30 July 2016
England defeated West Germany 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final on 30 July 1966
On this day in history, 1966: England defeats West Germany 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup Final to win the Jules Rimet Trophy after extra time. It was the eighth staging of the World Cup, held at Wembley Stadium, England, from 11 to 30 July. With this legendary victory England became the third World Cup host to win the tournament.
The 1966 final was the last to be broadcast in black and white and the only time England has won the World Cup.
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Watch the video below to see highlights of ITV's coverage of the 1966 World Cup Final with commentator Hugh Johns.