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Top five: Memorable World Cup final moments

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Sir Geoff Hurst: England's hero (©GettyImages)
Sir Geoff Hurst: England's hero (©GettyImages).

2. 1966 final - "They think it's all over"

The 1966 World Cup is one of the most famous tournaments in the history of football, not least because we English don't fail to mention it every time the topic of the beautiful game comes up!

The final was a classic battle between two old enemies and a tense match was locked at 2-2 going into an additional 30 minutes of extra time.

Future knight Geoff Hurst was instrumental in England's surge to victory as he scored two goals to complete a memorable hat-trick, the first of which was the most controversial in final history as it is still debated whether or not it crossed the line. 

With England being given the rub of the green and the goal allowed to stand, the 120th minute ticked over and a nation prepared to celebrate as Hurst charged towards the German goal looking to clinch it.

Then came one of the most memorable lines ever from the commentary box as supporters poured onto the Wembley pitch and Kenneth Wolstenholme exclaimed: "And here comes Hurst. He's got... some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over. It is now! It's four!"

Magic.

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