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DAVE STILL RON A RACK; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: STEVE STAMMERS

MENTION Brazil to David Seaman and the eyebrows go up and the shoulders shrug.

Seventy-five times the former Arsenal goalkeeper played for England. And yet it is the World Cup quarter-final against Brazil in Japan in 2002 that is forever highlighted.

Fifty minutes had passed in the Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka and the match stood at 1-1. Ronaldinho took a free-kick 30 yards out and the ball sailed over Seaman into the England net. The World Cup dreams were over. For Seaman, though, the nightmare continues to this day.

"Oh yes, it still gets talked about," said Seaman ahead of England's clash with Brazil. "It was like a one-in-a-million goal and you would have thought it was the only thing I will be remembered for in my time with England.

"But I like to think I made some pretty decent saves as well."

David Seaman supports Bob Wilson's Willow Foundation and the British Heart Foundation

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ALL GONE RON: England goalkeeper Seaman is beaten by Ronaldinho's free-kick in 2002

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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
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Date:Nov 12, 2017
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