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FKS World Cup Soccer Stars - Mexico 70

England Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Czech'a El Salv'r Israel Italy Mexico Morocco Peru Rumania Russia Sweden Uruguay W. Ger.


England qualified for the tournament as holders from 1966. They were grouped with Brazil, Czechoslovakia and Romania in Group C. England played solid football to qualify with 1-0 wins over the Czechs and Romanians, and a 0-1 loss to Brazil (a match made more memorable for 'that save' by Gordon Banks from Pele).

England were knocked out by West Germany in the quarter-final. After leading 2-0 England faltered, losing 2-3 after extra time.

Hurst, Peters, Clarke and Mullery scored England's four goals for the tournament. Sir Alf stayed on as England manager until May 1974. England didn't qualify for the 1974 World Cup Finals, so this tournament signalled the end of a number of World Cup careers.

1. Jeff Astle 2. Alan Ball 3. Gordon Banks 4. Colin Bell 5. Peter Bonetti 6. Bobby Charlton
7. Jackie Charlton 8. Allan Clarke 9. Terry Cooper 10. Colin Harvey 11. Emlyn Hughes 12. Norman Hunter
13. Geoff Hurst 14. Mick Jones 15. Brian Labone 16. Francis Lee 17. Paul Madeley 18. Bobby Moore
19. Ian Storey-Moore 20. Alan Mullery 21. Henry Newton 22. Keith Newton 23. Martin Peters 24. Paul Reaney
25. Peter Shilton 26. Peter Simpson 27. Alex Stepney 28. Nobby Stiles 29. Peter Thompson 30. Tommy Wright
    31. Sir Alf Ramsey 32. World Cup Trophy    

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