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Nobby Stiles has died aged 78 after a long illness, his family has announced. File photograph: Getty Images

Nobby Stiles, one of England’s 1966 World Cup winning heroes, has died aged 78 after a long period with prostate cancer and advanced dementia. A Euro(...)

England goalkeeper Bert Williams after Joe Gaetjens’ first half goal. File photograph: Getty Images

Frank ‘Pee Wee’ Wallace was the ubiquitous postman or mailman to use the American term, on the USA team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup in(...)

Martin Peters: technique and opportunism were supreme assets that took him to the World Cup finals. Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Martin Peters Born: November 8th, 1943 Died: December 21st, 2019 Martin Peters, who has died aged 76, was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cu(...)

Hugh McIlvanney, journalist, born  February 2nd, 1934; died January 24th, 2019. File photograph: Francesco Guidicini/Sunday Times/PA Wire

Hugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrup(...)

England fans watch Sweden vs England wearing masks of England manager Gareth Southgate. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo

“I want to be back home as I hear they are having street parties.” Bobby Robson, July 1st, 1990: Cameroon 2, England 3 So far, there is only one play(...)

  Fans celebrate after England scored their second goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden at  Croydon Boxpark  in London. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

With the population having already had the effects of prolonged good weather to contend with, anxiety levels in Ireland were further raised over the w(...)

  Diego Maradona   handles the ball past Peter Shilton of England to score

High noon, one blistering Sunday in Mexico City, and a quarter-final shootout between two arch rivals who hadn’t met in a World Cup for 20 years and h(...)

Jimmy Armfield with his Special Merit Award 2008. Former England captain Armfield has died at the age of 82, former club Blackpool have announced. Photo: PA/PA Wire

Few footballers can claim to have conquered quite so many aspects of the sport as Jimmy Armfield, the former England captain who is marked for greatne(...)

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82, former club Blackpool have announced. Photo: PA Photos/PA Wire

World Cup winner, ex-England captain and Blackpool great Jimmy Armfield has died at the age of 82. Armfield, who played 627 matches in 17 years for h(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be delighted with his team’s start to the season. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester City’s start to the season has been remarkable, largely because they are challenging records for two different types of dominance. Only Tot(...)

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