The 1966 World Cup was the eighth World Cup to be played in England from July 11 to July 30, 1966. England defeated West Germany in the final to win the title for the first time and for the last time so far . England was the eighth country to win the World Cup, the third to win after Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934.
Organized cities and stadiums
Eight stadiums will be used for this World Cup. The newest and largest stadium in use is Wembley Stadium in north London.
Wembley Stadium has been used for nine matches, including six with England, the final and the third place.
Goodison Park has been used for five games, with Roker Park and Hillsborough hosting four stadiums, while Old Trafford, Villa Park and Ayresome Park each hosted three games.
Participating countries are:
North Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Bulgaria, England (hosts), France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland and West Germany.
London's Wembley Stadium is the venue for the final, with nearly 100,000 fans in attendance. In the 12th minute, Helmut Haller made Germany. The west took the lead but were soon level with Geoff Hurst four minutes later. Martin Peters gave England the lead in the 78th minute.
With one minute left, England ready to lift the trophy, just in time the referee awarded a free kick to West Germany and the ball was equalized by Wolfgang Weber. In the 98th minute of extra time, Hurst scored to give England the lead and added their third goal, making Germany lose to England in the official result 4-2.
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