The 1966 World Cup was the first World Cup held in England. Matches were played at eight stadiums across, with the final at Wembley
It featured the highest number of teams of any international tournament to date, with 70 nations participating.
Before the tournament started, the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen, but was recovered by a dog named Pickles four months before the tournament began
The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial football tournament for men's senior national teams. It was played in England from 11 July to 30 July 1966
England defeated West Germany 4–2 in the final to win their first and only ever title
The match finished at 2–2 after 90 minutes and went to extra time, when Geoff Hurst scored two goals to complete his hat-trick, the first to be scored in a World Cup final