1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA – Group 7)

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The four teams in this group played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner Soviet Union qualified for the eighth FIFA World Cup held in England.

Matches[edit]

Denmark 1–0 Wales
Madsen Goal 47' Report
Copenhagen, Denmark
Referee: Huber (Switzerland)

Greece 4–2 Denmark
Sideris Goal 30'46'
Papaioannou Goal 71'85'
Report Berg Goal 60'
Madsen Goal 70'
Athens, Greece
Referee: Zsolt (Hungary)

Greece 2–0 Wales
Papaemmanouil Goal
Papaioannou Goal
Report
Athens, Greece
Referee: Majdan (Poland)

Wales 4–1 Greece
Allchurch GoalGoal
England Goal
Vernon Goal
Report Papaioannou Goal
Referee: Roomer (Netherlands)

Soviet Union 3–1 Greece
Kazakov Goal 14'
Ivanov Goal 71'83'
Report Papaioannou Goal 60'
Moscow, Soviet Union
Referee: Beijar (Finland)

Soviet Union 2–1 Wales
Ivanov Goal 39'
Williams Goal 48' (o.g.)
Report R. Davies Goal 69'
Central Lenin Stadium, Moscow, Soviet Union
Referee: Fritz (West Germany)

Soviet Union 6–0 Denmark
Khusainov Goal 9'
Metreveli Goal 47'
Voronin Goal 64'
Barkaya Goal 69'77'
Meskhi Goal 72'
Report
Moscow, Soviet Union
Referee: Zečević (Yugoslavia)

Greece 1–4 Soviet Union
Papaioannou Goal 27' Report Metreveli Goal 14'
Banişevski Goal 25'59'82'
Athens, Greece
Referee: Shoshany (Israel)

Denmark 1–3 Soviet Union
Troelsen Goal 79' Report Metreveli Goal 47'
Banişevski Goal 62'
Sabo Goal 68'
Copenhagen, Denmark
Referee: Webster (Scotland)

Denmark 1–1 Greece
Fritsen Goal 12' Report Sideris Goal 45'
Copenhagen, Denmark
Referee: McCarthy (Republic of Ireland)

Wales 2–1 Soviet Union
Vernon Goal 20'
Allchurch Goal 77'
Report Banişevski Goal 17'
Referee: Nilsen (Norway)

Wales 4–2 Denmark
W. Davies Goal 2'
Vernon Goal 11'79'
Rees Goal 18'
Report Poulsen Goal 4'
Fritsen Goal 48'
Referee: Kitabdjian (France)

Soviet Union qualified.

Final Table[edit]

Final table Home Away
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Soviet Union Wales Greece Denmark Pld W D L GF GA Pts Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1.  Soviet Union 6 5 0 1 19 6 +13 10 X 2:1 3:1 6:0 3 3 0 0 11 2 6 3 2 0 1 8 4 4
2.  Wales 6 3 0 3 11 9 +2 6 2:1 X 4:1 4:2 3 3 0 0 10 4 6 3 0 0 3 1 5 0
3.  Greece 6 2 1 3 10 14 -4 5 1:4 2:0 X 4:2 3 2 0 1 7 6 4 3 0 1 2 3 8 1
4.  Denmark 6 1 1 4 7 18 -11 3 1:3 1:0 1:1 X 3 1 1 1 3 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 14 0

Team stats[edit]

 Soviet Union[edit]

Head coach: Soviet Union Nikolai Morozov

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Greece Wales Denmark Greece Denmark Wales Club
DF Valentin Afonin Dec 22, 1939 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Soviet Union SKA Rostov-on-Don
FW Anatoli Banişevski Feb 21, 1946 3 4 270 0 0 - - - 90 90 90 Soviet Union Neftyanik Baku
GK Viktor Bannikov Apr 28, 1938 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - - - Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev
FW Vladimir Barkaya Jul 29, 1937 1 2 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
DF Vasiliy Danilov May 13, 1941 5 0 540 0 0 90 90 - 90 90 90 Soviet Union Zenit Leningrad
DF Valery Dikaryov Sep 10, 1939 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
FW Valentin Ivanov Nov 19, 1934 3 3 270 0 0 90 90 90 - - - Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
GK Anzor Kavazashvili Jul 19, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
FW Boris Kazakov Nov 6, 1940 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 - 90 - - Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
FW Vitaly Khmelnitsky Jun 12, 1943 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev
DF Murtaz Khurtsilava Jan 5, 1943 3 0 270 0 0 - - - 90 90 90 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
MF Galimzyan Khusainov Jun 27, 1937 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 - - 90 Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
DF Gennady Logofet Apr 15, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
FW Eduard Malofeev Jun 2, 1942 2 1 180 0 0 - - - - 90 90 Soviet Union Dinamo Minsk
FW Mikheil Meskhi Jan 12, 1937 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 - - 90 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
FW Slava Metreveli May 30, 1936 6 3 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
DF Vladimir Ponomaryov Feb 18, 1940 3 0 270 0 0 - 90 - 90 90 - Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
DF Georgy Ryabov Aug 23, 1938 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90 - - - Soviet Union Dinamo Moscow
MF Yozhef Sabo Feb 29, 1940 2 1 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Soviet Union Dynamo Kiev
DF Vladimir Saraev Apr 28, 1936 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
DF Albert Shesternyov Jun 20, 1941 6 0 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
MF Georgi Sichinava Feb 18, 1944 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
MF Valery Voronin Jul 17, 1939 6 1 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
GK Lev Yashin Oct 22, 1929 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 90 Soviet Union Dinamo Moscow

 Wales[edit]

Head coach: Wales Dave Bowen

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Denmark Greece Greece Soviet Union Soviet Union Denmark Club
FW Len Allchurch Sep 12, 1933 4 3 360 0 0 - - 90 90 England Sheffield United
90 90 England/4[1] Stockport County
FW John Charles Dec 27, 1931 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - - England/2[1] Cardiff City
FW Ron Davies Apr 28, 1938 5 2 450 0 0 90 90 - 90 90 90 England/2[1] Norwich City
MF Mike England Dec 2, 1941 6 1 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 England Blackburn Rovers
FW Brian Godfrey May 1, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - England/2[1] Preston North End
DF Colin Green Feb 10, 1942 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - England Birmingham City
DF Terry Hennessey Sep 1, 1942 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 - 90 90 England Birmingham City
90 England Nottingham Forest
MF Barrie Hole Sep 16, 1942 6 0 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 England/2[1] Cardiff City
GK Dave Hollins Feb 4, 1938 2 0 360 0 0 - - 90 - - 90 England/2[1] Newcastle United
FW Barrie Jones Oct 10, 1941 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - England/2[1] Plymouth Argyle
FW Cliff Jones Feb 7, 1935 4 0 180 0 0 90 90 90 90 - - England Tottenham Hotspur
FW Ken Leek Jul 26, 1935 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90 - - - England/2[1] Northampton Town
GK Tony Millington Jun 5, 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - - England/3[1] Crystal Palace
FW Keith Pring Mar 11, 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 England/2[1] Rotherham United
FW Gil Reece Jul 2, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - 90 - England Sheffield United
FW Ronnie Rees Apr 4, 1944 6 1 540 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 90 England/3+[2] Coventry City
DF Peter Rodrigues Jan 21, 1944 4 0 360 0 0 - 90 90 - 90 90 England/2[1] Cardiff City
GK Gary Sprake Apr 3, 1945 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 - - 90 - England/2+[3] Leeds United
FW Roy Vernon Apr 14, 1937 3 4 270 0 0 - - 90 - England Everton F.C.
90 90 England Stoke City
DF Graham Williams April 2, 1938 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 - - England West Bromwich
FW Herbie Williams Oct 6, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 - - - - Wales Swansea City
DF Stuart Williams Jul 9, 1930 3 0 270 0 0 90 - 90 - - 90 England/2[1] Southampton
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l The number indicates the league the team played in that year.
  2. ^ After four qualification matches Coventry City was promoted to league two.
  3. ^ After four qualification matches Leeds United was promoted to league one.

 Greece[edit]

Head coach: Greece Lakis Petropoulos

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Denmark Wales Wales Soviet Union Soviet Union Denmark Club
DF Georgios Andreou 1937 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90 - - - Greece Panathinaikos FC
DF Fotis Balopoulos 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - - Greece AEK Athens F.C.
DF Michalis Bellis 1940 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Greece PAOK F.C.
MF Stathis Chaitas Mar 20, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece Panionios F.C.
MF Mimis Domazos Jan 22, 1942 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 90 - 90 90 Greece Panathinaikos FC
GK Ioannis Fronimidis Apr 22,1937 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece Olympiacos F.C.
FW Nikos Gioutsos Apr 16, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - - Greece Olympiacos F.C.
GK Takis Ikonomopoulos Oct 19, 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - 90 - Greece Panathinaikos FC
DF Aristidis Kamaras Mar 2, 1939 6 0 540 0 0 90 90 90 9 0 90 90 Greece Panathinaikos FC
FW Ioannis Komianidis 1938 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 - - - - Greece Panathinaikos FC
MF Takis Loukanidis Sep 25, 1937 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 - Greece Panathinaikos FC
FW Andreas Papaemmanouil Feb 18, 1939 4 1 360 0 0 90 90 90 - 90 - Greece Panathinaikos FC
FW Mimis Papaioannou Nov 25, 1942 5 6 450 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 - Greece AEK Athens F.C.
FW Aristidis Papazoglou 1939 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece Olympiacos F.C.
DF Takis Papoulidis 1934 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 - Greece Panathinaikos FC
MF Kostas Polychroniou 1936 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 - 90 Greece Olympiacos F.C.
MF Thanasis Saravakos 1932 1 0 90 0 0 - - - 90 - - Greece Panionios F.C.
FW Giorgos Sideris 1938 4 3 360 0 0 90 - 90 - 90 90 Greece Olympiacos F.C.
FW Nikos Simigdalas 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece Apollon Smyrnis F.C.
MF Stelios Skevofilakas 1940 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 - - 90 Greece AEK Athens F.C.
DF Alekos Sofianidis Aug 3, 1938 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece AEK Athens F.C.
GK Kostas Vallianos 1937 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 90 - - Greece Ethnikos Piraeus F.C.
MF Pavlos Vasiliou Dec 23, 1940 4 0 360 0 0 90 90 90 - 90 - Greece Olympiacos F.C.
DF Tasos Vasiliou Aug 4, 1938 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Greece Apollon Smyrnis F.C.
DF Christos Zanteroglou Jul 12, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Greece Olympiacos F.C.

 Denmark[edit]

Head coach: Denmark Poul Petersen

Pos. Player DoB Games
played
Goals Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Wales Greece Soviet Union Soviet Union Greece Wales Club
FW Ove Andersen Jun 30, 1937 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Denmark Brønshøj BK
MF Preben Arentoft Nov 1, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Denmark Brønshøj BK
MF Mogens Berg Jun 8, 1944 1 1 90 0 0 - 90 - - - - Denmark Boldklubben 1909
FW Poul Bilde Mar 27, 1938 3 0 270 0 0 - - - 90 90 90 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
MF Børge Enemark Aug 17, 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Denmark Esbjerg fB
FW Henning Enoksen Sep 26, 1935 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Denmark Aarhus Gymnastikforening
FW Ole Fritsen Jul 18, 1941 4 1 360 0 0 90 - - 90 90 90 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
DF Bent Hansen Sep 13, 1933 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 90 90 90 - Denmark Boldklubben 1903
FW Egon Hansen Feb 19, 1937 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Denmark KFUM's BK
DF Jens Jørgen Hansen Jan 4, 1939 4 0 360 0 0 - - 90 90 90 90 Denmark Esbjerg fB
DF Johnny Hansen Nov 14, 1943 2 0 180 0 0 - - - 90 - 90 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
DF Kaj Hansen Aug 16, 1940 1 0 90 0 0 - - 90 - - - Denmark Boldklubben Frem
MF Karl Hansen Oct 10, 1942 5 0 450 0 0 - 90 90 90 90 90 Denmark Køge BK
DF Leif Hartwig Nov 9, 1942 5 0 450 0 0 90 90 - 90 90 90 Denmark Boldklubben 1909
FW Egon Jensen Nov 13, 1937 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Denmark Esbjerg fB
FW Pall Kähler Nov 16, 1939 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - Denmark Boldklubben 1909
DF Birger Larsen May 27, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - Denmark Boldklubben Frem
MF Ulrik le Fevre Jun 25, 1946 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - - 90 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
FW Ole Madsen Dec 21, 1934 3 1 270 0 0 90 90 90 - - - Denmark Hellerup IK
GK Max Møller Jun 10, 1943 3 0 270 0 0 - - - 90 90 90 Denmark AC Horsens
GK Leif Nielsen May 28, 1942 3 0 270 0 0 90 90 90 - - - Denmark Boldklubben Frem
MF Jens Petersen Dec 22, 1941 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - - - Denmark Esbjerg fB
FW Knud Petersen Aug 15, 1942 2 0 180 0 0 - - 90 - 90 - Denmark Esbjerg fB
FW Kaj Poulsen Dec 31, 1942 2 1 180 0 0 - - - 90 - 90 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
FW Tom Søndergaard Jan 2, 1944 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - - - Denmark Boldklubben af 1893
FW Leif Sørensen Nov 25, 1942 1 0 90 0 0 - 90 - - - - Denmark Hvidovre IF
MF Ole Sørensen Nov 25, 1937 1 0 90 0 0 90 - - - - - Denmark Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
FW Kjeld Thorst May 13, 1940 2 0 180 0 0 - 90 90 - - - Denmark AaB Football
DF Børge Thorup Oct 4, 1943 1 0 90 0 0 - - - - 90 - Denmark Brønshøj BK
FW Tommy Troelsen Jul 10, 1940 2 1 180 0 0 - - - 90 90 - Denmark Vejle Boldklub
DF Bent Wolmar Aug 8, 1937 2 0 180 0 0 90 90 - - - - Denmark Aarhus Gymnastikforening

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