With the World Cup Soccer well under way and England all but eliminated, I thought I’d take us back to 1966, when they actually won the World Cup.
England were the host nation and played West Germany in the final. A small crowd of only 98,000 people watched the West Germans lead early, before England’s reply only four minutes later. England then led 2-1, with just over 20 minutes remaining. But with 60 secs left, the West Germans were awarded a penalty just outside the penalty box. What looks more like a Rugby maul ensued, before the ball ended up in the back of the net and scores were level at full time.
Eight minutes into extra time Geoff Hurst from England took a shot, which hit the crossbar and bounced down onto the goal line…or NEAR the goal line! It was counted as a goal in one of the biggest controversies in World Cup history. Have a look at the video and let me know if you think it was a goal or not? I don’t think it was.
England scored one more time to make the final score 4-2.