Comment... from Sir Geoff

  • Sir Geoff backs Harry Redknapp's call for goal-line technologySource: BBC 5 Live
    Date: 1 May 2011

    After two contentious goals allow Chelsea to celebrate victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Sir Geoff, who famously scored a goal in the 1966 World Cup Final thanks to a marginal call in the same circumstances, talks to Garry Richardson on BBC 5 Live about goal-line technology.

    Speaking to BBC Sportsweek, Geoff said: "We have it in all the major sports - tennis, cricket, snooker. It's our national game, the world's biggest game and I'm continually astounded that Fifa, the governing body, haven't introduced it just for the goal-line itself, not to go anywhere else.

    "Every football person who has played the game or watched the game would say it's got to be introduced but a small handful of people in Zurich decide, because it's not their idea, that they're not going to use it."

    Listen to the full interview on BBC 5 Live

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football when he became the first and, over 45 years later, still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.

Knighted in 1998 and inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004, Sir Geoff holds a special place in the hearts of football fans and has become an iconic sporting figure.