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As he gave a press conference before the 1966 World Cup final, the West Germany manager, Helmut Schön, was asked if he was an Erwin Rommel to Alf Ramsey's Bernard Montgomery. Schön, who was 30 when the war ended, was nonplussed. Even if Montgomery quite liked football and had sent fan mail to Tom Finney, who had served under him in the Eighth Army, it was still only a game.

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Jagielka reveals Cup final agony

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists the club had no option but to axe Jurgen Klinsmann.

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