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West Germany 3 England 2

The quarter final of the Mexico 1970 World Cup saw an eagerly awaited re-run of the final from 1966. West Germany had qualified for the knock stages after winning all three group games against Peru, Bulgaria and Morocco and therefore topping Group 4. Whereas the Three Lions finished runners up in Group 3 behind Brazil […]

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West Ham United 2 1860 Munich 0

Wembley Stadium hosted the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup final between England’s 1964 FA Cup winners West Ham United who faced West Germany’s DFB-Pokal Cup winners 1860 Munich. It was the first European final for both sides and 98k supporters packed out the Empire Stadium as it was called back then. The reach the final […]

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The Miracle of Bern

In 1950 Germany was in a mess. The war-torn country was still trying to pick itself up following World War II. Football was slowly re-emerging in the late 1940s, but it took until 1950 for the German football structure to be fully functional, domestically and internationally. The German football association, DFB, officially re-formed on January […]

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Germany 2 Holland 1

The 1974 World Cup final was contested by host nation West Germany and neighbours The Netherlands. Within just 2mins of the game starting and without the Germans actually touching the ball, talented Dutch number 14 Johan Cryuff burst into the German box and was brought down to give Holland an early spot kick which was […]

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England 4 West Germany 2

Host nation England faced West Germany in the final of the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. A Geoff Hurst hat-trick was enough to give the Three Lions victory and England lifted the Jules Rimet for the first and only time in their history.

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