the 8th FIFA World Cup was organized in England in 1966. The event took place from 11 July to 30 July 1966. This edition of the world cup was the first in an English speaking country. England won this edition of the world cup by defeating West Germany 4–2 in the final at Wembley Stadium. This was the first and only cup won by England.
The theft of the World Cup trophy
Luckily, less that a week later, a man walking with his dog in southeast London found the trophy wrapped in an old newspaper.
The FIFA awarded this trophy to Brazil in 1970, as it was their third victory.
Boycott by African nations
World Cup Stamps issued by Togo
Even though African nations did not take place in the 8th World Cup, Togo issued a set of stamps, commemorating the event. The stamps featured a drawing of the Jules Rimet trophy. The set was composed of 5 regular mail stamps and 2 air mail stamps. All the stamps had the mention “England wins the World Cup”.