FA to pay tribute to 1966 World Cup winner Nobby Stiles when England play Republic of Ireland at Wembley next week after his death aged 78
- Nobby Stiles died aged 78 following a battle with cancer and dementia
- The FA will pay their respects to Stiles when England play Republic of Ireland
- The former Manchester United star was part of England’s 1966 World Cup team
- Gareth Southgate is also likely to talk about Stiles’ legacy and the 1966 heroes
The FA will pay tribute to Nobby Stiles when England play the Republic of Ireland at Wembley next week.
The former Manchester United midfielder, who was an integral member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, died aged 78 last week following a long battle with prostate cancer and dementia.
Details of the tributes will be finalised on Wednesday morning, but will include showing footage of Stiles on the screens at Wembley before kick-off next Thursday, as well as a period of silence.
The FA will pay tribute to the late great Nobby Stiles ahead of England’s game next week
Stiles who died at the age of 78 last week was part of England’s World Cup 1966 winning team
Gareth Southgate will likely talk to his squad about the legacy left by the England great
Gareth Southgate is also likely to talk to his players about the legacy of Stiles and the 1966 heroes when the squad meet up for a triple-header which also includes Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland.
The England manager is set to announce his squad for the three games later this week.