VIII WORLD CUP (ENGLAND 1966)

FINAL STAGE — GAME DETAILS

(From 11-07-1966 to 30-07-1966)

 

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 11-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 87.148

REFEREE: István Zsolt (HUN)

GOALS: -

[Incidents: Opening game of the World Cup, preceded by an inaugural ceremony.]

ENG

England

England - Uruguay

Uruguay

URU

0-0 (0-0)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, Wilson, Stiles

J. Charlton, Moore (c)

Ball, Greaves, B. Charlton, Hunt, Connelly

COACH: Alf Ramsey

URUGUAY

Mazurkiewicz

Troche (c), Ubiña, Manicera

Gonçálvez, Caetano

Cortés, Rocha, Viera, Silva, Pérez

COACH: Ondino Viera

GAME SUMMARY

All the excitement around the debut of England in the World Cup drained away after the opening game at the Empire Stadium (official name of Wembley in 1966). Uruguay kept the hosts at bay with a combination of organized defensive play and harsh tackling. The English attackers had very few opportunities (a header by Connelly hit the crossbar), well guarded by an Uruguayan defense organized around captain Troche as sweeper.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Hillsborough (Sheffield)

DATE: 12-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 36.127

REFEREE: Hugh Phillips (SCO)

GOALS: 1-0 (Held 15’); 2-0 (Haller 20’); 3-0 (Beckenbauer 39’); 4-0 (Beckenbauer 52’); 5-0 (Haller [p.] 77’)

FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG - Switzerland

Schweiz / Suisse

SWI

5-0 (3-0)

FRG

Tilkowski

Höttges, Schnellinger, Beckenbauer

Schulz, Weber

Brülls, Haller, Seeler (c), Overath, Held

COACH: Helmut Schön

SWITZERLAND

Elsener

Grobéty, Schneiter (c), Tacchella

Führer, Bäni

Dürr, Odermatt, Hosp, Künzli, Schindelholz

COACH: Alfredo Foni

GAME SUMMARY

Switzerland proved to be no match at all for an awesomely talented German team. Fifteen minutes into the game, Sigi Held opened the score after putting in the rebound when Seeler’s shot was saved. Five minutes later, Seeler assisted Haller to beat Elsener with a soft shot near the post. Near halftime, Beckenbauer made it 3-0 for Germany with a trademark run from defense, and seven minutes into the second half he scored his second goal in a similar way, full of confidence and perfect technique. Near the hour mark, Overath’s shot from 30 meters hit the corner of the Swiss goal. In minute 77 Seeler, at the hub of all action, was fouled in the area and Haller converted the ensuing penalty.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Goodison Park (Liverpool)

DATE: 12-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 47.308

REFEREE: Kurt Tschenscher (FRG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Pelé 15’); 2-0 (Garrincha 63’)

BRA

Brasil

Brazil - Bulgaria

България

BUL

2-0 (1-0)

BRAZIL

Gilmar

Djalma Santos, Bellini (c), Altair

Paulo Henrique, Denílson, Lima

Garrincha, Alcindo, Pelé, Jairzinho

COACH: Vicente Feola

BULGARIA

Najdenov

Shalamanov, Penev, Vutsov, Gaganelov (c)

Kitov, Zhechev

Dermendzhiev, Asparukhov, Yakimov, Kolev

COACH: Rudolf Vytlačil

GAME SUMMARY

Even though Bulgaria man-marked Pelé ruthlessly, with constant fouls by Zhechev, the Brazilian star exacted appropriate revenge in minute 15 when he took the free kick after a foul committed upon himself and scored with a blazing shot through the wall. Ironically, although Brazil outplayed Bulgaria in this game, the second Brazilian goal also came from a free kick: this time Garrincha smashed the ball into the top near corner with the outside of his right foot.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Ayresome Park (Middlesbrough)

DATE: 12-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 23.006

REFEREE: Juan Gardeazábal (SPA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Malofeev 31’); 2-0 (Banishevskij 33’); 3-0 (Malofeev 88’)

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - North Korea

조선

PRK

3-0 (2-0)

SOVIET UNION

Kavazashvili

Ponomarjov, Shesternjov (c), Ostrovskij

Khurtsilava, Szabó

Chislenko, Banishevskij, Sichinava, Malofeev, Khusainov

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

NORTH KOREA

Lee C.M.

Park L.S., Shin J.K., Lim J.S.

Kang B.C., Park S.J. (c)

Im S.H., Han B.J., Park D.I., Kang R.W., Kim S.I.

COACH: Myung Rae-hyun

GAME SUMMARY

The surprising presence of North Korea in the final stage of the World Cup came as a result of the massive withdrawal of the African teams and South Korea, after FIFA refused to guarantee Africa and Asia their own qualifying groups. Therefore, the pan-continental Africa/Asia/Oceania qualifying stage was reduced to a single round between North Korea and Australia, which the former won easily. But, unlike the South Korean team that entered the World Cup in 1954, the northern neighbors were physically fit for this event, after an almost monastic preparation. However, the bigger presence of the Soviet players was too much for the Asian team, and after half and hour Malofeev opened the score by meeting at the near post a cross by Banishevskij. The latter made it 2-0 soon after when he headed in a free kick from Chislenko. Malofeev left the best for last, running onto Szabó’s chip, chesting down the ball and half-volleying home for the 3-0.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 13-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 69.237

REFEREE: Menachem Ashkenazi (ISR)

GOALS: 0-1 (Borja 48’); 1-1 (Hausser 62’)

FRA

France

France - Mexico

México

MEX

1-1 (0-0)

FRANCE

Aubour

Djorkaeff, Artélésa (c), Budzinski

De Michèle, Bonnel

Bosquier, Combín, Herbin, Gondet, Hausser

COACH: Henri Guérin

MEXICO

Calderón

Chaires, Hernández, Núñez

Peña (c), Mercado

Díaz, Reyes, Fragoso, Borja, Padilla

COACH: Ignacio Tréllez

GAME SUMMARY

Although France tried to impose their fast game, Mexico opened the score soon after halftime when Borja connected a cross from Padilla and, although initially denied by Aubour, pushed the loose ball in from close range. France equalized also from a rebound, when Hausser’s ground shot went in off a post.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Villa Park (Birmingham)

DATE: 13-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 42.738

REFEREE: Dimităr Rumenchev (BUL)

GOALS: 1-0 (Artime 65’); 1-1 (Pirri 71’); 2-1 (Artime 77’)

ARG

Argentina

Argentina - Spain

España

SPA

2-1 (0-0)

ARGENTINA

Roma

Ferreiro, Perfumo, Albrecht, Marzolini

Solari, Rattín (c), González

Artime, Onega, Mas

COACH: Juan Carlos Lorenzo

SPAIN

Iríbar

Sanchis, Gallego, Eladio

Pirri, Zoco

Ufarte, Del Sol, Peiró, Luis Suárez, Gento (c)

COACH: José Villalonga

GAME SUMMARY

Unlike their previous participations in the World Cup, Argentina presented a “European-like” team, tactically very organized and hard in defense. After a goalless first half, twenty minutes into the second Artime converted Solari’s low cross from the right to make it 1-0. The Spanish equalizer didn’t take long: a cross by Luis Suárez was headed up in the air, Pirri jumped for it with Roma and pushed the ball into the net (although it seemed as if the Argentine goalkeeper, challenged by Pirri, punched the ball into his own goal). Within the last quarter, Artime scored the winner for Argentina after going past a defender and hitting a left-foot shot.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Old Trafford (Manchester)

DATE: 13-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 29.886

REFEREE: Leo Callaghan (WAL)

GOALS: 1-0 (José Augusto 1’); 1-1 (Bene 60’); 2-1 (José Augusto 67’); 3-1 (Torres 90’)

POR

Portugal

Portugal - Hungary

Magyarország

HUN

3-1 (1-0)

PORTUGAL

Carvalho

Morais, Alexandre Baptista, Vicente, Hilário

Jaime Graça, Coluna (c)

José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

HUNGARY

Szentmihályi

Káposzta, Mátrai, Sipos (c)

Sóvári, Mészöly

I. Nagy, Bene, Albert, Farkas, Rákosi

COACH: Lajos Baróti

GAME SUMMARY

Two of the best teams in the tournament, in their contrasting styles, produced a fascinating match and a distorted scoreline. Portugal, with a marvellous attacking line (especially with “The Black Panther” Eusébio, also nicknamed “The European Pelé”), were not so strong in defense, whereas Hungary had a more balanced team, talented both in the back and the front. But in the end Hungary paid dearly for a gross mistake of their goalkeeper and the missed chances.

 

Just one minute into the game, Eusébio beat Sóvári and Káposzta to force a corner, which José Augusto headed home. Hungary, forced to come out at once, dominated the next hour, and after piling up many chances they finally equalized when Carvalho lost the ball in Albert’s challenge and Bene was left with an open goal. However, all the Hungarian effort was ruined when Szentmihályi let an easy cross from Torres bounce off his chest for José Augusto to head in again. Hungary lacked the strength to equalize this time, and instead it was Portugal who made it 3-1 at the very end, when Torres headed in Eusébio’s corner.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Roker Park (Sunderland)

DATE: 13-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 27.199

REFEREE: Gottfried Dienst (SWI)

GOALS: 1-0 (Mazzola 8’); 2-0 (Barison 88’)

[Incidents: In minute 60, Tobar was stretchered out due to a serious knee injury. Although he came back ten minutes later, the Chilean player was very handicapped and was forced to abandon the game for good, leaving Chile with only ten players on the field.]

ITA

Italia

Italy - Chile

Chile

CHI

2-0 (1-0)

ITALY

Albertosi

Burgnich, Rosato, Salvadore (c), Facchetti

Bulgarelli, Lodetti

Perani, Mazzola, Rivera, Barison

COACH: Edmondo Fabbri

CHILE

Olivares

Eyzaguirre, Cruz, Figueroa, Villanueva

Prieto, Marcos

Araya, Fouilloux, L. Sánchez (c), Tobar

COACH: Luis Álamos

GAME SUMMARY

Italy and Chile met again in a World Cup after the “Battle of Santiago” of 1962 in Chile. However, this time the match didn’t go out of hands. The hefty Barison had a shot kicked off the line by a defender before being sent clear by Bulgarelli’s perfect pass; although Olivares saved his shot, Mazzola slid in to score. In spite of this upbeat start, Italy seemed more comfortable in a defensive position, and didn’t show an offensive vocation even against a team reduced to ten men when Tobar went off after an hour. It was only near the end when Italy secured their victory, after Barison made room on the outside to hit a left-footed shot high to the near post.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: White City (London)

DATE: 15-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 45.662

REFEREE: Karol Galba (CZE)

GOALS: 0-1 (De Bourgoing [p.] 15’); 1-1 (Rocha 26’); 2-1 (Cortés 31’)

[Incidents: The game was originally programmed to take place in Wembley, like the rest of matches in Group 1, but it was moved to White City Stadium because a greyhound race was already scheduled in Wembley.]

URU

Uruguay

Uruguay - France

France

FRA

2-1 (2-1)

URUGUAY

Mazurkiewicz

Troche (c), Manicera, Ubiña

Gonçálvez, Caetano

Cortés, Viera, Sasía, Rocha, Pérez

COACH: Ondino Viera

FRANCE

Aubour

Djorkaeff, Artélésa (c), Budzinski

Bosquier, Herbet

Bonnel, Simon, Gondet, De Bourgoing, Hausser

COACH: Henri Guérin

GAME SUMMARY

A quick French team opened the score after fifteen minutes, when Herbet was fouled by Manicera in the penalty area and De Bourgoing scored from the 11-meter spot. From that moment on, Uruguay abandoned their defensive play and took control of the game. After Rocha equalized and Cortés made it 2-1 with a volley, the South American squad could have extended their lead had they not missed a series of easy chances.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Hillsborough (Sheffield)

DATE: 15-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 32.028

REFEREE: Tofik Bakhramov(USSR)

GOALS: 0-1 (Quentin 28’); 1-1 (Sanchis 57’); 2-1 (Amancio 75’)

SPA

España

Spain - Switzerland

Schweiz / Suisse

SWI

2-1 (0-1)

SPAIN

Iríbar

Sanchis, Gallego, Reija

Pirri, Zoco

Amancio, Del Sol, Peiró, Luis Suárez, Gento (c)

COACH: José Villalonga

SWITZERLAND

Elsener

Führer, Brodmann (c), Leimgruber

Stierli, Bäni

Kuhn, Gottardi, Armbruster, Hosp, Quentin

COACH: Alfredo Foni

GAME SUMMARY

Switzerland surprisingly took the lead in the first half, when Quentin shot home a cross from Gottardi. Spain equalized after halftime thanks to a great individual goal by Sanchis, who beat man after man in a strong run through the middle before hammering the ball into the roof of the Swiss net. In minute 69, Quentin thought he had scored the second goal for his team, but the referee disallowed it for a previous foul. Then, six minutes later, Spain took the lead with an excellent goal: Gento started a long run down the left, just like in his good days, and Amancio dived to head in his cross.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Goodison Park (Liverpool)

DATE: 15-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 51.387

REFEREE: Kenneth Dagnall (ENG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Bene 2’); 1-1 (Tostão 14’); 2-1 (Farkas 64’); 3-1 (Mészöly [p.] 73’)

HUN

Magyarország

Hungary - Brazil

Brasil

BRA

3-1 (1-1)

HUNGARY

Gelei

Káposzta, Mátrai, Mészöly

Szepesi, Sipos (c)

Rákosi, Bene, Mathesz, Albert, Farkas

COACH: Lajos Baróti

BRAZIL

Gilmar

Djalma Santos, Bellini (c), Altair

Paulo Henrique, Gérson

Lima, Garrincha, Alcindo, Tostão, Jairzinho

COACH: Vicente Feola

GAME SUMMARY

After the unfortunate display of Szentmihályi in the game against Portugal, the Hungarian coach replaced him for Gelei in this decisive match. Brazil, on the other hand, played without Pelé, whose legs had taken so much stick in the game against Bulgaria that he was rested.

 

The Magyars opened the score soon, when Bene received the ball on the right from Sipos, beat Altair and Bellini and scored with a low left-footer inside the near post. Brazil, as in their game against Bulgaria, converted the equalizer from a free kick: the 19-year-old Tostão nailed his left-foot shot high to the left of Gelei. But Hungary didn’t lose their nerve, and a superb sequence of play nearly put them back in front: Rákosi’s crossfield pass was volleyed back by Mathesz, then by Mészöly, then Bene played a header one-two with Albert only for Gilmar to make the save. An amazing display, seven touches in all, without letting the ball touch the ground. By now Albert was running the match, socks round his ankles, ball tied to his feet. In the second half, he started a play that ended up with a wide volley from Farkas at the near post. In spite of the missed chances, Hungary kept pushing and found their reward midway the second half, when Farkas met a cross from Bene in the penalty spot and connected a powerful shot with his instep. By then, Brazil was a broken team, missing the presence of Pelé. The killer third goal of Hungary came from a penalty kick converted by Mészöly, after Bene was brought down by Paulo Henrique.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Ayresome Park (Middlesbrough)

DATE: 15-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 13.792

REFEREE: Ali Hussein Kandil (UAR)

GOALS: 0-1 (Marcos [p.] 26’); 1-1 (Park Seung-jin 88’)

PRK

조선

North Korea - Chile

Chile

CHI

1-1 (0-1)

NORTH KOREA

Lee C.M.

Park L.S., Shin J.K., Lim J.S.

Oh Y.K., Park S.J. (c)

Im S.H., Han B.J., Park D.I., Lee D.W., Kim S.I.

COACH: Myung Rae-hyun

CHILE

Olivares

Valentini, Cruz, Figueroa, Villanueva

Prieto, Marcos

Fouilloux, Landa, Araya, L. Sánchez (c)

COACH: Luis Álamos

GAME SUMMARY

Chile tried to outmuscle North Korea in this game, and they seemed on their way to do so when Marcos converted a penalty awarded for a foul by Oh Yoon-kyung on Araya. But the fitness of the North Korean players finally paid off when Park Seung-jin met a defensive header with a fierce low volley from the edge of the penalty area for a late equalizer.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Villa Park (Birmingham)

DATE: 16-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 46.587

REFEREE: Konstantin Zečević (YUG)

GOALS: -

[Incidents: Albrecht was sent off (min. 65).]

FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG - Argentina

Argentina

ARG

0-0 (0-0)

FRG

Tilkowski

Höttges, Schulz, Weber, Schnellinger

Haller, Beckenbauer

Brülls, Seeler (c), Overath, Held

COACH: Helmut Schön

ARGENTINA

Roma

Ferreiro, Perfumo, Albrecht, Marzolini

Solari, González

Rattín (c), Onega, Artime, Mas

COACH: Juan Carlos Lorenzo

GAME SUMMARY

With defenses clearly overcoming attacks, the match between Germany and Argentina ended up in a goalless stalemate (although Perfumo headed twice against his own bar). The exchange of tackles had as a result the expulsion of Albrecht in minute 65 for kneeing Weber in the groin (although the Argentine player complained bitterly and didn’t leave the pitch until five minutes later).

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Old Trafford (Manchester)

DATE: 16-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 25.438

REFEREE: José María Codesal (URU)

GOALS: 1-0 (Vutsov [o.g.] 7’); 2-0 (Eusébio 38’); 3-0 (Torres 81’)

POR

Portugal

Portugal - Bulgaria

България

BUL

3-0 (2-0)

PORTUGAL

José Pereira

Festa, Germano, Vicente

Hilário, Jaime Graça

Coluna (c), José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

BULGARIA

Najdenov

Shalamanov, Penev, Vutsov

Gaganelov (c), Zhechev

Yakimov, Dermendzhiev, Zhekov, Asparukhov, Kostov

COACH: Rudolf Vytlačil

GAME SUMMARY

It didn’t take Portugal long to impose their superiority: seven minutes into the game, a cross from Torres was headed by Vutsov past his own goalkeeper. After the opening goal, Torres and Zhekov both hit the bar, and near halftime Simões sent Eusébio sprinting in to score the second with a low cross-shot that Najdenov could only touch on its way in. Nine minutes from the end, Torres completed the scoring by following Gaganelov’s feeble back-pass into the net.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Roker Park (Sunderland)

DATE: 16-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 27.793

REFEREE: Rudolf Kreitlein (FRG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Chislenko 57’)

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - Italy

Italia

ITA

1-0 (0-0)

SOVIET UNION

Yashin

Ponomarjov, Shesternjov (c), Khurtsilava, Danilov

Szabó, Voronin, Chislenko

Malofeev, Banishevskij, Khusainov

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

ITALY

Albertosi

Burgnich, Facchetti, Salvadore (c), Rosato

Leoncini, Lodetti, Meroni

Mazzola, Bulgarelli, Pascutti

COACH: Edmondo Fabbri

GAME SUMMARY

The Soviet Union and Italy were the top teams in their group and, after their opening victories, they were apparently certain to qualify for the next stage. For this reason, neither side took many risks and the game looked like an obvious stalemate. Facchetti, a fast attacking fullback in Inter, now stayed back to watch Chislenko. Mazzola missed a very clear opportunity before Chislenko scored the only goal of the game, cutting in past Facchetti from the right to deliver a tremendous left-footer across Albertosi into the top corner. Near the end, Pascutti could have equalized with a powerful header, but Yashin saved it. In spite of this defeat, Italy will just need a draw with North Korea in the last game to qualify.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 16-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 92.570

REFEREE: Concetto lo Bello (ITA)

GOALS: 1-0 (B. Charlton 37’); 2-0 (Hunt 75’)

[Incidents: The game, originally scheduled to kick off at 15:00 h, was delayed to the late evening.]

ENG

England

England - Mexico

México

MEX

2-0 (1-0)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, J. Charlton, Wilson

Moore (c), Stiles

B. Charlton, Peters, Paine, Greaves, Hunt

COACH: Alf Ramsey

MEXICO

Calderón

Chaires, Peña (c), Del Muro

Jáuregui, Díaz

Padilla, Núñez, Borja, Reyes, Hernández

COACH: Ignacio Tréllez

GAME SUMMARY

Against a defensive Mexican team, England had to wait until near halftime to open the score, when Bobby Charlton was on target with a long shot. Charlton had a leading part in the second goal too, exchanging a series of passes on the left before sending Greaves in to shoot at Calderón, who could only push the ball straight to Hunt for an easy tap-in.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 19-07-1966 (16:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 61.112

REFEREE: Bertil Lööw (SWE)

GOALS: -

[Incidents: After this game, the 37-year-old Mexican goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal became the player with most participations in the World Cup: 11 games in five consecutive editions, from 1950 to 1966.]

MEX

México

Mexico - Uruguay

Uruguay

URU

0-0 (0-0)

MEXICO

Carbajal

Chaires, Peña (c), Núñez

Hernández, Díaz

Mercado, Reyes, Cisneros, Borja, Padilla

COACH: Ignacio Tréllez

URUGUAY

Mazurkiewicz

Troche (c), Ubiña, Gonçálvez

Manicera, Caetano

Viera, Rocha, Cortés, Sasía, Pérez

COACH: Ondino Viera

GAME SUMMARY

Mexico, who needed to win by two goals to qualify, was forced to play offensive all of the game. In the first half, Cisneros hit a post and Borja was always a threat in the air. In the end, however, the ultradefensive play of Uruguay prevailed, and this earned them qualification into the next stage.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Hillsborough (Sheffield)

DATE: 19-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 32.127

REFEREE: Joaquim Fernandes Campos (POR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Artime 53’); 2-0 (Onega 81’)

ARG

Argentina

Argentina - Switzerland

Schweiz / Suisse

SWI

2-0 (0-0)

ARGENTINA

Roma

Ferreiro, Calics, Perfumo, Marzolini

Rattín (c), Solari, González

Onega, Artime, Mas

COACH: Juan Carlos Lorenzo

SWITZERLAND

Eichmann

Führer, Brodmann (c), Bäni

Stierli, Armbruster

Kuhn, Gottardi, Hosp, Künzli, Quentin

COACH: Alfredo Foni

GAME SUMMARY

Even against clearly inferior opposition, Argentina were still happy to play out a barren first half and wait for the goals. They came in the second half: first Artime shot in off a post after the Swiss had given the ball away, and then Onega ran onto a return pass from González to lob the ball over the keeper.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Goodison Park (Liverpool)

DATE: 19-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 58.479

REFEREE: George McCabe (ENG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Simões 15’); 2-0 (Eusébio 27’); 2-1 (Rildo 70’); 3-1 (Eusébio 85’)

POR

Portugal

Portugal - Brazil

Brasil

BRA

3-1 (2-0)

PORTUGAL

José Pereira

Morais, Alexandre Baptista, Vicente, Hilário

Jaime Graça, Coluna (c)

José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

BRAZIL

Manga

Fidélis, Brito, Orlando (c), Rildo

Denílson, Lima

Jairzinho, Silva, Pelé, Paraná

COACH: Vicente Feola

GAME SUMMARY

Although Pelé was brought back into the Brazilian line-up for this decisive game, he was still injured and couldn’t help his team very much. Besides, he also suffered some hard tacklings in this game and finally had to be carried off the pitch, taking Brazil’s chances with him. In addition, the many changes made by Feola in the line-up weakened the potential of Brazil.

 

Debutant goalkeeper Manga looked nervous from the start, and when Eusébio sent a near-post cross his unlucky deflection went straight onto the head of Simões for the opening goal. The second came when Coluna took a free kick deep on the right, Torres soared to head it back from the far post, and Eusébio headed into the net. Midway the second half, Rildo pulled one back with a stern ground shot, but Eusébio finished off the Brazilian chances to win the game with one of the most famous power goals in the history of the World Cup: after Manga had saved his shot, he touched the corner short to Simões, whose cross at Torres was deflected back towards Eusébio, who shot a powerful shin-high volley that left Manga on his knees.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Ayresome Park (Middlesbrough)

DATE: 19-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 17.829

REFEREE: Pierre Schwinte (FRA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Park Doo-ik 42’)

[Incidents: Bulgarelli suffered a knee injure in minute 34 and had to leave the game.]

PRK

조선

North Korea - Italy

Italia

ITA

1-0 (1-0)

NORTH KOREA

Lee C.M.

Lim J.S., Shin J.K., Ha J.W., Oh Y.K.

Im S.H., Han B.J.

Park D.I., Park S.J. (c), Kim B.H., Yang S.K.

COACH: Myung Rae-hyun

ITALY

Albertosi

Landini, Facchetti, Guarneri, Janich

Fogli, Perani

Bulgarelli (c), Mazzola, Rivera, Barison

COACH: Edmondo Fabbri

GAME SUMMARY

In one of the greatest surprises in the history of the World Cup, North Korea defeated Italy and prevented their qualification for the next stage. Although the Italians were forced to play the last hour with only ten men after Bulgarelli left the pitch due to a knee injury following a tackle by Park Seung-jin, Perani might have scored twice before the North Korean goal near halftime, which came as a surprise: when the Italian defense let a loose ball into the area, Park Doo-ik came quickly to let it run into his stride before hitting a ground shot across Albertosi, who might have done better. In the second half, the Italians were uncapable to equalize and the Koreans missed some good chances to secure their victory.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 20-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 98.270

REFEREE: Arturo Yamasaki (PER)

GOALS: 1-0 (Hunt 38’); 2-0 (Hunt 75’)

ENG

England

England - France

France

FRA

2-0 (1-0)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, J. Charlton, Moore (c), Wilson

Stiles, B. Charlton

Callaghan, Greaves, Hunt, Peters

COACH: Alf Ramsey

FRANCE

Aubour

Djorkaeff, Artélésa (c), Budzinski, Bosquier

Bonnel, Herbin, Simon

Herbet, Gondet, Hausser

COACH: Henri Guérin

GAME SUMMARY

Another strong defensive display (a sign of the times in world football by 1966) allowed France to deny England in the first half, when the English attackers were constantly caught in offside. Hunt finally capitalized the local efforts in minute 38 after capturing a ball that Jackie Charlton had headed against a post. The second goal came late in the game, after Aubour fumbled a header from Hunt. Nobby Stiles had also time in this game to show some of the harsh tacklings he was so famous for, and deserved to be sent off after fouling Simon.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Villa Park (Birmingham)

DATE: 20-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 45.187

REFEREE: Armando Marques (BRA)

GOALS: 0-1 (Fusté 22’); 1-1 (Emmerich 38’); 2-1 (Seeler 84’)

FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG - Spain

España

SPA

2-1 (1-1)

FRG

Tilkowski

Höttges, Schulz, Weber

Schnellinger, Beckenbauer

Krämer, Overath, Seeler (c), Held, Emmerich

COACH: Helmut Schön

SPAIN

Iríbar

Sanchis, Gallego, Reija

Zoco (c), Glaría

Amancio, Adelardo, Marcelino, Fusté, Lapetra

COACH: José Villalonga

GAME SUMMARY

Spain, needing a win to qualify, seemed to have little chance of achieving it without three of their best players: Luis Suárez and Del Sol (ruled out for the game due to injury) and Gento (dropped by Villalonga for loss of pace). Yet, Spain took the lead midway the first half when Fusté ran onto Marcelino’s lob to net the ball. Germany woke up after this, and the beefy Emmerich equalized with a staggering goal, chasing a loose ball to the left-hand goal line and battering it into the roof of the net from an impossible angle. Even though the 1-1 served Germany to qualify and was fatal for Spain, the former scored the winner in the last minutes of the game, when Held beat Sanchis in the left, sent a low cross inside the area and Seeler pushed home after controlling the ball.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Old Trafford (Manchester)

DATE: 20-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 24.129

REFEREE: Roberto Goicoechea (ARG)

GOALS: 0-1 (Asparukhov 15’); 1-1 (Davidov [o.g.] 43’); 2-1 (Mészöly 45’); 3-1 (Bene 54’)

HUN

Magyarország

Hungary - Bulgaria

България

BUL

3-1 (2-1)

HUNGARY

Gelei

Káposzta, Mátrai, Szepesi

Mészöly, Sipos (c)

Mathesz, Bene, Albert, Farkas, Rákosi

COACH: Lajos Baróti

BULGARIA

Simeonov

Largov, Penev, Vutsov

Gaganelov (c), Zhechev

Davidov, Asparukhov, Kolev, Yakimov, Kotkov

COACH: Rudolf Vytlačil

GAME SUMMARY

Minnows Bulgaria gave Hungary an early scare when Yakimov hit a post and later Asparukhov capitalized on a mistake by Gelei to open the score. However, the Magyars overturned the match near halftime, when debutant Davidov lunged at a cross by Rákosi to score into his own goal, and within two minutes Mészöly hammered a half-volley into the top corner. At the beginning of the second half, Bene made it 3-1 with a header, thus certifying the progress of Hungary into the next stage and the early elimination of title holders Brazil.

 

GROUP STAGE

STADIUM: Roker Park (Sunderland)

DATE: 20-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 16.027

REFEREE: John Adair (NIR)

GOALS: 1-0 (Porkujan 28’); 1-1 (Marcos 32’); 2-1 (Porkujan 85’)

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - Chile

Chile

CHI

2-1 (1-1)

SOVIET UNION

Kavazashvili

Getmanov, Shesternjov (c), Korneev

Ostrovskij, Voronin

Afonin, Metreveli, Serebrjanikov, Markarov, Porkujan

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

CHILE

Olivares

Valentini, Cruz, Figueroa

Villanueva, Marcos

Prieto, Araya, Landa, Yávar, L. Sánchez (c)

COACH: Luis Álamos

GAME SUMMARY

The Soviet Union, already qualified for quarterfinals, sent out their reserves for this match. One of the debutants, Porkujan, scored twice and guaranteed his future presence in the line-up. His first goal came near the half hour, when he netted a rebound. Marcos equalized soon after following a scramble, and near the end of the game Porkujan made it 2-1 with a lob over Olivares.

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Hillsborough (Sheffield)

DATE: 23-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 40.007

REFEREE: James Finney (ENG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Haller 11’); 2-0 (Beckenbauer 70’); 3-0 (Seeler 75’); 4-0 (Haller 83’)

[Incidents: Troche (min. 49) and Silva (min. 54) were both sent off.]

FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG - Uruguay

Uruguay

URU

4-0 (1-0)

FRG

Tilkowski

Höttges, Schulz, Weber

Schnellinger, Beckenbauer

Overath, Haller, Seeler (c), Held, Emmerich

COACH: Helmut Schön

URUGUAY

Mazurkiewicz

Ubiña, Troche (c), Caetano

Manicera, Gonçálvez

Cortés, Salvá, Silva, Rocha, Pérez

COACH: Ondino Viera

GAME SUMMARY

In a very physical game, with some hard tackling exchanges, Germany opened the score when Haller diverted a free kick by Held. The Uruguayans could have equalized had the referee called a penalty when Schnellinger clearly handled the ball under his own crossbar. The continuous hard game ended up in the expulsions of Troche and Silva early into the second half, the former for kicking Held in the stomach, the latter for fouling Haller. Being a goal down with only nine men, Uruguay left great gaps at the back. Beckenbauer made it 2-0 after one of his spectacular runs from the defense, taking Seeler’s return pass round the keeper. Two new goals by Seeler and Haller certified the German pass to the semifinal.

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Goodison Park (Liverpool)

DATE: 23-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 40.248

REFEREE: Menachem Ashkenazi (ISR)

GOALS: 0-1 (Park Seung-jin 1’); 0-2 (Lee Dong-woon 22’); 0-3 (Yang Sung-kook 25’); 1-3 (Eusébio 27’); 2-3 (Eusébio [p.] 43’); 3-3 (Eusébio 56’); 4-3 (Eusébio [p.] 59’); 5-3 (José Augusto 80’)

POR

Portugal

Portugal - North Korea

조선

PRK

5-3 (2-3)

PORTUGAL

José Pereira

Morais, Alexandre Baptista, Vicente, Hilário

Jaime Graça, Coluna (c)

José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

NORTH KOREA

Lee C.M.

Lim J.S., Ha J.W., Oh Y.K.

Shin J.K., Im S.H.

Park D.I., Lee D.W., Han B.J., Park S.J. (c), Yang S.K.

COACH: Myung Rae-hyun

GAME SUMMARY

Less than one minute into the game, North Korea had a surprising start when Han Bong-jin crossed the ball from the right and Park Seung-jin struck it clearly with the outside of his left foot into the top left-hand corner. The weakness of the Portuguese defense was exposed again when Lee Dong-woon met a cross from Yang Sung-kook, and the latter made it 3-0 soon after by beating José Pereira with a ground shot. The Portuguese players and the crowd alike were rubbing their eyes in incredulity. But Eusébio was the man who started the come back of Portugal, with four goals. The first one came after he cracked home a through-ball from José Augusto. Just before halftime, Torres was fouled in the area and Eusébio converted the penalty to the goalkeeper’s right. After halftime, Eusébio again equalized the score and then gave the lead to Portugal with another goal from the penalty spot (after a foul committed upon him). Near the end, José Augusto secured the Portuguese victory when he headed home after a corner kick from… Eusébio!!! Without any doubt, the “Black Panther” was the man of the game.

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Roker Park (Sunderland)

DATE: 23-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 22.103

REFEREE: Juan Gardeazábal (SPA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Chislenko 5’); 2-0 (Porkujan 46’); 2-1 (Bene 57’)

USSR

СССР

Soviet Union - Hungary

Magyarország

HUN

2-1 (1-0)

SOVIET UNION

Yashin

Ponomarjov, Shesternjov (c), Voronin

Danilov, Szabó

Khusainov, Chislenko, Banishevskij, Malofeev, Porkujan

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

HUNGARY

Gelei

Káposzta, Szepesi, Mészöly

Mátrai, Sipos (c)

I. Nagy, Bene, Albert, Farkas, Rákosi

COACH: Lajos Baróti

GAME SUMMARY

A more technical and organized Hungarian team was defeated by the Soviet Union on sheer strength. The first goal came early into the game, when Porkujan took a short corner on the left and hit the return low to the near post, where Gelei fumbled the ball and Chislenko netted it. Just after halftime, Porkujan doubled the Soviet advantage when he found himself unmarked at the far post to meet a free kick from Khusainov. Mészöly then burst through a tackle to set up a goal for Bene, but Hungary was unable to equalize due to the lack of aim of their attackers and the saves of Yashin.

 

1/4 FINAL

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 23-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 90.584

REFEREE: Rudolf Kreitlein (FRG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Hurst 78’)

[Incidents: Rattín was sent off (min. 35) and the game was interrupted for eight minutes until the Argentinian captain left the pitch.]

ENG

England

England - Argentina

Argentina

ARG

1-0 (0-0)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, Wilson, Stiles

J. Charlton, Moore (c)

Ball, Hurst, B. Charlton, Hunt, Peters

COACH: Alf Ramsey

ARGENTINA

Roma

Ferreiro, Perfumo, Albrecht

Marzolini, Solari

Rattín (c), González, Onega, Artime, Mas

COACH: Juan Carlos Lorenzo

GAME SUMMARY

In a very physical game, with some harsh tacklings, the turning point came when Rattín was ironically sent off not for fouling a rival, but for some verbal abuse. The Argentinian captain complained long and loud and refused to leave the pitch, his teammates threatened to go away with him, and the German referee was mobbed. After eight minutes that seemed an eternity, Rattín was finally escorted off the pitch by the police and the game was resumed. However, the violence didn’t end with his departure and it took England a long time to make the extra man tell. Eventually, the local team scored when Hurst headed inside the far post a center from the left by Peters. After the game, Argentina joined Uruguay in their sense of grievance for what they considered a lack of respect of FIFA for South American teams, and this resentment resulted later on in some very violent games between American and European teams in the Intercontinental Cup.

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Goodison Park (Liverpool)

DATE: 25-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 38.273

REFEREE: Concetto lo Bello (ITA)

GOALS: 1-0 (Haller 43’); 2-0 (Beckenbauer 67’); 2-1 (Porkujan 88’)

[Incidents: Chislenko was sent off (min. 45).]

FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG - Soviet Union

СССР

USSR

2-1 (1-0)

FRG

Tilkowski

Lutz, Schulz, Weber, Schnellinger

Beckenbauer, Haller

Overath, Seeler (c), Held, Emmerich

COACH: Helmut Schön

SOVIET UNION

Yashin

Ponomarjov, Shesternjov (c), Voronin, Danilov

Szabó, Khusainov

Chislenko, Banishevskij, Malofeev, Porkujan

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

GAME SUMMARY

Two physical teams competed for a place in the final. The first goal came near halftime, when Schnellinger sent a pass to the right-hand side of the penalty area, where it was met by Haller’s diagonal run and strong shot. Immediately after the kick-off, Chislenko lost the ball to Held and gave him a clip on the back of the ankle which, according to the standards of this World Cup, was just an innocuous foul, but Lo Bello sent him off. Midway the second half, Beckenbauer scored the second German goal by drifting outside a pack of players on the edge of the area before shooting left-footed just inside the left-hand post. Near the end, Porkujan made it 2-1 when Tilkowski dropped the ball under pressure from Malofeev, and Banishevskij almost equalized for the Soviet Union, but his header went over the bar.

 

1/2 FINAL

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 26-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 94.493

REFEREE: Pierre Schwinte (FRA)

GOALS: 1-0 (B. Charlton 30’); 2-0 (B. Charlton 80’); 2-1 (Eusébio [p.] 82’)

ENG

England

England - Portugal

Portugal

POR

2-1 (1-0)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, Wilson, Stiles

J. Charlton, Moore (c)

Ball, Hurst, B. Charlton, Hunt, Peters

COACH: Alf Ramsey

PORTUGAL

José Pereira

Festa, Alexandre Baptista, José Carlos

Hilário, Jaime Graça

Coluna (c), José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

GAME SUMMARY

The entire forward line of Portugal played together at Benfica, and that’s the reason why this was the line with the strongest cohesion. On the contrary, their defenders belonged to different clubs and played like strangers, and for this game in particular they lacked some of the toughness necessary to stop players like Bobby Charlton.

 

England’s opening goal stemmed from a long pass by Wilson into the path of Hunt, who cleverly touched the ball one side of José Carlos and ran round the other. José Pereira rushed out, made a sliding tackle instead of diving at Hunt’s feet, and the ball reached Bobby Charlton, who sidefooted it back between the goalkeeper and a defender into the net. Portugal tried to overplay England out of sheer technique, but the game (as the tournament in general) was made for the muscle more than the skill. Near the end, Bobby Charlton scored the second goal with a powerful shot, and this seemed to put England clearly in the final. But Portugal didn’t give up, and pulled one back after a penalty converted by Eusébio following a handball by Jackie Charlton. But it was too late now, and England held on to their advantage to earn a place in the final.

 

PLACES 3-4

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 28-07-1966 (19:30 h)

ATTENDANCE: 87.696

REFEREE: Kenneth Dagnall (ENG)

GOALS: 1-0 (Eusébio [p.] 12’); 1-1 (Banishevskij 43’); 2-1 (Torres 89’)

[Incidents: FIFA credits the Soviet goal to Malofeev.]

POR

Portugal

Portugal - Soviet Union

СССР

USSR

2-1 (1-1)

PORTUGAL

José Pereira

Festa, Alexandre Baptista, José Carlos, Hilário

Jaime Graça, Coluna (c)

José Augusto, Eusébio, Torres, Simões

COACH: Otto Glória

SOVIET UNION

Yashin (c)

Ponomarjov, Korneev, Khurtsilava, Danilov

Voronin, Sichinava

Metreveli, Malofeev, Banishevskij, Serebrjanikov

COACH: Nikolaj Morozov

GAME SUMMARY

With nothing at stake but the glory of a final win, Portugal opened the score after Khurtsilava committed an unnecessary penalty for handball and Eusébio converted it as usual. Near halftime, José Pereira fumbled Metreveli’s long shot and Banishevskij put in the rebound. Just before the end, Torres avoided the extra-time when he won the ball in the air and José Augusto chipped it back to him to score with a gentle volley past Yashin.

 

FINAL

STADIUM: Wembley (London)

DATE: 30-07-1966 (15:00 h)

ATTENDANCE: 93.802

REFEREE: Gottfried Dienst (SWI)

GOALS: 0-1 (Haller 12’); 1-1 (Hurst 18’); 2-1 (Peters 78’); 2-2 (Weber 89’); 3-2 (Hurst 101’); 4-2 (Hurst 120’)

[Incidents: In minute 11 of extra-time, Hurst’s shot was deflected by the crossbar and seemed to bounce on the line and then back into the field, but the referee validated the goal after consulting with a linesman.]

ENG

England

England - FRG

Westdeutschland

FRG

4-2 (1-1;2-2)

ENGLAND

Banks

Cohen, J. Charlton, Moore (c), Wilson

Stiles, B. Charlton

Ball, Hurst, Hunt, Peters

COACH: Alf Ramsey

FRG

Tilkowski

Höttges, Schulz, Weber, Schnellinger

Beckenbauer, Overath

Haller, Seeler (c), Held, Emmerich

COACH: Helmut Schön

GAME SUMMARY

Bobby Charlton’s performance against Portugal in the semifinal persuaded Helmut Schön to change the usual German game plan and put a man on him. On a pitch greased by rain, Germany made a better start: From out on the left, Held hit a deep cross toward the far post, Wilson headed it down close to goal, and Haller met the ball to shoot past Jackie Charlton and Banks. But England came back with a quick equalizer, when Moore took a free kick before the referee’s whistle and Hurst scored with a downward header.

 

For the next hour, the game came to a standoff, with strong defenses and only some sporadic long shots. Only near the end England broke the deadlock, when Ball took a corner on the right, the ball reached Hurst on the edge of the area, and his deflected shot came to Peters, who drove it in from seven meters past Tilkowski and Schnellinger on the goal line. It loooked like that was the end of the game and England would lift “their” cup. But a late free kick from Emmerich, followed by some rebounds, finally sent the ball to the right, where Weber scooped it over Wilson’s leg and Banks’s hand. For the first time since 1934, extra-time would be needed in a final.

 

And it was in this additional time when the most controversial goal in a World Cup final happened. Eleven minutes into the first half, Ball chased a long pass from Stiles to the right-hand corner flag, hit it first time to Hurst, who controlled the ball and crashed it against the underside of the crossbar. When it bounced down, Weber headed it over for a corner. But the referee went to his linesman Tofik Bakhramov, who simply confirmed the opinion of the English players (the ball hit the inside of the line) and the goal was finally allowed. The video footage and pictures of the game seem to show the ball bouncing on the inner side of the line, although it’s not clear. In any case, this was the beginning of the end for Germany, who was uncapable to come back for the equalizer. Instead, Hurst wrapped it up for England with a last minute goal, when he received a long pass from Moore in the midfield and the West Ham United attacker ran on and smashed a shot high inside the near post.

 

 

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