Second Henry, just to annoy Scaly and the Irish. Oh and second Ball, because he's the only one I've been next to at a urinal.
Nom Karl-Heinz Rumenigge
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Very well then I contradict myself,
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Thanks chaps, spirit of the blitz and all that.
We now have our runners, 68 in total; meaning 4 first round battles will have 3 contenders.
Romania: Georgi Hagi
Italy: Roberto Baggio, Salvatore Schillaci, Fabio Grosso, Paolo Rossi, Marco Tardelli, Paolo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro
(West) Germany: Franz Beckenbaur, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller, Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus, Miroslav Klose, Rudi Voller
Australia: Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill, Mark Schwarzer
The Netherlands: Dennis Bergkamp, Phillip Cocu, Johan Cryuff, Mark van Bommel, Johan Neeskens, Frank Rijkaard
Cameroon: Roger Milla
France: Zinedine Zidane, Just Fontaine, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Thierry Henry
Argentina: Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta
England: Gary Lineker, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Jack Charlton, Bobby Charlton, John Barnes, Gordon Banks, Nobby Stiles, Paul Gascoigne, David Platt, Alf Ramsey, Alan Ball, Michael Owen
Brazil: Cafu, Pele, Ronaldo, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Zico, Garrincha, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto, Rivelino, Ronaldinho, Leonardo
Paraguay: Jose Luis Chilavert
Columbia: Andres Escobar, Carlos Valderrama
Hungary: Ferenc Puskas*
Republic of Ireland: John Aldridge
Bulgaria: Hritso Stoichkov
Croatia: Davor Suker
Scotland: Archie Gemmill
Poland: Zbigniew Boniek
Peru: Teofilo Cubillas
*Also played for Spain in 1962
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32 ties to get through, so two per day. Negative votes are allowed for those of you of a malicious disposition. 24 hours (or thereabouts) per battle; ten vote lead mercy kill applies.
Johan Cruyff (The Netherlands)
World Cups: 1 (1974)
World Cup Apperances: 7
World Cup Goals: 3
Best Performance: Runner-Up in 1974
Noteable for: The Cruyff turn and being the epitome of that typically Dutch brand of total football that nearly went all the way
Geoff Hurst (England)
World Cups: 2 (1966, 1970)
Best: Winner in 1966
Noteable for: Being the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final & the only contender to have played first-class cricket
Michael Owen (England)
World Cups: 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Best: Quarter-finalist in 2002 & 2006
Noteable for: A magnificent solo goal versus Argentina as a fleet-footed child in 1998 and "earning" two penalties against the same oppo.
Paolo Maldini (Italy)
World Cups: 4 (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
Best: Runner-Up in 1994
Noteable for: Being an indefatigable presence in the Italian defence for several hundred years
Alf Ramsey (England)
World Cups: 1 (1950)
Best: First Round in 1950
Noteable for: Being part of the England team to lose 1-0 to the USA & being the man who managed England to the title in 1966.
Zinedine Zidane (France)
World Cups: 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Best: Winner in 1998
Noteable for: Returning from suspension to inspire France to a maiden title and that head-butt.
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