The most iconic moment in English footballing history – England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final 4-2 victory over West Germany – will be broadcast in full on Channel 4 on June 7th at 1.30pm.
Viewers will be able to watch the entire match alongside England’s hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst who will give his unique insight into the game as it happens.
The broadcast will support the fundraising efforts of the National Emergencies Trust’s (NET) Coronavirus Appeal and was made possible by FIFA, which has granted Final Replay the rights to the original game footage for this rare viewing event.
The National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal was launched on March 18th in response to the Covid-19 health pandemic. In partnership with UK Community Foundations and its network (UKCF), the Appeal is providing vital funds to grassroots charities and groups all over the UK who are supporting the urgent needs of their communities.
Hurst said: “Revisiting that special day in 1966 always brings back many fantastic memories and I am certain the re-broadcast of the match by the Final Replay team will bring a smile to many at a difficult time – and help raise funds for the vital National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.”
All donations made by the public throughout the Final Replay ‘66 show will be match-funded by NatWest up to a value of £1.5 million.
Final Replay ’66 will be presented by Gabby Logan, working alongside Hurst and ex-England player and manager Glenn Hoddle.
Hurst added: “I can’t wait to watch the game with Gabby and Glenn on Sunday. It’ll be wonderful – and emotional for me – to relive some of those highlights again. Come on England! “
The match, complete with extra time, will be broadcast in black and white as it was on July 30th 1966 from Wembley Stadium.
Lord Dannatt, Chairman of the National Emergencies Trust, said: “Football has a powerful ability to bring communities and families together. We hope that in the case of Final Replay ‘66, they will come together to not only enjoy this iconic game but support thousands of local charities and groups doing vital work on the ground all over the UK. We’re extremely grateful to FIFA, Channel 4 and the teams at Final Replay, Whisper and Timeline for helping to make this happen.”