June 23rd 1996


THE amazing Uri Geller blessed the Wembley turf with his paranormal powers to bend another crucial match England’s way.

Geller’s mystic magic helped England beat Scotland last week – and yesterday he did it again to make sure another notwJuan bit the dust.
He warned us the drama would unfold into a penalty shoot-out-and your soccer-crazy Sport of the World wanted to ensure Spain’s football armada was sunk in England’s biggest home game since the 1966 World Cup.
So once again we called on the Israeli maestro, arranged our own special Euro 96 pitch invasion and he did the rest.
Geller buried five magic crystals around the hallowed turf, and placed another near the tunnel for every England player to cross on their way to the semi-finals.
On top of that he blessed the pitch with a magnificent World Cup memento: the cap awarded to 1966 hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst which was kindly lent to us by Football Football – the world’s first football theme restaurant in London’s Haymarket.
Then soccer-mad Uri, 49, took his Wembley seat among 75,000 euphoric fans with fist clenched to inspire a gigantic human power surge of energy that swept England to triumph.
He did it by concentrating his psychic waves on the crystals, which became giant antennae to receive and transmit his all-conquering positive energies.
He said: “It felt so good, so vibrant-it just couldn’t fail. I connected myself to the crystals, to the players, to the crowd and also to the millions of people watching the game worldwide.”
We sent Uri soaring above Wembley in a helicopter to break every Scottish heart last week.


He said: “The helicopter experience definitely had an effect against Scotland.”
“But here in the stadium, I felt a surge of extra energy.”
The day began with the world’s most famous powernormalist placing his crystals around England’s green, green grass of home.
He explained: “I visualised my power vibrating through the entire pitch.
“Having Geoff Hurst’s cap made everything extra special because I could feel the goals that made him a hero ”
By coincidence, Uri had finished hugging Hurst’s cap to his chest and was looking for a Latin item he could use to deflect power away from England’s opponents.
Ole. At that very moment on came one of our most infamous foes. It was Antonio Rattin, the Argentinian defender sent off against England at Wembley during the ’66 World Cup, who was on a business trip and visiting the scene of his dark moment.
Geller said: “When I saw Rattin I knew England had to win.”
Then he saw the figure 11 screaming off a hoarding behind the goal by the players’ tunnel.
He said: “That’s amazing. No 11 is an important psychic number, mystical combination, an important key in unlocking the infinite
“It’s behind the goal-and close to the side England walk out on. That means a lot.”
Hell-bent on total concentration, Uri spent the game with fist clenched, homing in on his crystals and urging England on-especially during the spot kicks.


As usual, a lucky, assertive orange dot – like the one he urged TV viewers to touch on the screen in the build-up to the quarter final – was on a T-shirt beneath his England shirt.
He added: “The message is simple: Have an open mind and believe in England. It works.”
Geoff’s cap was kindly lent to us from the collection of authentic memorabilia on display in Football Football, Haymarket London, the world’s first football themed restaurant.


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