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England 1966

Winners England 4-2 against West Germany

West Germany were the centre of attention as four of the five players sent off during the tournament had leave against the Germans, a German referee ejected the other and they then lost the final 4-2 to an inspired England team after the most controversial goal in World Cup history.

Ruthless tackling dominated especially group 3, where Pele hobbled off the pitch for good at the event after being kicked by Bulgarians and Hungarians and surprising Portuguese boasting the event's number 1 player Eusebio.

The biggest sensation came in group 4, where North Korea got into the quarterfinals courtesy of Pak Do Ik's 42nd minute 1-0 against Italy, who were bombarded with tomatoes and fruit of all other kinds on their shamefully early return home.

North Korea then led Portugal 3-0 after 20 minutes of their quarterfinal before going down 5-3, but England were then too strong in the semis where they beat the Portuguese 2-1.

The second semifinal saw Germany prevail with the same result against the Soviet Union.

In the final Wolfgang Weber's 90th minute 2-2 equalizer only prolonged Germany's agony. In the 101st Geoff Hurst fired against the crossbar from where the ball bounced before or behind the goalline.

Badly positioned Russian linesman Bakhramov called the goal and Hurst then completed his hattrick in the 120th for what nonetheless was a derserved title for the likes of Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore.

- World Cup 1966 - results -

GROUP A GROUP B
England - Uruguay 0:0 W. Germany - Switzerland 5:0 (3:0)
France - Mexico 1:1 (0:0) Argentina - Spain 2:1 (0:0)
Uruguay - France 2:1 (2:1) Spain - Switzerland 2:1 (0:1)
England - Mexico 2:0 (1:0) W. Germany - Argentina 0:0
Uruguay - Mexico 0:0 Argentina - Switzerland 2:0 (0:0)
England - France 2:0 (1:0) W. Germany - Spain 2:1 (1:1)
 
GROUP C GROUP D
Brasil - Bulgaria 2:0 (1:0) USSR - North Korea 3:0 (2:0)
Portugal - Hungary 3:1 (1:0) Italy - Chile 2:0 (1:0)
Hungary - Brasil 3:1 (1:1) North Korea - Chile 1:1 (0:1)
Portugal - Bulgaria 3:0 (2:0) USSR - Italy 1:0 (1:0)
Portugal - Brasil 3:1 (2:0) North Korea - Italy 1:0 (1:0)
Hungary - Bulgaria 3:1 (2:1) USSR - Chile 2:1 (1:1)
 
 
QUARTERFINALS
England - Argentina 1:0 (0:0)
W. Germany - Uruguay 3:0 (1:0)
Portugal - North Korea 5:3 (2:3)
USSR - Hungary 2:1 (1:0)
 
SEMIFINALS
W. Germany - USSR 2:1 (1:0)
England - Portugal 2:1 (1:0)
 
3. PLACE GAME
Portugal - USSR 2:1 (1:1)
 
FINAL
England - W. Germany 4:2 (2:2, 1:1)


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