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post #14 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 11:57 AM
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This is why I love this game with such passion. What amazing drama, and this is only the beginning!

Funny anecdote for those of you who didn't know, the Lampard shot is a throwback to the 1966 World Cup finals between these two teams. The game stood 2-2 and we went into extra time. The english striker Geoff Hurst fired of a shot that hit the bar and bounced off the line and out. The assistant ref flagged for a goal, and England, inspired by this went on to win 4-2.

The goal was always highly controversial, and everyone apart from englishmen always argued the ball did not cross the line. A study by the Engineering Department at Oxford University concluded that the ball did not cross the line entirely and that it was 6 cms away from being a goal. England was basicly given this super important goal on wrong terms.

And now this happens, just the other way around. Holy shit, this is historic right here.
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