1966 World Cup Semi-Final: England v Portugal: Video Flashback

Yesterday’s impressive three-nil victory by Portugal over Hungary puts Carlos Queiroz’s just one game away from qualifying for a play-off place in their quest to go to the 2010 World Cup. England, meanwhile, suffered a 1-0 loss versus Ukraine in a game that meant much more for England’s opponents.

So with England and Portugal capturing many of yesterday’s headlines, I thought it appropriate to post a video flashback of England against Portugal from the 1966 World Cup semi-final. Portugal, with the great Eusebio, took on England at Wembley. We all know who won the match, but it’s interesting to watch how low-key the TV production is and how glorious England looked on black-and-white television. Enjoy.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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