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Wikipedia: Gary Linketer
Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960) is an English former footballer and current sports broadcaster. He holds England’s record for goals in FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored. Lineker’s media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s. He has also worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network and will join BT Sport from the 2015/16 season.
In the 1990 World Cup, he scored four goals to help England reach the semi-finals after a string of draws and narrow victories. He was unwell during the tournament, and accidentally defecated during the opening group game against the Republic of Ireland. After Andreas Brehme sent England 1–0 down, he scored an equaliser after receiving a pass from Paul Parker and escaping from two German defenders, but the West Germans triumphed in the penalty shoot-out and went on to win the trophy. Later he said: “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.”
“Football is a simple game, 22 men chase a ball around for 90 minutes and in the end, the Germans win” Gary Lineker
3:03 PM - 23 Apr 2013
Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
By Gyles Brandreth
Oxford: Oxford University Press
Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.
. Gary Lineker 1960– English footballer: attributed
The Joy of Football:
For Those Who Love the Beautiful Game
By Johnny Morgan
Chichester: Summersdale Publishers Ltd,
Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win.
What’s the old adage? You run around for 90 minutes and the #USWNT wins. Let’s go #USA!
6:00 PM - 30 Jun 2015