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England and West Ham hero Moore to be remembered

West Ham are planning to mark the 20th anniversary of England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore's death with a series of memorial events, reports BBC Sport. Moore, who played 544 games for the Hammers, died on 24 February 1993, aged 51, after battling bowel cancer.

Former Hammers team-mates will attend the club's home match against Tottenham on Monday to pay tribute to Moore.

A minute's applause will be held before kick-off and supporters will display a mosaic depicting his old No.6 shirt.

A wreath-laying ceremony will take place outside West Ham's Upton Park ground at 11:00 GMT on Sunday. Club officials will pay their respects to Moore, who won 108 caps for England, and supporters are also invited to attend the memorial.

Fellow World Cup winners Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst, along with another of Moore's former West Ham team-mates, Sir Trevor Brooking have been invited to attend Monday's Premier League match.

The game is also one of West Ham's designated Bobby Moore Fund matches. All money raised will go to the charity which was founded in Moore's name and is devoted to fighting the disease that took his life.

The West Ham squad will warm-up in Bobby Moore Fund T-shirts before the game to help raise awareness for the charity. The players will sign their matchday shirts which will then be auctioned to raise more money for the charity.

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