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Gascoigne's football shirt sold
Midfielder Paul Gascoigne's shirt worn during the 1990 World Cup in Italy
The shirt was among 450 items of football memorabilia
An England football shirt stained with Paul Gascoigne's tears has sold for almost 30,000 at auction.

The number 19 shirt, signed by his England team mates, was bought by a private buyer at Christie's in South Kensington, London, on Tuesday.

Gazza used the shirt to dry his eyes after receiving a yellow card during the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Italy.

He broke down after realising that the booking would rule him out of the final if England beat Germany.

The white shirt, which was part of a collection of 450 items of football memorabilia, was sold for 28,680.

A shirt worn by football legend Pele when Brazil won the 1958 World Cup final was sold to a private phone bidder for 70,505.

Other items in the collection included two FA Cup winners medals from Everton's 1906 victory.

One of the 15ct gold medals awarded to goalkeeper William Scott sold for 4,580 while the other, belonging to England international Jack Sharp, went for 5,377.


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