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Surprises  in WC 1966 :
The world observed three great surprises in the 1966 World Cup Football hosted by England. The game was held in seven cities. The surprises were North Korea's landing in the quarterfinals, Brazil's first round elimination and England's first world cup title. The Asian representative lost to Soviet Union 0-2, drew with Chile and beat Italy 1-0, but lost to Portugal 3-5 even after 3-0 lead within 15 minutes of the start. Critics say that the referee   was not neutral on the day.
Host England drew with Uruguay 0-0, beat Mexico 2-0, beat France 2-0 in the group stage, beat Argentina 1-0 in the quarterfinals, Portugal 2-1 in the semifinals and West Germany 4-2 in the final to win the title for the first time. On that final day, the referee was not evenhanded. He was bias
 The most astonishing result was 1958 and 1962 holders Brazil's first round elimination after loss to Portugal and Hungary by the identical margin of 1-3.  Brazil's players faced rough tackles on the pitch, which destroyed the beauty of football. The competition was held between July 11 and 30, participated by 16 national teams from four continents. Attendants were 48,848 per game.

Abdullah Rahi

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