2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

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Michael Owen was 18 years and 190 days old when he scored his first goal at France 1998, becoming England’s youngest FIFA World Cup™ marksman in the process.

However, that record-breaking strike against Romania was quickly overshadowed by the Liverpool prodigy’s contribution to the Three Lions' last-16 meeting with Argentina, highlighted by one of the World Cup’s all-time great goals.

And though his career would later be plagued by injuries, Owen went on set another England record by scoring in four different major tournaments, and retired having found the net 40 times for his country.

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