"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
The 1966 FIFA World Cup win by England over Germany in Muggle football may have been influenced by the then Minister for Magic, Nobby 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).
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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