WATCH: When Kevin Keegan was put in an unenviable spot at World Cup 98

The 1998 World Cup penalty shootout against Argentina saw King Kev put in a slightly awkward position on air

BY Raf Diallo 16:29 Wednesday 6 April 2016, 16:29 6 Apr 2016

Argentina goalkeeper Carlos Roa (left) celebrates saving the last penalty from England's David Batty (right). Picture by: Matthew Ashton / EMPICS Sport

"You know him better than anybody ...  do you back him to score? Quickly, yes or no!"

That was the question put to Kevin Keegan live on TV as he co-commentated the classic 1998 World Cup semi-final between England (who he would manage after then-manager Glenn Hoddle stepped down) and Argentina.

His former Newcastle midfielder David Batty was a couple of second away from taking a pivotal penalty in a nerve-jangling last-16 match which would decide whether England would go to sudden death if he scored or exit if he missed.

That match and Keegan moment featured in our classic matches segment on this week's Team 33:

Keegan, of course, probably felt there was no way he could answer 'no' to legendary late commentator Brian Moore's question when asked about his former player. Instead he replied 'yes' with emphasis.

Unfortunately, Batty would miss as Argentina keeper Carlos Roa made the save which dumped England out.

Relive that Keegan moment below: 


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