Date: 25th April 2007 at 2:09pm
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Former Southampton player and manager Alan Ball has died aged 61.

Ball who was also part of the England World Cup Winning team of 1966 died of a heart attack.

Sir Geoff Hurst told the BBC: ‘He was the youngest member of the team and man of the match in the 1966 World Cup final.

‘Socially he was always a good laugh and the 1966 team mixed a lot after then.’

‘We are all totally devastated.’

Lawrie McMenemy added: ‘He was my guest at St Mary’s on Saturday and I should have been playing golf with him this morning.’

‘We were very, very good friends.

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