My World Cup Memories

Friday 6 June 2014 12:00

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. Next up is Scott Parker…

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

The first one probably would have been 1990. That tournament was obviously famous in this country for Gazza crying, and stuff like that, so that was my first memory of a World Cup. Not a bad one to have as a first memory as we did well, getting to the Semi-Finals.

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

I’d probably have to go for Zinedine Zidane in 1998. France went on and won it that year as well and he had a good game in the Final, scoring twice, so I think Zidane’s probably the best player I’ve seen.

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

England versus Belgium when David Platt scored a last-minute winner. The ball came over his shoulder and he volleyed in a great finish. It was quite a tense game and that late goal in extra-time sent us into the Quarter-Finals I believe.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve witnessed in a World Cup?

I’d say when Zidane was sent off for his headbutt in the Final against Italy.

Player to watch this summer?

I’m going to say Neymar. It’s in his home country so they’ll obviously be expecting big things from him, and I think he’ll produce the goods as he’s a top player.

Team tipped to win?

Argentina – they’ve got a very good squad.

Who do you think could be dark horses?

I think Chile could surprise a few people so I’ll go with them.

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