England’s 1966 World Cup Win

"And here comes Hurst. He's got... some people are on the pitch, they think it's all over. It is now!"
-- BBC Commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme on the final goal

England’s 1966 World Cup Win

The 1966 FIFA World Cup win by England over Germany in Muggle football may have been influenced by the then Minister for MagicNobby Leach.

Leach was the first Muggle-born to be appointed as Minister for Magic and was suspected of using magic to ensure the outcome of the match, as a supporter of England. Nothing was ever proven (Pm).

FIFA World Cup 1966 win for England (Muggle)
Date July 30th, 1966
Certainty Date based on real world calendar
Location in Canon Pm
Type of Event Muggle world


From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling: Ministers for Magic

The final of the 1966 FIFA World Cup (Wikipedia)

England 1966: International Federation of Association Football (FIFA Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

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