About time too…Medals for the heroes of ’66 and others.

Found this article about England’s unsung heroes of ’66 finally getting their World Cup winners’ medals – 41 years late.It’s at the end of the article – the first bit is about Cristiano Ronaldo and then there’s another bit about Graham Poll.
“FIFA are expecting the minting of the medals for World Cup-winning squad members who did not receive them in bygone times finally to be completed in the next four weeks.
For Jimmy Greaves, Jimmy Armfield and the rest of the England back-up boys of ’66, it could mean that justice is finally seen to be done on Saturday, March 28 next year when England play Slovakia at Wembley…”
It is believed there are almost 300 players eligible for medals worldwide.It was only from 1978 onwards that all members of the winning squads were given medals.
Pele will also be among those getting another a gold medal – for the 1962 final, which he missed due to injury. He will then be in the unique position of having three winners’ medals.
Older articles with more info on the above here and here..

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