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Tracking down World Cup final scorers

One of ESPN's most ambitious and rewarding World Cup-related projects has been tracking down and profiling every living person who scored in a Cup final.

The network does not yet have a complete set, but it is close and hasn't given up on adding more as the tournament unfolds.

The results thus far can be viewed on the "I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final'' page on the network's World Cup website. (Go to and follow the signs from there.)

My favorite line comes from Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the game-winner for Uruguay against Brazil in 1950, stunning nearly 200,000 people at Maracana Stadium in Rio.

Said Ghiggia, now 83: "The Maracana has been silenced by three people: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me.''

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