Football comes home

Country Life Every Week - - Country Life 1897–2017 -

THE mag­a­zine is as ex­cited as the rest of Eng­land: ‘The World Cup 1966 is over, and for the first time in his­tory, the golden winged stat­uette, no taller than a milk bot­tle, rests be­hind on these shores, where or­ga­nized football found its home… How stir­ring it was for Eng­land to win some­thing at last in the face of a chal­lenge from the four cor­ners of the globe. Lon­don, when the lights went up last Satur­day, was like VE night all over again’ (Au­gust 4, 1966).

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