If you’re English, then Geoff Hurst’s shot that hit the underside of the bar during extra time in the 1966 World Cup final clearly crossed the line. If you’re German (or Scottish), it’s equally evident that the ball didn’t entirely cross the line (for a goal to be counted, all of the ball must cross the line). The referee wasn’t certain, so he deferred to his Azerbaijani linesman, Tofik Bakhramov, who said the goal was good. This gave England a 3-2 lead (the game eventually ended 4-2). Forty-four years on, the truth is that nobody can say with any certainty whether the goal should have stood. But when a memorial was unveiled in Baku to Bakhramov in 2004 (he died in 1996), one of the grateful guests was Hurst. As far as he was concerned, Bakhramov made the right call.