In the initial televised World Cup soccer match, host-nation England beats Germany 4 to 2 to win the tournament final at Wembley Stadium. In overtime play, England’s Geoff Hurst scored his second of three match targets to provide Britain a 3 to 2 lead. In the dying seconds of overtime play, he scored his third objective, producing the score 4 to 2 and handing England the Jules Rimet Trophy for the original amount of time in the World Cup’s 36-year history. English star Bobby Charlton was marked on the field by German Franz Beckenbauer, an emerging talent who held the English midfielder to no goals. Hurst’s second objective later stirred considerable controversy when film footage recommended that it didn’t cross desire to line after bouncing off the crossbar.