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30th July 1966: The Day That England Conquered The World

What has followed since has been a lesson in measured decline, but for one brief period fifty years ago, England were the undisputed kings of football. It could be argued that the two are related, the downfall of English football correlating with the pervasive fear that they could not possibly match up to the heroes of 1966. The fact that the Three Lions …

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International Football Has Become An Irritating Interruption

Iain Anderson argues that international football has become more of an obstruction than something to look forward to in modern football. Back in 1966 an expectant English public hoped for World Cup success. They got it. In retrospect this was not the best thing that could have happened to the English game. Every game of the successful 1966 World Cup …

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England – The Team That Never Fulfils Its Potential

1966. England’s greatest triumph and its biggest yolk. England’s loss to Uruguay was no surprise to those in football who look at England in all its realities. How many England players are actually world class? How many of them are on the shopping lists of teams across Europe? Not many is the answer to both questions. It is a team …

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This Time for Africa: The 1966 World Cup Boycott

Following last week’s article on the first African team at the World Cup , it seems only right to follow it by examining another momentous occasion for African football, namely England 1966. While many football fans associate ’66 with Bobby Moore lifting the Jules Rimet trophy, ’66 was equally as important for African teams. You might be wondering why, considering …

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