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Tuesday, 26 July 1966
World Cup 1966 Finals Semi-Final, Match Two

England 2 Portugal 1 [1-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Portugal Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Originally scheduled to be played at Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 94,493;
Kick-off: 7.30pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme and Tommy Docherty, also live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Granada, Rediffusion, Scottish, Southern, Teledu Cymru, TWW, Ulster, Tyne Tees and Westward) - Commentator - Hugh Johns and Dave Bowen.

England - Bobby Charlton (two)
Portugal - Eusébio (penalty 83)
Results 1965-1970

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Portugal

Referee (black) - tbc
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

  Goal Attempts  
  Attempts on Target  
  Hit Bar/Post  
  Corner Kicks Won  
  Offside Calls Against  
  Fouls Conceded  
  Possession  

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home uniform - White round-necked jerseys, navy blue shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 29th captaincy Coach: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
43rd match, W 28 - D 9 - L 6 - F 102 - A 50.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
England Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Portugal Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 4th to 5th
Colours: Maroon round-necked jerseys with green collar/cuffs, white shorts with red side trim, green socks.
Capt:   Coach:  
Portugal Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Portugal Substitutes
1              

reserves:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

This was THE classic match of the 1966 World Cup.  It lacked the drama of the Final, but the football played by both teams had rarely been bettered at Wembley. The match belonged more to Bobby Charlton than anybody. He moved with the grace of a Nureyev on grass and the power of a panther. His reward was two superb goals, one drilled low into the net from a rebound after a Roger Hunt shot had been blocked, and the second, a real beauty, rifled high into the net from twenty-five yards. Seven minutes from the end England's magnificent defence conceded their first goal of the tournament when Eusebio scored from the penalty spot after Jack Charlton had handled a header from Jose Torres. Nobby Stiles performed a disciplined containing role on the great Eusebio, fresh from his stunning four-goal performance against North Korea in the quarter-final at Goodison after the Koreans had rushed three goals into the lead. Eusebio left the pitch in tears as the two teams got a standing ovation for producing a match that would live long in the memory.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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