Posts Tagged "Hungary"

Sixty Years Ago Today: England Brought Down To Earth By Magnificent Magyars

Sixty Years Ago Today: England Brought Down To Earth By Magnificent Magyars

By on Nov 25, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

Seldom has there been one match that has come to define the fortunes of two football nations as appropiately as the afternoon in November 1953 when the Hungarians landed in London. The shock and horror with which the result that afternoon was greeted, however, also indicated the begnning of another trait in the history of the English national team, a brief period of...

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World Cup Tales – Magyarország! The Greatest Team Never To Win A World Cup? Hungary, 1954

World Cup Tales – Magyarország! The Greatest Team Never To Win A World Cup? Hungary, 1954

By on May 29, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The story of football in the years immediately following the end of the Second World War often seemed to be following a pre-prepared script, but it was a script that, at the World Cup finals at least, the competing nations seemed unwilling to follow. In 1950, the tournament should have been a procession for the host nation, Brazil, but in the final minutes of the...

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Canada & The 1986 World Cup

By on Jul 12, 2009 in History, Latest | 14 comments

You wouldn’t know it from the absolute lack of media coverage in the UK, but the CONCACAF Gold Cup – North & Central America’s equivalent of the European Championships – is currently being played out in the USA, and one of the minor surprises of the competition so far has been the progress of the Canadian national team, who have...

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England 3 Hungary 1

By on May 30, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

I’m probably in a minority in so far as that I really enjoy these friendly matches. No pressure, no stress, just an exhibition involving some of the best footballers in Europe. If they contrive get their back-sides spanked by, say, Denmark or Australia, we can put it down to a bad day at the office and get on with it. Tonight’s match was an intriguing...

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