Hurst’s England shirt from 1966 World Cup..

Hurst’s England shirt from 1966 World Cup final remains unsold

London, July 13 (IANS) The shirt worn by legenadry footballer Geoff Hurst in England’s 1966 World Cup final 4-2 victory over West Germany went unsold at Sotheby’s auction house.

The shirt, worn by Hurst who scored three goals in the final, was offered for between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds (between $397,350 to $661,750), but failed to sell despite great interest in the auction, according to a spokesman for Sotheby’s on Tuesday, reports Efe.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of England’s victory in 1966, when the English team won their only World Cup title with a hat-trick by Hurst and a goal by Martin Peters.

French football body says Benzema not permanently out of team

Paris, July 13 (IANS) French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has reiterated that striker Karim Benzema is not ruled out “forever” from the national team, but declined to give an answer on his possible inclusion pending the proceedings of his court case.

Le Graet said at a press conference on Tuesday to discuss the results of Euro 2016, that he always considered Benzema to be a good player and he is not banned for life, but noted that the coach always has the option of not selecting a player, even if not suspended, reports Efe.

He insisted that there is a judicial procedure underway and they must wait and see its development.

The FFF decided to exclude the Real Madrid player from the France squad after he was charged with complicity in the alleged blackmail involving a sex tape of his compatriot Mathieu Valbuena.

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