The most iconic moment in English footballing history – England’s dramatic 1966 World Cup Final win over West Germany – will be broadcast in full on Channel 4 on Sunday 7 June at 13.30.
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 first-of-its-kind viewing event.
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, as part of their ambition to raise £10 million for the National Emergencies Trust.
Sir Geoff Hurst
“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.”
THE NATIONAL EMERGENCIES TRUST CORONAVIRUS APPEAL
The world is in a state of emergency. The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting both businesses and people from across the globe. Many people are suffering, not just physically due to ill health, but also economically and socially. Workers are struggling to make ends meet, small, local businesses are closing their doors, and social distancing and self-isolation means people aren’t able to visit vulnerable loved ones.
The Government is responding to alleviate some of this pressure. However, at times like this, it’s the strength and desire to help from the public that can make the most difference. That’s why we, the National Emergencies Trust, have launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible.