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Saturday, 23 July 1966
World Cup 1966 Finals Second Phase Quarter-Final

England 1 Argentina 0 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Argentina Squad

Empire Stadium, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 90,584;
Kick-off: 3.00pm BST
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme and Jimmy Hill, also live on ITV (ABC, Anglia, ATV, Border, Grampian, Scottish, Southern, Teledu Cymru, TWW, Tyne Tees, Ulster and Westward) - Commentator - Hugh Johns and Dave Bowen.

England - Roger Hunt
Hunt's goal is the hundredth goal scored under Ramsey
Expulsion: Argentina - Antonio Rattin (35)
Results 1965-1970

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Match Summary

Officials

England

Type

Argentina

Referee (-) - Rudolf Kreitlin
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 3rd
Colours: The 1965 Umbro home jersey - White crew necked jerseys, white shorts, white socks.
Capt: Bobby Moore, 28th captaincy Manager: Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 46 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
42nd match, W 27 - D 9 - L 6 - F 100 - A 49.
England Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3 Wilson, Ramon 31 17 December 1934 LB Everton FC 49 0
4 Stiles, Norbert P. 24 18 May 1942 RHB Manchester United FC 18 1
5       CHB      
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 25 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 45 2
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
16 Peters, Martin S. 22 8 November 1943 OL West Ham United FC 6
England Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Argentina Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 2nd to 5th
Colours: Sky blue and white broad striped jerseys with white collars/cuffs, black shorts, light blue socks with sky blue/white/sky blue tops.
Capt: Antonio Rattin Manager:  
Argentina Lineup
        G     GA
2       RB      
3       LB      
4       RHB      
5       CHB      
6       LHB      
7       OR      
8       IR      
9       CF      
10       IL      
11       OL      
Argentina Substitutes
1              

unused substitutes:

-
 
- -

Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Argentina shelved their superior skills and instead concentrated on what seemed a premeditated policy of disrupting England with a spate of petty fouls. Their captain Antonio Rattin arrogantly challenged just about every decision that the referee made and was waving his arms around like a traffic policeman. Finally the referee, a little West German called Rudlof Kreitlin, could take no more of Rattin's disruptive tactics and ordered him off. It was almost comical to see the tiny figure of the referee staring up at the tall, stately looking Rattin and demanding that he leave the field. It was also very sad. It took ten minutes of argument and touchline interpretations before Rattin finally walked. Geoff Hurst, making his debut in place of the injured Greaves, headed the winning goal from a Martin Peters cross to the near post. It was a classical creation that had made-in-West Ham written all over it. For Gordon Banks, it was a record seventh successive England appearance without conceding a goal. This was the first match in which England played without a recognised winger. Ramsey's 'Wingless Wonders' were off the launching  pad. Alan Ball, desperately disheartened to miss the previous two matches to the point where he considered walking out, gave a perpetual motion performance that confirmed that he was in the side to stay. Alf Ramsey described the Argentineans as 'animals', a heat-of-the-moment description that had diplomatic repercussions and led to official protests being made to the British ambassador in Buenos Aires. The sad fact is that Argentina were the most skilful side in the tournament, but they allowed their tempers to over-rule their talent.

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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CG