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Sir Geoff Hurst visits Wembley to mark 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:37 02 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:53 02 August 2016

Sir Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick at the finals (Pic: Jules Selmes)

Sir Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick at the finals (Pic: Jules Selmes)

©Jules Selmes 2016

Football legend Sir Geoff Hurst visited Wembley last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup.

Sir Geoff Hurst and Cllr Muhammed Butt (Pic: Jules Selmes)Sir Geoff Hurst and Cllr Muhammed Butt (Pic: Jules Selmes)

The former England striker scored a hat trick during the 4–2 victory final against West Germany at the word renowned venue on July 30, 1966.

Sir Geoff was accompanied by Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, who took him on a tour of the area surrounding the stadium which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration by developers Quintain.

Noting the changes to the area since he played the World Cup, Sir Geoff said: “Wembley Stadium is the heart of football.

“Obviously it holds a special place in my heart because of our achievements in winning the World Cup for England in 1966.”

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