1966–67 British Home Championship

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The 1966-67 British Home Championship has remained famous in the memories of British Home Nations football fans ever since the dramatic climatic match at Wembley Stadium, where an unfancied Scottish team beat England on the same turf they had won the 1966 FIFA World Cup a year before. England had comfortably disposed of Wales and Northern Ireland national football team in the earlier matches, whilst Scotland had struggled, drawing with Wales and only just beating the Irish. In the final match however, the Scots outplayed their illustrious opponents who were effectively reduced to 10 men with Jack Charlton hobbling and no substitutes allowed claiming a 3–2 victory, thus resulting in some over-enthusiastic Scottish supporters claiming to be "world champions with many of them invading the pitch, digging up much of the turf and stealing the goal woodwork after the game. In contrast to later pitch invasions, this was non-violent and resulted in no significant police action. The "World Champions" idea has since taken more tangible form in the Unofficial Football World Championships.

The contest was also important as it formed the first half of the qualifying stages for the 1968 UEFA European Football Championship, a competition England would eventually qualify for in the following 1968 British Home Championship and reach the semi-finals, ultimately securing third position overall.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Scotland 5 3 2 1 0 6 4 +2
 England 4 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5
 Wales 2 3 0 2 1 2 6 −4
 Northern Ireland 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]


22 October 1966
Wales  1 – 1  Scotland
R. Davies Goal 76' Law Goal 86'

16 November 1966
Scotland  2 – 1  Northern Ireland
Murdoch Goal 14'
Lennox Goal 35'
Nicholson Goal 9'

16 November 1966
England  5 – 1  Wales
Hurst (2)
B. Charlton
J. Charlton
Hennessey Goal o.g.'
W. Davies

12 April 1967
Northern Ireland  0 – 0  Wales
   

15 April 1967
England  2 – 3  Scotland
J. Charlton Goal 84'
Hurst Goal 88'
Law Goal 27'
Lennox Goal 78',
McCalliog Goal 87'

References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.