Great Soccer Games at Wembley Stadium

MatthewA By MatthewA, 2nd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The old Wembley stadium has had some great games. As a soccer venue for FA Cup finals and England games, great teams and players have played at the stadium.

Great Soccer Games at Wembley Stadium

Of course, the '66 World Cup finals had the World Cup final at Wembley between England and Germany. This game was one of Wembley's finest, with six goals scored and a 4-2 win for England. While the game went into extra-time, England would score a further two goals to seal the game and win the World Cup.

Other great England games played at Wembley include an international match played between them and Hungary in the '50s. When the Hungary team visited they ran out 6-3 winners, which was a first home defeat for England. At any rate, it was a great game but Hungary proved too good with their skill and flair.

In Euro 96, England played Holland in the group stages. Holland had a good team, with some world class players such a Kluivert. However, England started well and would outplay the Dutch to win the game by a 4-1 score-line. Great goals from the likes of Shearer left Holland defeated, with a late consolation goal scored. England flags dominated Wembley, along with the celebrations.

Wembley stadium has also staged FA Cup finals. While many have not always been the best games, there are exceptions. For example, cup finals such as the thrilling game between Blackpool and Bolton in the '50s. In this game, Blackpool was able to come back and win the game 4-3 with a cup final hat trick from Mortensen.

When West Ham played Preston at Wembley in the '64 FA Cup final, few gave Preston a chance. West Ham had a very good team with players such as Hurst. As it happens Preston lost in the end but only after a great game, which they had twice leaded. They were denied by a late West Ham goal from Boyce, which won the game 3-2 overall.

In 1978, when Manchester Utd and Arsenal played in the FA Cup final there was a great finish to the game. With Arsenal 2-0 up and seemingly on course to win the game, a late Utd comeback would tie the final at 2-2. However, just before the end of the game a third goal for Arsenal won the final and the FA Cup by a 3-2 score-line.

Overall, they are a few of the great games played at Wembley stadium. Such classic England games as the World Cup final, and as against Holland and Hungary. In addition, great FA Cup final games such as Blackpool V Bolton and Manchester V Arsenal.


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