My first football shirt: Michael Cox

We caught up with Michael Cox from Zonal Marking fame, who shared with us his favourite Croatia shirt and a world class goal from an Italy and Juventus striker.  

What was your first football shirt?

My first one was England Euro 96, the white one thankfully, not the horrible grey one. I don’t think it has been beaten in the subsequent years.

What is your favourite football shirt?

I always like the Croatia away shirt from France 1998 in particular. It just incorporates the flag (and the home kit) very nicely into a different design.

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What is your favourite goal?

Juventus striker, Alessandro Del Piero’s goal in Italy 2-0 Germany in WC 2006. Cannavaro winning the ball brilliantly, Totti shoving him off it to play the ball ahead, the movement on the ball of Gilardino and then the overlapping run of Del Piero, the way Gilardino waits for him, moves the defender in the wrong direction before passing, then Del Piero’s perfect clipped finish into the corner.

And then the final whistle went, as Italy were celebrating – and this was only two minutes after the opener, at the end of a superb 0-0 until then. Great stuff.

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