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1963 England v Rest of the World football match

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1963 England v Rest of the World football match

England v Rest of the World was a 1963 association football match held at the Wembley Stadium in London. It was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of The Football Association and was the first time a world team played against a single nation. Jimmy Greaves was close to scoring for England several times in the first half, but failed due to laudable saves by Lev Yashin. In the second half, when Yashin was replaced by Milutin Šoškić, Greaves assisted Terry Paine to score in the 66th minute. Denis Law equalized 16 minutes later, but Greaves brought England to a last-minute victory. Greaves had the best game of his career and was considered as the best player of the match, while Yashin's saves had significantly contributed to his reputation of the world's best goalkeeper and earned him Ballon d'Or two months later.

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