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Fifty years on, England stirs senses with 1966 World Cup win

It was England's first and only World Cup triumph and, not surprisingly, is still recalled with passion and fondness. The late Bobby Moore lifted the trophy, while Geoff Hurst became the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final which was full of incident and controversy, some of which still burns to this day. When England started the 1966 tournament, the prospect of winning the title appeared a long way off. An opening goalless draw with Uruguay saw the team widely criticised, and their matches did not start…

Footballing legends from England

England have won the FIFA World Cup once beating West Germany in the final in 1966 at home and were the semi-finalists in the 1990 tournament. Although their international performance has been on a topsy-turvy ride, England has undoubtedly produced one of the best players to play the game. Bobby Moore: Bobby Moore was the captain of the English side in the 1966 World Cup played at their home soil. He was known as one of the best defenders in the history of the game. He appeared in 108 games till he retired from the game…