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Ossie and Ricky ready for World Cup evening

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 27 May 2014  - 10:00

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa are looking forward to meeting the fans on their special World Cup night at the Lane on Thursday.

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The pair are back together and will join forces again to talk about the biggest football tournament of all.

And who better to talk World Cup than a pair of World Cup winners?

Ossie and Ricky helped Argentina lift football's most coveted prize in 1978, just weeks before they were snapped up by Keith Burkinshaw in one of the biggest coups in our history.

"Ricky's over visiting - getting his free bed and breakfast - and it will be a lovely night, concentrating on the World Cup," said Ossie.

"A lot of people ask me if I enjoyed playing in the World Cup Final in 1978 and I always say ‘certainly not!’ When you are in the middle of it all you are concentrating on what you have to do and who you are playing, in this case Holland. When the final whistle went it was pure ecstacy, pure joy and real happiness, a night to remember."

Ricky added: "I come back to England once a year and enjoy it very much and it’s a great honour for me to meet the people, it’s really enjoyable.

"Winning the World Cup is the pinnacle in football and 35 years later, we are still very proud of that. It was important at the time and still is now."

A World Cup evening with Ossie and Ricky – details here...