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Wembley Stadium footbridge to be named

The result of a public vote to name the footbridge at the Wembley National Stadium will be announced today.
Three heroes from England's 1966 World Cup win - Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst - Live Aid and Billy the White Horse were on the shortlist.

The bridge will connect the new national stadium, which opens in a year's time, to the town centre.

The London Development Agency received more than 670,000 suggestions for the bridge's name, including many from fans in rival countries seeking to hijack the competition.

But a three-strong panel rejected overseas pressure in favour of the famous names on the list.

Online voting began earlier this month, exactly a year before the stadium is due to open for the 2006 FA Cup Final.

A notable name missing is 1966 World Cup captain Bobby Moore. There is already a Bobby Moore bridge near Wembley Park Tube station - named in September 1993 - and further tributes to the England legend are planned, the agency said.

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