England's World Cup Record

England 1966

Qualifying

England automatically qualified for the Finals as host nation.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group 1, along with France, Mexico and Uruguay.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the Quarter Finals.

First Round Matches - Group 1

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
11 Jul 1966LondonEngland v Uruguay0-087,000Zsolt (HUN)
13 Jul 1966LondonFrance v Mexico1-169,000Ashkenasi (ISR)
15 Jul 1966LondonUruguay v France2-145,000Galba (TCH)
16 Jul 1966LondonEngland v Mexico2-092,000Lo Bello (ITA)
19 Jul 1966LondonUruguay v Mexico0-061,000Loow (SWE)
20 Jul 1966LondonEngland v France2-098,000Yamasaki (PER)

Standings

Group 1PlyWDLFAPts
England3210405
Uruguay3120214
Mexico3021132
France3012251

England won the group and advanced to the Quarter Finals.

Quarter Final Matches

Played on a knock-out basis, the match winner advanced to the Semi Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
23 Jul 1966LondonEngland v Argentina1-090,000Kreitlein (GER)
23 Jul 1966SheffieldWest Germany v Uruguay4-035,000Finney (ENG)
23 Jul 1966SunderlandUSSR v Hungary2-126,000Gardezabal (ESP)
23 Jul 1966LiverpoolPortugal v North Korea5-351,000Ashkenasi (ISR)

England advanced to the Semi Finals.

Semi Final Matches

Played on a knock-out basis, the match winner advanced to the Final.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
25 Jul 1966LiverpoolWest Germany v USSR2-143,000Lo Bello (ITA)
26 Jul 1966LondonEngland v Portugal2-194,000Schwinte (FRA)

England advanced to the Final.

The Final

The match winner is the World Cup winner.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
30 Jul 1966LondonEngland v West Germany4-295,000Dienst (SUI)

England won the match and the tournament.