Cup medal to be sold

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The Independent Online
GEORGE COHEN will today become the first member of England's 1966 World Cup side to sell his winner's medal. The 58-year-old, who played at right back during the 4-2 win against West Germany, said that he needs the cash to boost his pension fund.

The sale is expected to fetch between pounds 60,000 and pounds 80,000 at an auction by Christie's in Glasgow.

The former Fulham star, now a property developer, said: "I would be lying if I said I wasn't upset to lose it, but I didn't earn enough money as a footballer to retire on. I hope whoever finally gets it is able to display it to the public; it is an important part of our heritage."

It is feared that the medal will be bought by a private collector. Kevin Moore, director of the National Football Museum, which opens next year, said he had not made a bid for it.