1966 FIFA World Cup

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The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.


Host selection

England was chosen as host of the 1966 World Cup in Rome, Italy on August 22, 1960, over opposition from West Germany and Spain.

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