World Cup ’66 lovely bub­bly


Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE -

THEY thought it was all over when the last re­main­ing bot­tle of cham­pagne given to Eng­land’s 1966 World Cup win­ners was found gath­er­ing dust in a cup­board.

The bot­tle – one of a case of 12 Hei­d­sieck Dry Mono­pole mag­nums pro­duced spe­cially for Alf Ram­sey’s win­ning squad – was the only one not drunk dur­ing the post­match cel­e­bra­tions.

Ram­sey, a strict task mas­ter, de­spised his play­ers’ booz­ing and gave his bot­tle to dress­ing room at­ten­dant Jim Green.

Now the mag­num is go­ing un­der the ham­mer this week with an es­ti­mate of £2,000.

A spokesman for Mul­locks Auc­tion­eers in Shrop­shire said: “A guy whose dad found it in a cup­board is putting it up for auc­tion.”

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