Geoff Hurst

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Jack Charlton of Leeds United goes through before scoring past Arsenal’s Bob Wilson at Elland Road, 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

In the 1966 World Cup, I supported the Soviet Union. I did this on humanitarian grounds. A Christian Brother told me that the Russian players would be(...)

Diego Maradona of Argentina walking on the pitch to face Cameroon match at the 1990 World Cup in Milan. Photograph: Allsport

“Maradona and 10 others.” Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo on being asked before the tournament to name his preferred starting 11. That would have done (...)

The best bit of sporting nostalgia from all of last week was the 2019 Airflo Spring Fly Fishing Invitational. File photograph:   Eye Ubiquitous/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

When you find yourself whiling away some of your Saturday evening by watching Peter Crouch attempt to kick a teabag into a cup, you know that it’s a v(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Jimmy Greaves has a shot blocked by a Burnley defender at White Hart Lane in 1963. Photograph: Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images

Harry Gregg, for a couple of seconds, was back in goal. He was sitting on his settee miming a goalkeeper’s preparation as a striker readies to shoot. (...)

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(...)

Martin Peters celebrates after scoring   England’s  second goal during the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley. Photograph: PA Wire

Former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder Martin Peters, who scored England’s second goal in the 1966 final against West Germany, has died aged 76 foll(...)

Gordon Banks  makes a save in a match against  Hungary at Wembley in 1965. Photograph: PA/PA Wire.

Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goa(...)

 England’s  Fabian Delph controls the ball during the  World Cup Group G  match against  Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Harry Kane praised his team-mates for the professional manner in which they dealt with Panama as they cruised to a 6-1 victory to qualify for the last(...)

 Robbie Williams performs during the opening ceremony of the World Cup ahead of the  Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium  in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Aaaaaaand: We’re off. We have ourselves a month of pure footballing bliss ahead of us, although it may take that long to come to terms with ITV’s Worl(...)

Sir Geoff Hurst: Seville-based solicitor Fernando Salmerón is taking a case to recover funds invested in a failed Royal Marbella development by the former England footballer, one of the company’s clients

Irish investors in Spanish property who took out a Spanish mortgage and were charged fees while doing so may be due a refund. In its latest purge o(...)

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