England soccer fans will always talk about 1966 as the year they won the soccer World Cup. But 2003 in Australia was just as sweet and also needed extra-time. It was simply so satisfying because it took place in the hosts’ backyard (England won the soccer World Cup at home). Both finalists had beaten their deadly rivals in the semis (France and New Zealand respectively) but England made the early running, roaring into a 14-5 halftime lead. Inevitably, the dogged Aussies pegged England back but not even they could legislate for fly-half Jonny Wilkinson kicking the winning drop goal — on his unfavored right foot to boot — in the dying seconds of the game.
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