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April 26th, 2007 7AM



"He was probably the best player that day and if it had not been for his impact the result could have been totally different. He did not have a nerve in his body and he was an inspiration to us all. He was a sensational little player with great touch and vision. I am very sad and shocked by the news."
-- Bobby Charlton on England teammate Alan Ball's performance in England's 4-2 overtime win over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. Ball, the youngest player on the 1966 England team, died late Tuesday night of a suspected heart attack after trying to tackle a bonfire that had got out of control in his backyard.

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