Eng­land World Cup win­ner Peters dies

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Martin Peters, who scored Eng­land's sec­ond goal in the 1966 World Cup fi­nal against West Ger­many, has died aged 76 fol­low­ing a long bat­tle against Alzheimer's dis­ease. Peters, whose death was an­nounced by former club West Ham, was part of the Ham­mers trio of cap­tain Bobby Moore and Ge­off Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 vic­tory at Wem­b­ley, for Eng­land's only World Cup tri­umph. Peters, who won 67 Eng­land caps and scored 20 goals, is the fifth mem­ber of Eng­land's World Cup win­ning side to pass away af­ter Alan Ball, Ray Wil­son, Gor­don Banks and Moore. At Spurs, he won two League Cups and the first UEFA Cup in 1972 be­fore spells at Nor­wich and Sh­effield United were fol­lowed by his re­tire­ment in 1981.

Bay­ern name Flick coach for now

Bay­ern Mu­nich on Sun­day con­firmed in­terim boss Hansi Flick will re­main head coach 'un­til at least' the end of the sea­son af­ter win­ning eight of his ten games in charge. "FC Bay­ern and Hansi Flick have agreed" that he "will re­main head coach... at least un­til the end of the cur­rent sea­son," the club said in a state­ment. "A con­tin­u­a­tion of Hansi Flick as head coach be­yond that is a con­ceiv­able op­tion for FC Bay­ern."

Swim­ming great Matthes passes away

Ger­many's Roland Matthes, a four-time Olympic back­stroke cham­pion con­sid­ered one of the best swim­mers of his gen­er­a­tion, died on Fri­day at the age of 69, his fam­ily an­nounced. Matthes won gold in the 100m and 200m back­stroke while rep­re­sent­ing East Ger­many at both the 1968 Olympics in Mex­ico and the 1972 Games in Mu­nich. He earned sil­ver twice in the 4x100m med­ley re­lay in 1968 and 1972, col­lect­ing bronze in the 4x100 freestyle re­lay in 1972 as well as in the 100m back­stroke at Mon­treal in 1976. The former hus­band of East Ger­man swim­mer Kor­nelia En­der, her­self a four-time Olympic cham­pion, also won three world ti­tles.

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