Gordon Banks: final interview'I feel let down by the FA'

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Gordon Banks: I feel let down by the FA – I don’t know if I will be invited to Russia

Gordon Banks
Gordon Banks says he has been 'very, very disappointed with the FA' over the years Credit: andrew fox

Gordon Banks, England’s 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper, has died aged 81. Here was one of his final interviews from July last year, with Gareth Southgate’s England side preparing for their 2018 World Cup semi-final.

Gordon Banks has been carrying out a ritual for the past three weeks, one he intends to repeat before England’s kick-off against Croatia.

He seeks his most treasured possession, opens a small box and stares proudly at that rare souvenir: a World Cup winners’ medal. “I have been looking at my medal quite a bit,” confides the 80-year-old. “I like to do so occasionally, but especially when there is a tournament on. I’ll definitely be doing so on Wednesday. I hope it brings them a…

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