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27th of May 2010

192.com finds the original 1966 World Cup standard bearer

The boy who carried the England flag at the opening game of the 1966 World Cup has been found by the leading people-finding website,192.com.
192.com are asking people to share their World Cup memories, as they seek to reunite people who witnessed England's 1966 World Cup victory.

Eddie Murray of West Hampstead is now 58. He told 192.com:

"I carried the Cross of St George flag in the parade at Wembley Stadium, prior to the opening game, England versus Uruguay".

"I can still remember the "goose-bumps" as we walked to the mouth of the player's tunnel and the sound of cheering as the fans at the far end spotted the flag. As we walked toward the pitch and became more visible, the swell of noise was almost deafening.

"I was 15 years old and there was a fairly brisk wind. I remember it was difficult to keep the flag upright and stay in step with my colleagues, but I did manage. After the excitement of the parade, I was disappointed with the football match which followed, but it was certainly a great occasion".

Dominic Blackburn Product Director of 192.com said:

"We've had an incredible response to our request for World Cup memories, and the office cheered when we heard Eddie's story".
"We want friends and family to reunite to recreate the spirit of 1966. Whether you were at Wembley in 1966 or watching the match at home, get back in touch with people you experienced those winning World Cup moments with. The best reunion wins a meal on us, to be enjoyed during this year's World Cup".

Share great World Cup moments at http://worldcup.192.com.


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Get ready to roar!

We're urging friends and family who remember England's 1966 World Cup victory to get back together and roar the lads to victory in 2010. The best '66 reunion wins a meal on us watching a World Cup game. Learn more and share great World Cup moments at http://worldcup.192.com.

For more information contact the 192.com Press Office.