The Phantom Fouler reports from England that, according to an article in The Sun, the ball which was used in the 1966 World Cup final is travelling to Germany for a few days. Apparently, its presence will “inspire England to victory over Sweden”.
Hmm, I thought that was Sven’s job, but we’ll see.
UPDATE: it’s true — the 1966 ball is here.
I spotted it on the preview of the England v Sweden game on German TV. The host (whose name I’ve forgotten) was wearing gloves just to be near it. As you can see from the picture, the monstrously dull Günter Netzer could hardly bear to even look at it.
An English talisman in Germany
Written by Christian Wach on Monday, June 19th, 2006