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The Swinging Sixties were on display for the entire world to see at England '66, the first World Cup ever broadcast on television. The hosts would go on to win the Cup, but first they had to survive a brutal Group 1 table that included two-time champion Uruguay and up-and-comers Mexico and France. This Group of Death was marked by low-scoring, slug-fest matches, as England and Uruguay moved on despite having scored only six goals between them in six matches, tied for the fewest by advancing first round teams since 1950.

Text: James Carlton/SI.com
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