Wembley Stadium hosted the final of World Cup 1966. Although tainted with controversy, the England victory over West Germany provided the host nation with an immense sense of achievement. Not surprisingly it is indelibly remembered with fondness throughout England.
The original Wembley Stadium (it was rebuilt in 2000-2007) was a central component of World Cup 1966. England is considered to be the home of football, so as its national stadium, Wembley is an important football icon.
Construction: The original Wembley Stadium opened in 1923. It was later renovated, prior to World Cup 1966, in 1963. More recently, the stadium was controversially demolished and replaced by what is sometimes referred to as New Wembley.
Matches: England 1 : 1 Uruguay (July 11), France 1 : 1 Mexico (June 13), England 2 : 0 Mexico (July 16), Mexico 0 : 0 Uruguay (July 19), England 2 : 0 France (July 20), England 1 : 0 Argentine (July 23), England 2 : 1 Portugal (July 26), Portugal 2 : 1 Soviet Union (July 28), England 4 : 2 West Germany (July 30)