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Pele's World Cup shirt up for sale

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World Cup winning shirt to go under Christie's hammer  

LONDON, England -- One of the most famous football shirts in the history of the game -- a number 10 jersey worn by Brazilian superstar Pele -- is going under the hammer.

The legendary yellow and green shirt is the one worn by Pele in the 1970 World Cup final when Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in Mexico to take the trophy for the third time.

It is expected to be sold for between $40,000 and $70,000 when it goes up for auction at Christie's in London next month.

A spokesman for Christie's said: "This is a piece of football memorabilia of truly global significance.

"It is the shirt worn by the world's greatest football player in what is often regarded as the world's greatest football match -- and it still has the grass stains from the game."

Also on sale at the auction of football memorabilia in London on March 27 is the World Cup winners medal won by England's Ray Wilson in 1966.

The medal, presented after England beat Germany 4-2 at Wembley, is expected to fetch between $100,000 and $130,000.




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