World Cup 1966

1966 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country England

Dates 11 – 30 July

Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 8 (in 7 host cities)

Final positions

Champions England (1st title)

Runners-up West Germany

Third place Portugal

Fourth place Soviet Union

Tournament statistics

Matches played 32

Goals scored 89 (2.78 per match)

Attendance 1,635,000 (51,094 per match)

Top scorer(s) Eusébio (9 goals)

← 1962 1970 →

The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 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.

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