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FIFA Football World Cup England 1966 Summary
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FIFA Football World Cup England 1966

Host Country:
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World Cup England 1966:
Summary and General Information

First Round:
Group A - Group B - Group C - Group D

Final Round:
Fixture and All the Scores

Final Standings - Top Scorers Table
Red Cards - Penalties - Goals Summary

World Cup Summary
General Information Comments
National Teams: 16
Goal average:
Top scorer:
Eusebio (Portugal) - 9 goals
Largest win:

Germany 5 - 0 Switzerland
Match with more goals:

Portugal 5 - 3 North Korea
Red Cards: 5

England 1966 was a World Cup full of unexpected results, suspicions and "strange" decision made by referees.

The defending champion Brazil suffered the injury of Pelé and could not go beyond the first round. Italy did the same after being defeated 1-0 by North Korea. In the quarterfinals Uruguay was eliminated by Germany and Argentina by the local England in games that raised many suspicions. The most know example is Argentinean Antonio Rattin being ejected against England by "the look on his face" according to the German referee.

In the final match, the football inventors conquered their first world championship after defeating Germany 4-2, with two controversial goals in extra time.

England 1966 Groups
Group A Group B Group C Group D
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France Flag France
Mexico Flag Mexico
Uruguay Flag Uruguay
Argentina Flag Argentina
Spain Flag Spain
Switzerland Flag Switzerland
Germany Flag West Germany
Brazil Flag Brazil
Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
Hungary Flag Hungary
Portugal Flag Portugal
Chile Flag Chile
Italy Flag Italy
North Korea Flag North Korea
Soviet Union Flag Soviet Union
National Teams Qualified, by Continent

Europe: Bulgaria - England - France - Germany - Hungary - Italy - Portugal - Spain - Switzerland
South America: Argentina - Brazil - Chile - Uruguay
Central and North America: Mexico
Africa: -
Asia: Soviet Union - North Korea
Oceania: -

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