Street decorations during the World Cup, Claudia Street, Liverpool, 1966.
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The 1966 World Cup football championship was held in England. England beat Germany 4-2 in the final. In Claudia Street, near Goodison Park ground where some of the matches were played, neighbours made paper flowers from red, white and blue crepe paper. Kerbstones were painted and windows were decorated. 'The Brazilians had arrived and this was the tribute to the world champions from thousands of soccer fans who have had their own taste of greatness in recent years.'