On this day – England 1 Argentina 0 in 1966 World Cup

23-7-1966: England won 1-0 over Argentina in an ill-tempered Quarter-Final in the 1966 World Cup Finals. The game was played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 90,000. Geoff Hurst scored the winner for England in the 78th minute. Argentina’s Antonio Rattin became the first player to be sent off in an international match at Wembley when he was given his matching orders in the 35th minute by German referee Rudolf Kreitlein.

England manager Alf Ramsey entered the pitch after the final whistle and refused to allow his players to swap shirts with Argentinian players.

The England team managed by Alf Ramsey was: Gordon Banks, George Cohen, Ray Wilson, Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Alan Ball, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Charlton, Roger Hunt and Martin Peters.

The Argentina team managed by Juan Carlos Lorenzo was: Antonio Roma, Roberto Ferreiro, Silvio Marzolini, Rafael Albrecht, Alberto Gonzalez, Roberto Perfumo, Jorge Solari, Antonio Rattin, Luis Artime, Ermindo Onega and Oscar Mas.

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