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Awards

  • adidas Golden Boot: EUSEBIO (Eusebio da Silva Ferreira) (POR)
  • Best Young Player : Franz BECKENBAUER (FRG)

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Hurst the hero for England in the home of football

The country that invented football, England, finally found a formula for success on the world stage. Alf Ramsey's 'Wingless wonders' overcame Final opponents West Germany thanks to Geoff Hurst's historic hat-trick, though the debate over whether his middle strike crossed the line continues to this day. Eusebio was another scoring hero, his nine goals – four of them against Italy's surprise conquerors, Korea DPR – taking Portugal to third place.

Statistics

Goals scored

89

Qualified teams

16

Matches Played

32

Attendance

1,563,135

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