England qualified for the tournament as holders from 1966. They were grouped with Brazil, Czechoslovakia and Romania in Group C. England played solid football to qualify with 1-0 wins over the Czechs and Romanians, and a 0-1 loss to Brazil (a match made more memorable for 'that save' by Gordon Banks from Pele).
England were knocked out by West Germany in the quarter-final. After leading 2-0 England faltered, losing 2-3 after extra time.
Hurst, Peters, Clarke and Mullery scored England's four goals for the tournament. Sir Alf stayed on as England manager until May 1974. England didn't qualify for the 1974 World Cup Finals, so this tournament signalled the end of a number of World Cup careers.
|1. Jeff Astle||2. Alan Ball||3. Gordon Banks||4. Colin Bell||5. Peter Bonetti||6. Bobby Charlton|
|7. Jackie Charlton||8. Allan Clarke||9. Terry Cooper||10. Colin Harvey||11. Emlyn Hughes||12. Norman Hunter|
|13. Geoff Hurst||14. Mick Jones||15. Brian Labone||16. Francis Lee||17. Paul Madeley||18. Bobby Moore|
|19. Ian Storey-Moore||20. Alan Mullery||21. Henry Newton||22. Keith Newton||23. Martin Peters||24. Paul Reaney|
|25. Peter Shilton||26. Peter Simpson||27. Alex Stepney||28. Nobby Stiles||29. Peter Thompson||30. Tommy Wright|
|31. Sir Alf Ramsey||32. World Cup Trophy|
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