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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 May 2007, 07:51 GMT 08:51 UK

The new Wembley Stadium
The original Wembley Stadium opened in 1923
Originally known as the Empire Stadium, Wembley was initially built to stage the British Empire Exhibition in 1924.

It opened with the 'white horse' FA Cup final of 1923, when an estimated 200,000 people tried to get into the 126,000-capacity stadium.

Among its many events, Wembley hosted every FA Cup final from 1923-2000, rugby league's Challenge Cup final, the League Cup final and the 1948 Olympics.

England's 1966 World Cup win provided the finest hour, but its final hour was not so enjoyable as Kevin Keegan's England lost to Germany in a World Cup qualifier.



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Road to Wembley photos
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Wembley's Moore statue unveiled
11 May 07 |  England
World Cup 1966 flashback
31 Jul 06 |  World Cup 2006
Keegan's England farewell
24 May 01 |  Man City
In Pictures: Wembley through the years
24 Mar 07 |  In Pictures

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