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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

No Goal? No News

BONN () -- German soccer players, fans and media said Tuesday they knew all along what British scientists say they have just proved about the 1966 World Cup final -- England's third goal did not cross the line.


"I have said for years that it wasn't a goal," said Germany's 1966 World Cup striker Uwe Seeler with a laugh. "I was standing on the edge of the penalty area and I was certain it didn't go in. "But you have to live with the referee's decision."


"The Wembley goal" is still a great subject of debate in Germany. Most Germans soon bring the conversation around to the controversy when they meet an Englishman who shows even the slightest knowledge of soccer.


Cologne's Express newspaper put the news on its front page Tuesday. "Wembley. It was no goal," the headline proclaimed. "We always knew it."