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Ivor Broadis obituary

Footballer who was the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finals

The footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died aged 96, played in all three of England’s games in the World Cup finals of 1954 as they reached the last eight in Switzerland.

In that tournament Broadis, a powerful inside forward, became the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finals, 30 minutes ahead of Nat Lofthouse, who also got two in the same 4-4 draw against Belgium in a group match in Basel. England, whose strong team featured Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and Billy Wright, topped their group after beating the host nation 2-0, but then lost 4-2 in the quarter-finals to Uruguay.

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