Hurst ref’s folks back the 3 Lions

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Josh Mcs­tay

THE FAM­ILY of the “Rus­sian li­nes­man” who helped Eng­land win the 1966 World Cup are back­ing the Three Lions.

Tofiq Bahramov awarded the con­tro­ver­sial Ge­off Hurst goal that gave Eng­land a 3-2 lead.

Yes­ter­day his grand­son, Tofiq Bahramov Jr, 36, said: “I re­ally want to see Eng­land do well at the World Cup. We hope they play beau­ti­ful foot­ball and wish them vic­tory.”

Speak­ing at home in Baku, Azer­bai­jan, he added: “My grand­fa­ther, if he was still with us, would have prob­a­bly given the same an­swer.

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