Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall
Jul06

Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall

This article first appeared in June’s Libero magazine which you can subscribe to here Hungary are finally getting ready for their first major tournament in 30 years this summer, but once the world leader in football innovation on and off the pitch, Hungarian football has desperately struggled both at club and international level ever since that last great side in the 1950’s. How did such a drastic fall occur? Hungary’s most...

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Hungarian National Team Journey To Brazil Falls Short
Oct15

Hungarian National Team Journey To Brazil Falls Short

Today is the final game for the Hungarian National Team’s World Cup 2014 qualification. As my colleague Gaby pointed out, there is still a chance, wink…wink. (There really is not a chance). See, if Turkey lose to the Netherlands and Estonia beat Romania and the Trianon Treaty is overturned, we will qualify. (The Trianon reference is a joke people, calm down). So, what can we expect today? Well, we no longer have a Manager, as Sandor...

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Hungary 3 Turkey 1 match highlights
Oct17

Hungary 3 Turkey 1 match highlights

  Hungary 0 Turkey 1 (M. Erdinç 22mins)   Hungary 1 Turkey 1 (Koman 31 mins)   Hungary 2 Turkey 1 (Szalai 50 mins)   Hungary 3 Turkey 1 (Gera pen 57 mins)  ...

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Estonia 0 Hungary 1 match highlights
Oct13

Estonia 0 Hungary 1 match highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xEEo7N_1Nk  

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World Cup Wednesday!
Apr25

World Cup Wednesday!

  When we look at the current Hungarian national team, it’s hard to imagine that they were once the team to be beaten. In his new weekly column, Levente Batki delves into Hungary’s showing at World Cups of old, starting with the 1930’s.   World Cup 1930 In 1930, the first World Cup was held in Uruguay. Only teams that were invited by FIFA were allowed to play. However, in my opinion, that is not totally true. The world of...

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