauer (GER), Bene (HUN), Porkuyan (URS)
3 Artime (ARG), R.Charlton, Hunt (ENG), Augusto, Torres (POR), Malofeev (URS)
2 Marcos (CHI), Seeler (GER), Mészöly (HUN), Park Seung-Sin (KOR), Ćislenko (URS) .
  • In total 89 goals (8 pens, Own goals - 2 Davidov (BUL) for Hungary, Vutzov (BUL) for Portugal), 2.78 per match.
  • Most goals Portugal (17).
  • No team without goals. 45 players scored (including six earlier scorers from 1962 and two from 1958 and 1962).
  • 5 players sent off. 23 players booked (2 unconfirmed by FIFA).

MANAGER-COACH, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS

ARG: Juan Carlos Lorenzo, (Assist) Rodolfo Victor Terrecillas, Angel Castro. | [3] Hugo Orlando Gatti (GK aged 21 - 20 caps), [2] Rolando Hugo Irusta (GK 28 - 6), [13] Nelson Juan López (DF 25 - 29), [5] José Varacka (MF 34 - 75), [9] Carmelo Simeone (MF 31 - 60), [11] José Omar Pastoriza (MF 24 - 15), [17] Juan Carlos Sarnari (MF 24 - 59), [18] Alfredo Hugo Rojas (FW 29 - 40), [14] Norberto Mario Chaldú (FW 24 - 6), [22] Anibal Roberto Tarabini (FW 24 - 2). Argentina saw two national coaches resigning since the qualification matches. José María Minella just after the qualifying round and Osvaldo Juan Zubeldía two months before the World Cup finals.
Odds: 7-1 (Joe Coral bookmaker, 6 Jan 1966 after the draw had been made).

BRZ: Vicente Ítalo Feola, (Assists) Paulo Lima Amaral, Rudolf de Otero Hermanny, Mário Américo (the squad was chosen by a committee) | [15] José Ely de Miranda - ZITO (MF 33 - 36), [22] Jonas Eduardo Américo - ‘EDU’ (FW 16 - 3). NB: Brazil had sent a 27 man squad to England. Carlos Alberto Torres (FB), Dino Sani (CMF), Djalma Pereira Dias Júnior (DF), Servílio de Jesus filho (FW) and Valdir Joaquim de Moraes (GK) were cut from the squad and sent home before the beginning of the WC.
Odds: 5-2 fav.

BUL: Rudolf Vytlacil (TCH he picked the teams and was passed for approval by the association), Assists: Peter Argirov | [22] Ivan Spasov Deyanov (GK 28 - 8), [19] Vidin Khristov Apostolov (DF 24 - 12), [12] Vassili Metodiev Petrov (MF 31 - 17), [18] Evgeny Valev Yanchovski (MF 26 - 8), [17] Stefan Atanasov Abadzhiev (FW 32 - 25).
Odds: 100-1.

CHI: Luis Alamos Luque, (Assists), Gustavo Graf, Raul Araya. | [9] Adán Godoy Rubina (GK 29 - 14), [2] Hugo Berly Silva (DF 22 - 0), [5] Humberto Donoso Bertolotto (CH 27 - 14), [3] Carlos Campos Sánchez (MF 29 - 10), [10] Roberto Hodge Rivera (MF 21 - 9), [15] Jaime Ramírez Banda (MF 34 - 46), [16] Orlando Ramírez Francisco (FW 23 - 11), [19] Francisco Valdés Muños (FW 23 - 11).
Odds: 40-1.

DRK: Myung Re-Hyun (the squad was chosen by a committee). | [9] Lee Keun-Hak (GK 26 - 51), [20] Ryoo Chang-Kil (DF 25 - 2), [18] Ke Seung-Woon (MF 22 - 12), [21] An Se-Bok (MF 19 - 11), [22] Lee Chi-An (MF 21 - 6).
Odds: 500-1.

ENG: Alfred Ernest Ramsey (b. 22 Jan 1920 aged 46, d. 28 April 1999), (Assists) Les Cocker (d. Oct 1979), Harold Shepherdson (d. 4 Sept 1995), Wilf McGuiness (before the tournament) | [12] Ronald Deryk George Springett (GK-age 30) (b. Fulham 22.07.35) 33caps, [13] Peter Phillip Bonetti (GK - 24) (b. Putney 27.09.41) 1; [14] James Christopher Armfield (RB - 30) (b. Denton 21.09.25) 43c, [15] Gerald Byrne (LB - 27) (b. Liverpool 29.08.38) 2c; [17] Ronald Flowers (CH - 31) (b. Edlington 28.07.34) 49c 10g; [18] Norman Hunter (CD - 22) (b. Eighton Banks 24.10.43) 4c; [22] George Edward Eastham (IL - 29) (b. Blackpool 23.09.36) 19c 2g.. The squad players - still alive - finally received a world cup winners medal at 10 Downing Street on 18 June 2009.
Odds: 9-2.
Unlucky:
Manager Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of 40 players on April 7, almost two months earlier than required to give as much notice as possible to the affected clubs.  The 40 included the 22 who eventually were named to the final squad, listed above, plus these 18:  Gordon West GK (b. Darfield 24.04.43 - 23.04.12), Everton; Anthony ‘Tony’ Keith Waiters (b. Southport 01.02.37 - ) GK, Blackpool; Keith Robert Newton (b. Manchester 23.06.41 – d. Blackburn 16.06.98) RB, Blackburn Rovers; Chris Lawler (b. Liverpool 20.10.43 - ) RB, Liverpool; Paul Reaney (b. Fulham 22.10.44 - ) RB, Leeds United; Gordon Milne RH (b. Preston 29.03.37 - ), Liverpool; Marvin Hinton DF (b. Norwood 02.02.40 - ), Chelsea; John William Hollins CD (b. Guildford 16.06.46 - ), Chelsea; Thomas ‘Tommy Smith’ DF (b. Liverpool 05.04.45 - ) , Liverpool; Terence ‘Terry’ Frederick Venables MF (b. Dagenham 06.01.43 - ), Chelse; Barry John Bridges FW (b. Horsford 22.04.41 - ), Chelsea; Peter Thompson OL (b. Carlisle 27.11.42 - ), Liverpool; Peter Leslie Osgood FW (b. Windsor 20.02.47 – d. Slough 01.03.06), Chelsea; Derek William Temple FW (b. Liverpool 13.11.38 - ), Everton; John Kaye CF (b. Goole 03.03.40 - ), West Bromwich Albion; Frederick Pickering CF (b. Blackburn 19.01.41 - ), Everton; Joseph ‘Joe’ Henry Baker CF (b. Liverpool 17.07.40 d. Wishaw 06.10.03), Notttingham Forest; and Gordon Harris OL (b. Worksop 02.06.40 - ), Burnley. 
Ramsey made another squad announcement on May 6, 1966, naming the 28 players who would report for pre-tournament training at the Lilleshall national recreation center in Shropshire on June 6.  In addition to the 22 who did survive the final cut, the list of 28 included Peter Thompson, Gordon Milne and Keith Newton from the original list of 40 and three replacements—Robert ‘Bobby’ Victor Tambling, FW (Storrington 18.09.41 - ), Chelsea, for Barry Bridges; John Joseph "Budgie" Byrne IF (b. West Horsley 13.05.39 d. Cape Town SA 27.10.99), West Ham United, for Fred Pickering; and Brian Leslie Labone CD (b. Liverpool 23.01.40 d. Liverpool 24.04.06), Everton FC, for Marvin Hinton.  The remaining 12 players from the initial list of 40--West, Waiters, Lawler, Reaney, Hollins, Smith, Venables, Osgood, Temple, Kaye, Baker and Harris were given stand-by status.
Labone withdrew from the squad because of his imminent marriage to his fiance Pat (“It probaly wouldnt happen today. We had booked our wedding and honeymoon 18 months before the team for the World Cup was announced and, to be honest, Brian was not in the original team so we were going ahead and making our plans” Pat Labone), and so only 27 players reported for training at Lilleshall on June 6.  At the close of the training session on June 18, Ramsey cut five players--Tambling, John Byrne, Thompson, Milne and Newton--although asking them to remain in training at their club facilities in the event of an emergency.  Following a break for a short last visit home, the 22-man squad embarked on a four-match pre-tournament tour of Europe.
On July 3, the day of the third match of the tour, in Copenhagen, Ramsey formally announced the England squad to FIFA and the press.  The numbers Ramsey assigned to the squad generally reflected his preferences, Nos. 1-11 constituting his first team and Nos. 12-22 the second string players.  The squad as named remained intact; no replacements were needed.
Source: Sir Alf (Leo McKinstry 2006; England Football Online; My edit

 England 1966 squad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESP: José 'Pepe' Villalonga Llorente; (Assists) Sabino Barinaga Alberdi, Carlos Rodrigo, Jose Jimenez. | [12] Antonio Betancourt Barrera (GK 28 - 2), [13] Miguel Reina Santos (GK 20 - 0), [14] Feliciano Ruiz Muñoz 'Rivilla’ (DF 29 - 26), [16] Fernando Olivella Pons (FW 30 - 18).
Odds: 28-1

FRA: Henri Guérin (Assist) Robert Domergue, Lucien Jasseron. | [21] Georges Carnus (GK 23 - 1), [22] Johnny Schuth (GK 24 - 0), [7] Andre Chorda (DF 28 - 20), [18] Jean Claude Piumi (DF 26 - 2), [3] Edmond Baraffe (MF 23 - 3), [17] Lucien Müller (MF 31 - 16), [9] Didier Couécou (FW 21 - 0), [19] Laurent Robuschi (FW 30 - 4).
Odds: 20-1.

GER: Helmut Schön; (Assists) Dettmar Cramer, Udo Lattek. | [21] Günter Bernard (GK 26 - 4), [22] Josef Maier (GK 22 - 1), [15] Bernd Patzke (FB 23 - 2), [17] Wolfgang Paul (DF 26 - 0), [18] Klaus-Dieter Sieloff (DF 24 - 8), [16] Max Lorenz (MF 26 - 7), [20] Jürgen Grabowski (FW 22 - 3), [13] Heinz Hornig (FW 28 - 7).
Odds: 28-1.

HUN: Lajos Baróti (he picked the teams and was passed approved by the association); G Honti, Rodolf Illovsky. | [22] István Géczi (GK 22 - 2), [18] Kálmán Ihász (DF 24 - 9), [8] Zoltán Varga (MF 21 - 3), [12] Máté Fenyvesi (FW 32 - 76), [15] Dezsõ Molnár (FW 26 - 1), [20] Antal Nagy (FW 22 - 3), [19] Lajos Puskás (FW 21 - 2), [16] Lajos Tichy (FW 31 - 71).
Odds: 20-1.

ITA: Edmondo Fabbri; (Assists) Ferruccio Velcareggi, Carlo Tresoldi, Ulisse Bartolotti. | [2] Roberto Anzolin (GK 28 - 1), [18] Pierluigi Pizzabella (GK 26 - 1), [10] Antonio Juliano (FW 23 - 1), [20] Francesco Rizzo (FW 23 - 2).
Odds: 8-1.

MEX: Ignacio Trellez Campos (the squad was chosen by a committee), Victor Ilizaliturri. | [22] Javier Vargas Rueda (GK 24), [13] José-Luis Guerrero González Dávila (MF 23), [16] Luis Requeiro Urquiola (MF 22), [7] Felipe Ravacalho Cisneros (FW 25), [11] Francisco Jara Garribay (FW 25), [18] Elías Muñoz Rios (FW 24), [21] Ramiro Navarro de Anda (FW 23).
Odds: 66-1.

POR: Otto Martins Glória (BRZ - the squad was chosen by a committee); Fernado Caiado, Manuel Marques, Hamilton Pena. | [1] Américo Ferreira LOPEZ (GK 33), [14] FERNANDO da Conçeicão CRUZ (MF 25), [6] Fernando PERES da Silva (MF 24), [19] Custódio João PINTO (MF 24), [15] Manuel Oliveira de Almeida DUARTE (FW 23), [7] Ernesto FIGUEIREDO Cordeiro (FW 29), [8] João Lourenço de Matos Moura - LAURENÇO (FW 24).
Odds: 16-1.

SUI: Alfredo Foni (ITA team selection was done jointly by Foni and the National Association); (Assist) Fritz Müller, Rudolf Haari. | [22] Mario Prosperi (GK 20 - 3), [2] Wilhelm "Willy" Allemann (DF 24 - 1), [21] Georges Villeumier (MF 21 - 5).
Odds: 66-1.

URS: Nikolai Petrović Morozov; (Assists) Yuri Zolatov, Boris Nobokov, Anatoli Morozov, Oleg Sokolov. | [22] Viktor Maksimović Bannikov (GK 28 - 7).
Odds: 8-1.

URU: Ondino Viera; (Assists) Omar Borrás, Raul Lastra, Juan Lopez. | [22] Walter Taibo (GK 35 - 31), [12] Roberto Eduardo Sosa (GK 31 - 19), [14] Emilio Alvarez (DF 27 - 15), [16] Eliseo Walter Alvarez (DF 25 - 6), [13] Nelson Díaz Marmolejo (DF 24 - 8), [20] Luis Eduardo Ramos (DF 26 - 2), [21] Victor Rodolfo Espárrago (MF 21 - 6), [4] Pablo Justo Forlán Lamarque (MF 20 - 2), [8] José Eusebio Urruzmendi (FW 21 - 12).
Because of the rules of the day Uruguay were denied the right to select four of their best players for the squad - Ricardo Elvio Pavoni Cúneo (LB 23 Independiente), Roberto Matosas Postiglione (DF 26 River Plate), Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida (FW 26 River Plate) and Alcides Vicente Silveira Montero (MF 27 Boca Juniors). They all played for Argentinian club sides who refused to make them available.
Odds: 40-1.

Quote at top of page: Kenneth Wolstenholme, BBC TV commentator as Geoff Hurst scored the forth goal in the final.

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

1966 Youngest Oldest
Player Tostao (BRZ) 19y 171d D.Santos (BRZ) 37y 166d
Goalkeeper Lee (DRK) 19y 191d Carbajal (MEX) 37y 42d
Scorer Tostao (BRZ) 19y 171d Garrincha (BRZ) 32y 257d
Champion Ball (ENG) 21y 79d Wilson (ENG) 31y 225d
Finalist Beckenbauer (GER) 20y 322d Wilson (ENG) 31y 225d
Captain Pena (MEX) 24y 233d Yashin (URS) 36y 279d
Coach Myung (DRK) c.37 Feola (BRZ) 56y 219d
Referee Marques (BRZ) 36y 174d Rumentchev (BUL) 47y 188d
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