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                  Participating countries    74    Total matches             127
                  Total goals               393    Goals per game average   3.09
    
    
    
    

    Europe

    (UEFA Group 1)
    09.May 65 Brussels Belgium 1-0 Israel 13.Jun 65 Sofia Bulgaria 4-0 Israel 26.Sep 65 Sofia Bulgaria 3-0 Belgium 27.Oct 65 Brussels Belgium 5-0 Bulgaria 10.Nov 65 Ramat Gan Israel 0-5 Belgium 21.Nov 65 Ramat Gan Israel 1-2 Bulgaria
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Belgium 4 3 0 1 11- 3 6 Bulgaria 4 3 0 1 9- 6 6 3.Israel 4 0 0 4 1-12 0
    Play-off 29.Dec 65 Firenze Bulgaria 2-1 Belgium
    (UEFA Group 2)
    04.Nov 64 Berlin West Germany 1-1 Sweden 24.Apr 65 Karlsruhe West Germany 5-0 Cyprus 05.May 65 Norrköping Sweden 3-0 Cyprus 26.Sep 65 Stockholm Sweden 1-2 West Germany 07.Nov 65 Famagusta Cyprus 0-5 Sweden 14.Nov 65 Nicosia Cyprus 0-6 West Germany
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.West Germany 4 3 1 0 14- 2 7 2.Sweden 4 2 1 1 10- 3 5 3.Cyprus 4 0 0 4 0-19 0
    (UEFA Group 3)
    20.Sep 64 Belgrade Yugoslavia 3-1 Luxembourg 04.Oct 64 Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-2 France 08.Nov 64 Luxembourg Luxembourg 0-2 Norway 11.Nov 64 Paris France 1-0 Norway 18.Apr 65 Belgrade Yugoslavia 1-0 France 27.May 65 Trondheim Norway 4-2 Luxembourg 16.Jun 65 Oslo Norway 3-0 Yugoslavia 15.Sep 65 Oslo Norway 0-1 France 19.Sep 65 Luxembourg Luxembourg 2-5 Yugoslavia 09.Oct 65 Paris France 1-0 Yugoslavia 06.Nov 65 Marseille France 4-1 Luxembourg 07.Nov 65 Belgrade Yugoslavia 1-1 Norway
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.France 6 5 0 1 9- 2 10 2.Norway 6 3 1 2 10- 5 7 3.Yugoslavia 6 3 1 2 10- 8 7 4.Luxembourg 6 0 0 6 6-20 0
    (UEFA Group 4)
    24.Jan 65 Lisbon Portugal 5-1 Turkey 19.Apr 65 Ankara Turkey 0-1 Portugal 25.Apr 65 Bratislava Czechoslovakia 0-1 Portugal 02.May 65 Bucharest Romania 3-0 Turkey 30.May 65 Bucharest Romania 1-0 Czechoslovakia 13.Jun 65 Lisbon Portugal 2-1 Romania 19.Sep 65 Prague Czechoslovakia 3-1 Romania 09.Oct 65 Istanbul Turkey 0-6 Czechoslovakia 23.Oct 65 Ankara Turkey 2-1 Romania 31.Oct 65 Porto Portugal 0-0 Czechoslovakia 21.Nov 65 Brno Czechoslovakia 3-1 Turkey 21.Nov 65 Bucharest Romania 2-0 Portugal
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Portugal 6 4 1 1 9- 4 9 2.Czechoslovakia 6 3 1 2 12- 4 7 3.Romania 6 3 0 3 9- 7 6 4.Turkey 6 1 0 5 4-19 2
    (UEFA Group 5)
    24.May 64 Rotterdam Netherlands 2-0 Albania 14.Oct 64 Belfast Northern Ireland 1-0 Switzerland 25.Oct 64 Tiranë Albania 0-2 Netherlands 14.Nov 64 Lausanne Switzerland 2-1 Northern Ireland 17.Mar 65 Belfast Northern Ireland 2-1 Netherlands 07.Apr 65 Rotterdam Netherlands 0-0 Northern Ireland 11.Apr 65 Tiranë Albania 0-2 Switzerland 02.May 65 Genčve Switzerland 1-0 Albania 07.May 65 Belfast Northern Ireland 4-1 Albania 17.Oct 65 Amsterdam Netherlands 0-0 Switzerland 14.Nov 65 Bern Switzerland 2-1 Netherlands 24.Nov 65 Tiranë Albania 1-1 Northern Ireland
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Switzerland 6 4 1 1 7- 3 9 2.Northern Ireland 6 3 2 1 9- 5 8 3.Netherlands 6 2 2 2 6- 4 6 4.Albania 6 0 1 5 2-12 1
    (UEFA Group 6)
    25.Apr 65 Vienna Austria 1-1 East Germany 23.May 65 Leipzig East Germany 1-1 Hungary 13.Jun 65 Vienna Austria 0-1 Hungary 05.Sep 65 Budapest Hungary 3-0 Austria 09.Oct 65 Budapest Hungary 3-2 East Germany 31.Oct 65 Leipzig East Germany 1-0 Austria
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Hungary 4 3 1 0 8- 3 7 2.East Germany 4 1 2 1 5- 5 4 3.Austria 4 0 1 3 1- 6 1
    (UEFA Group 7)
    21.Oct 64 Copenhagen Denmark 1-0 Wales 29.Nov 64 Athens Greece 4-2 Denmark 09.Dec 64 Athens Greece 2-0 Wales 17.Mar 65 Cardiff Wales 4-1 Greece 23.May 65 Moscow Soviet Union 3-1 Greece 30.May 65 Moscow Soviet Union 2-1 Wales 27.Jun 65 Moscow Soviet Union 6-0 Denmark 03.Oct 65 Athens Greece 1-4 Soviet Union 17.Oct 65 Copenhagen Denmark 1-3 Soviet Union 27.Oct 65 Copenhagen Denmark 1-1 Greece 27.Oct 65 Cardiff Wales 2-1 Soviet Union 01.Dec 65 Wrexham Wales 4-2 Denmark
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Soviet Union 6 5 0 1 19- 6 10 2.Wales 6 3 0 3 11- 9 6 3.Greece 6 2 1 3 10-14 5 4.Denmark 6 1 1 4 7-18 3
    (UEFA Group 8)
    21.Oct 64 Glasgow Scotland 3-1 Finland 04.Nov 65 Genova Italy 6-1 Finland 18.Apr 65 Warsaw Poland 0-0 Italy 23.May 65 Chorzów Poland 1-1 Scotland 27.May 65 Helsinki Finland 1-2 Scotland 23.Jun 65 Helsinki Finland 0-2 Italy 26.Sep 65 Helsinki Finland 2-0 Poland 13.Oct 65 Glasgow Scotland 1-2 Poland 24.Oct 65 Szczecin Poland 7-0 Finland 01.Nov 65 Rome Italy 6-1 Poland 09.Nov 65 Glasgow Scotland 1-0 Italy 07.Dec 65 Naples Italy 3-0 Scotland
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Italy 6 4 1 1 17- 3 9 2.Scotland 6 3 1 2 8- 8 7 3.Poland 6 2 2 2 11-10 6 4.Finland 6 1 0 5 5-20 2
    (UEFA Group 9)
    Syria withdrew. 05.May 65 Dublin Rep. of Ireland 1-0 Spain 27.Oct 65 Seville Spain 4-1 Rep. of Ireland Play-off 10.Nov 65 Paris Spain 1-0 Rep. of Ireland QUALIFIED FROM EUROPE: Bulgaria, West Germany, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Soviet Union, Italy and Spain + England as host nation.

    South America

    (CONMEBOL Group 1)
    16.May 65 Lima Peru 1-0 Venezuela 23.May 65 Montevideo Uruguay 5-0 Venezuela 30.May 65 Caracas Venezuela 1-3 Uruguay 02.Jun 65 Caracas Venezuela 3-6 Peru 06.Jun 65 Lima Peru 0-1 Uruguay 13.Jun 65 Montevideo Uruguay 2-1 Peru
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Uruguay 4 4 0 0 11- 2 8 2.Peru 4 2 0 2 8- 6 4 3.Venezuela 4 0 0 4 4-15 0
    (CONMEBOL Group 2)
    20.Jul 65 Barranquilla Colombia 0-1 Ecuador 25.Jul 65 Guayaquil Ecuador 2-0 Colombia 01.Aug 65 Santiago Chile 7-2 Colombia 07.Aug 65 Barranquilla Colombia 2-0 Chile 15.Aug 65 Guayaquil Ecuador 2-2 Chile 22.Aug 65 Santiago Chile 3-1 Ecuador
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Chile 4 2 1 1 12- 7 5 Ecuador 4 2 1 1 6- 5 5 3.Colombia 4 1 0 3 4-10 2
    Play-off 12.Oct 65 Lima Chile 2-1 Ecuador
    (CONMEBOL Group 3)
    25.Jul 65 Asunción Paraguay 2-0 Bolivia 01.Aug 65 Buenos Aires Argentina 3-0 Paraguay 08.Aug 65 Asunción Paraguay 0-0 Argentina 17.Aug 65 Buenos Aires Argentina 4-1 Bolivia 22.Aug 65 La Paz Bolivia 2-1 Paraguay 29.Aug 65 La Paz Bolivia 1-2 Argentina
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Argentina 4 3 1 0 9- 2 7 2.Paraguay 4 1 1 2 3- 5 3 3.Bolivia 4 1 0 3 4- 9 2
    QUALIFIED FROM SOUTH AMERICA: Uruguay, Chile and Argentina + Brazil as defending champions.

    North/Central America

    (CONCACAF First round)
    Sub-group A 28.Feb 65 San Pedro Sula Honduras 0-1 Mexico 04.Mar 65 Mexico City Mexico 3-0 Honduras 07.Mar 65 Los Angeles USA 2-2 Mexico 12.Mar 65 Mexico City Mexico 2-0 USA 17.Mar 65 San Pedro Sula Honduras 0-1 USA 21.Mar 65 Tegucigalpa USA 1-1 Honduras
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Mexico 4 3 1 0 8- 2 7 2.USA 4 1 2 1 4- 5 4 3.Honduras 4 0 1 3 1- 6 1
    Sub-group B 16.Jan 65 Kingston Jamaica 2-0 Cuba 20.Jan 65 Kingston Dutch Antilles 1-1 Cuba 23.Jan 65 Kingston Jamaica 2-0 Dutch Antilles 30.Jan 65 Havana Cuba 0-1 Dutch Antilles 03.Feb 65 Havana Dutch Antilles 0-0 Jamaica 07.Feb 65 Havana Cuba 2-1 Jamaica
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Jamaica 4 2 1 1 5- 2 5 2.Dutch Antilles 4 1 2 1 2- 3 4 3.Cuba 4 1 1 2 3- 5 3
    Sub-group C 07.Feb 65 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 4-1 Surinam 12.Feb 65 San José Costa Rica 1-0 Surinam 21.Feb 65 San José Costa Rica 4-0 Trinidad/Tobago 28.Feb 65 Paramaribo Surinam 1-3 Costa Rica 07.Mar 65 Port of Spain Trinidad/Tobago 0-1 Costa Rica 14.Mar 65 Paramaribo Surinam 6-1 Trinidad/Tobago
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Costa Rica 4 4 0 0 9- 1 8 2.Surinam 4 1 0 3 8- 9 2 3.Trinidad/Tobago 4 1 0 3 5-12 2
    (CONCACAF Final round)
    24.Apr 65 San José Costa Rica 0-0 Mexico 03.May 65 Kingston Jamaica 2-3 Mexico 07.May 65 Mexico City Mexico 8-0 Jamaica 12.May 65 San José Costa Rica 7-0 Jamaica 16.May 65 Mexico City Mexico 1-0 Costa Rica 22.May 65 Kingston Jamaica 1-1 Costa Rica
    P W D L Gls Pts 1.Mexico 4 3 1 0 12- 2 7 2.Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 8- 2 4 3.Jamaica 4 0 1 3 3-19 1
    QUALIFIED FROM NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA: Mexico

    Africa/Asia/Oceania

    Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Korea, Sudan and Tunisia all withdrew. South Africa was suspended by FIFA. 21.Nov 65 Phnom Penh North Korea 6-1 Australia 24.Nov 65 Phnom Penh Australia 1-3 North Korea QUALIFIED FROM AFRICA, ASIA, OCEANIA: North Korea
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