Mary Evans Picture Library – Football Fever

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The countdown to the 2022 Fifa World Cup has begun and while it feels strange for it to be held in November, it’s likely football fever will take hold as the first kick-off approaches. By way of a warm up, we’ve picked a starting line-up of World Cup-related images to keep you onside.

Of particular note is this terrific colour photograph of the Queen presenting the Jules Rimet trophy to England captain, Bobby Moore after the team’s legendary victory on 30th July 1966. The photograph, depicting one of the most iconic moments in sporting history, is by revered sports photographer Gerry Cranham and was taken for The Illustrated London News.

Get in touch if you would like to license it, or any others in this striking selection.

Image credit: © Illustrated London News/Mary Evans Picture Library