1966 FIFA World Cup
England - 4
Germany - 2
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 1966 World Cup Final went into extra time with England and Germany tied at 2:2. In extra-time, Geoff Hurst's controversial goal (England's third) remains a big question mark till today. Did the ball cross the goal-line??? Today, the Germans can finally put that 1966 ghost to rest in the just concluded 2010 World Cup round of 16 game where the soon-to-be famous Lampard shot (which had obviously crossed the goal-line) was adjudged by the referee to have bounced out after hitting the crossbar. A goal would have tied the score at 2:2 and there are many who think England could have gone on to win the game. Well, it appears poetic justice has been served after 44 years.
These two videos tell the story:
In the meantime, a friend sent me the following that sums up England's 2010 World Cup in South Africa:
A little old lady trying to cross the road when Fabio Capello sees her struggling. 'Excuse me my dear, can you manage?' asks Capello. Little old lady replies 'You got yourself into this mess, don't expect me to help you out.'
What's the difference between a faulty jet engine and Wayne Rooney?
The jet engine eventually stops whining.
Three hours of football and Rob Green is still England's top scorer.
The England World Cup team visited an orphanage in South Africa yesterday. 'It's so good to put a smile on the faces of people constantly struggling and facing insurmountable odds,' said Shiphiwe Modese, aged six.
Guy walks into the brothel dungeon and says to the mistress "I'm really kinky, I want total humiliation, how much will it cost?" The mistress looks at him and says "£29.99" "WOW", says the guy, "That's a great price so what do I get for that?" She looks at him and says "An England shirt".
All charges against the intruder to the England dressing room have been dropped following a FIFA investigation. Apparently Rob Green let him in.
I can't believe we only managed a bloody draw against a third rate bunch of losers who we should have beaten easily....Makes me ashamed to be Algerian.
All future England matches are to be screened on the adult gay TV channel. Apparently the sight of 11 a***holes getting pummeled for 90 minutes has been deemed too explicit for terrestrial TV.
Knorr have released a special edition OXO cube in white with a red stripe to commemorate our current world cup campaign. It's called the laughing stock.
The guy on death row in Utah got to pick his own firing squad. He went for Rooney, Lampard, Heskey, Crouch and Gerrard.