My World Cup Memories

Wednesday 4 June 2014 16:18

With the 2014 World Cup just days away, several Fulham stars spoke to the official website to give their memories on the famous sporting event. First up is goalkeeper David Stockdale…

What’s the first World Cup you can remember watching?

Italia ’90 - Gazza’s tears! I had the highlights of that tournament on video so I’ve got strong memories of that one.

Who’s the best player you’ve seen feature at a World Cup?

I’m going to say Paul Gascoigne. I was only a young lad when the 1990 World Cup was on but he was so good that I’ve got to go for him.

What was the best World Cup game you’ve seen?

That’s a difficult one. England v Argentina at the 1998 World Cup was a good game, even if we didn’t win, so I think I’ll go for that one.

Favourite World Cup goal?

Michael Owen’s in that Argentina game. That was a proper goal – running the way he did, dropping the shoulder. Top class.

Player to watch this summer?

If I was going to go for an English player I’d pick Ross Barkley. I also think Leighton Baines will do well – in fact, there are a few English lads who I’m looking forward to seeing on the global stage.

Team tipped to win?

Germany. They’re a strong team with good players all over the pitch, so I think they’re a good shout to win it.

Who do you think could be dark horses?

There’s always an African team that ends up doing quite well. It used to be Cameroon back in the day but I’m going to say Ivory Coast will be the outsiders this year.

Don't forget, you can watch England's World Cup fixtures against Uruguay and Costa Rica at Craven Cottage, with an exclusive screening ticket. Find out more here.

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