About «Geoff Hurst, the Hand of God, and the Biggest Rows in World Football »
What does Graham Poll, England’s highest profile referee of the last two decades, make of some of the biggest rows in soccer through the years, how and why key decisions were made, and how would different outcomes have radically reshaped soccer history? What was the real reason for the linesman giving Geoff Hurst’s "goal" in 1966 at Wembley? In the infamous Maradona "Hand of God" game, why did the behavior of certain England players influence the decision of the referee? How does Kim Milton Nielson, the official who red-carded David Beckham against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, view the decision now? And why would Luis Garcia’s goal that knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League not be given today? Framed with other fascinating facts, personality profiles, and colorful anecdotes, these stories and more—including the big news from season 2008/09—provide a rich seam of material for Graham Poll.