1966 FIFA World Cup England™
July 11 - July 30

1966 FIFA World Cup England™

1966 FIFA World Cup England™

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Victory gave England their only world title to date.

Playing in front of their own fans and their most illustrious supporter in Queen Elizabeth II, England were in a similar position to the one Brazil had found themselves in 1950, with a World Cup to be won on home soil, at Wembley. Though determined to avoid a Maracanazo of their own, they were facing the West Germans, who enjoyed upsetting the odds, as they showed against Hungary in 1954.

Wolfgang Weber deprived the hosts of the Trophy in normal time, scoring in the last minute to make it 2-2. A goalscorer in the regulation 90 minutes, Geoff Hurst struck twice more in extra time, the first of those two goals the most controversial in World Cup Final history: a powerful drive that hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced on the goal-line – according to the Germans – or just over it – according to the English and, crucially, the Soviet linesman. Victory gave England their only world title to date, while Hurst remains the one and only player to score a hat-trick in a Final.

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