Nicky Wire recalls the Wales team's finest hour at the 1958 World Cup Finals...

MOP bassist NICKY WIRE has contributed to a book about the Welsh soccer squad’s one and only time in the World Cup finals.

The sports-mad bass player has written the preface for ‘When Pele Broke Our Hearts’, which hit the bookshops today (December 3). The book, by Cardiff journalist Mario Risoli, details the story of the 1958 campaign, when Wales lost out to Brazil.

Wire instantly agreed to add his bit to the book about Wales’ finest hour after being approached by Risoli.

MOP are currently working on a ‘Greatest Hits’ package which is due for release in 2002.