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----------------------------------------------------------------- TOP WORLD CUP FINAL CROWDS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1950 Uruguay . . . . . . .2 Brazil . . . . . .1 199,854 1986 Argentina . . . . . .3 W Germany . . . . 2 114,580 1970 Brazil . . . . . . . 4 Italy . . . . . . 1 110,000 1966 England . . . . . . .4 W Germany . . . . 2 93,000 1982 Italy . . . . . . . .3 W Germany . . . . 1 92,000 1930 Uruguay . . . . . . .4 Argentina . . . . 2 90,000 1974 W Germany . . . . . .2 Holland . . . . . 1 77,833 1978 Argentina . . . . . .3 Holland . . . . . 1 77,000 1990 W Germany . . . . . .1 Argentina . . . . 0 73,603 1962 Brazil . . . . . . . 3 Czechoslovakia. . 1 69,068 1934 Italy . . . . . . . .2 Czechoslovakia. . 1 55,000 1954 W Germany . . . . . .3 Hungary . . . . . 2 55,000 1938 Italy . . . . . . . .4 Hungary . . . . . 2 50,000 1958 Brazil . . . . . . . 5 Sweden . . . . . .2 49,737 ----------------------------------------------------------------- WINNERS OF ENGLAND v SOUTH AFRICA TEST SERIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1907 England 1-0 1912 England 3-0 (both three Test series) 1924 England 3-0 1929 England 2-0 1935 South Africa 1-0 1947 England 3-0 1951 England 3-1 1955 England 3-2 1960 England 3-0 1965 South Africa 1-0 (three Test series) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stamp's Sporting Statistics ----------------------------------------------------------------- FASTEST WINNERS OF KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES SINCE 1960 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1975 Grundy (Pat Eddery). . . . 2min 26.98sec 1985 Petoski (W Carson). . . . .2:27.61 1984 Teenoso (L Piggott). . . . 2:27.95 1991 Generous (A Munro). . . . .2:28.99 1976 Pawneese (Y Saint Martin). 2:29.36 ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Birth of Bob Taylor, who kept wicket 57 times for England (1941); Sebastian Coe first broke the mile world record at Oslo (1979). Monday Births of cricketers William Gilbert (W G) Grace (1848) and Dennis Lillee (1949), athlete David Hemery (1948) and golfer Nick Faldo (1957). Tuesday Birth of Ilie Nastase, Romanian tennis player (1946). Wednesday Football Association legalises professionalism (1885). Thursday Lord's hosts its first Test match (1884), the second Test between England and Australia. Friday Birth of Jimmy Hill (1928). Saturday Birth of cricketer Graham Gooch (1953); death of British cyclist Tommy Simpson from heat exhaustion during the 1967 Tour de France. -----------------------------------------------------------------

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