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World Cup hero Geoff Hurst's shirt fails to find buyer at auction

By Scott D'Arcy

The shirt worn by Sir Geoff Hurst in the 1966 World Cup final has failed to sell at auction.

Experts estimated the shirt would fetch up to £500,000 as it went under the hammer nearly 50 years after the footballing hero's key role in England's greatest football triumph.

The red long-sleeved jersey, with the famous Three Lions badge on the front and number 10 in white on the back, was worn by Sir Geoff as he became the first and only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.

But a spokeswoman for the auction house Sotheby's yesterday said: "Despite great interest, the shirt failed to reach its reserve price so unfortunately did not find a buyer today."

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