First XI

Wild things

March 14, 2013
By Robin Hackett
After a pine marten made an unwelcome on-field appearance in a Swiss Super League game, we pick out a selection of other memorable animal invasions.

World Cup willy (1962)

In perhaps the most famous instance of an animal entering the field, a dog made its way onto the field during the opening minutes of England's 1962 World Cup quarter-final defeat to eventual champions Brazil in Chile.

England striker Jimmy Greaves managed to snare the pooch after getting down on ...

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