Hungary national football team

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The Hungary national football team (Magyar labdarúgó-válogatott) represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.wikipedia
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1938 FIFA World Cup

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Hungary has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship.
Italy retained the championship by beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.

1954 FIFA World Cup

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Hungary has a respectable football history, having won three Olympic titles, finishing runners-up in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, and third in the 1964 UEFA European Football Championship.
The tournament was won by West Germany, who defeated Hungary 3–2 in the final, giving them their first title.

Ferenc Puskás

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Hungary revolutionized the sport in the 1950s, laying the tactical fundamentals of Total Football and dominating international football with the remarkable Golden Team which included legend Ferenc Puskás, top goalscorer of the 20th century, to whom FIFA dedicated its newest award, the Puskás Award. Centred around the dynamic and potent quartet of strikers Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, attacking half-back József Bozsik and withdrawn striker Nándor Hidegkuti, the Aranycsapat ("Golden Team") of the "Magnificent Magyars" captivated the football world with an exciting brand of play with innovative tactical nuances.
A prolific forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played 4 international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues.

Hungarian Football Federation

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The Hungary national football team (Magyar labdarúgó-válogatott) represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.
It organizes the Hungarian league and the Hungarian national team.

Match of the Century (1953 England v Hungary football match)

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The side of that era has the all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world, with 2230 in 1954, and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games, spanning over four years and including matches such as the Match of the Century.
On 25 November 1953, an international football match was played between Hungary—then the world's number one ranked team, the Olympic champions and on a run of 24 unbeaten games, and England, that became known as the Match of the Century.

1986 FIFA World Cup

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Despite these achievements, the Hungarian team faced a severe drought starting from their elimination at the 1986 World Cup, failing to qualify to a major tournament for 30 years and reaching their lowest FIFA ranking (87) in 1996 as well as finishing sixth in their group of Euro 2008 qualifiers before qualifying to Euro 2016, where they made their best European Championship performance in over 40 years after reaching the round of 16.
, this was the last time that Hungary, Canada, Iraq and Northern Ireland qualified for the finals.

Imre Schlosser

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The top scorer of the two matches was Imre Schlosser who scored seven goals.
The son of Artúr Schlosser and Artúrné Lakatos, Schlosser made his debut for Hungary on 7 October 1906, aged 16 years, 361 days, in a 4–4 draw with Bohemia.

UEFA Euro 2016

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Despite these achievements, the Hungarian team faced a severe drought starting from their elimination at the 1986 World Cup, failing to qualify to a major tournament for 30 years and reaching their lowest FIFA ranking (87) in 1996 as well as finishing sixth in their group of Euro 2008 qualifiers before qualifying to Euro 2016, where they made their best European Championship performance in over 40 years after reaching the round of 16.
Returning to the final tournament after long absences were Belgium for the first time since co-hosting Euro 2000, and Hungary for the first time in 44 years, having last appeared at Euro 1972, and 30 years since appearing in a major tournament, their previous one being the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Indonesia national football team

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The first match was played against Dutch East Indies and Hungary won 6–0.
The Indonesian team was eliminated by the Hungary national team in the first round and has not qualified for the World Cup since this defeat.

Switzerland national football team

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Between 1927 and 1930, Hungary participated in the Europa Cup, which is considered to be the first international tournament, with Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, and Yugoslavia.
Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0.

György Sárosi

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In the quarter-finals, Hungary faced neighbouring arch-rivals Austria but lost 2–1, the only Hungarian goal coming from György Sárosi.
Sárosi was a complete footballer renowned for his versatility and technique among other things, and he played in several positions for Ferencváros TC and Hungary.

England national football team

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Hungary lost 7–0 to England and thus were eliminated.
A 6–3 loss in 1953 to Hungary, was their second defeat by a foreign team at Wembley.

World Football Elo Ratings

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The side of that era has the all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world, with 2230 in 1954, and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games, spanning over four years and including matches such as the Match of the Century.

Austria national football team

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Between 1927 and 1930, Hungary participated in the Europa Cup, which is considered to be the first international tournament, with Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, and Yugoslavia. During World War I Hungary played Austria 16 times.
However, in the same year, Austria failed for the first time to qualify for the World Cup in the 1966 edition, ending third against a still-strong Hungary and East Germany; they only earned a draw.

Czechoslovakia national football team

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Between 1927 and 1930, Hungary participated in the Europa Cup, which is considered to be the first international tournament, with Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, and Yugoslavia.
While part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bohemia played its first international on 1 April 1906, a 1–1 draw with Hungary in Budapest.

Poland national football team

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In the first match Hungary beat Poland but in the second round they lost to Egypt.
Poland would play its first official international match on 18 December 1921 in Budapest, where the side lost to Hungary 1–0.

Golden Team

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Hungary revolutionized the sport in the 1950s, laying the tactical fundamentals of Total Football and dominating international football with the remarkable Golden Team which included legend Ferenc Puskás, top goalscorer of the 20th century, to whom FIFA dedicated its newest award, the Puskás Award. Centred around the dynamic and potent quartet of strikers Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, attacking half-back József Bozsik and withdrawn striker Nándor Hidegkuti, the Aranycsapat ("Golden Team") of the "Magnificent Magyars" captivated the football world with an exciting brand of play with innovative tactical nuances.
The Golden Team (Aranycsapat; also known as the Mighty Magyars, the Marvellous Magyars, the Magnificent Magyars, or the Magical Magyars) refers to the Hungary national football team of the 1950s.

Ferenc Sas

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In the semi-final at the Parc des Princes, Paris, Hungary beat Sweden 5–1 with goals by Ferenc Sas and Sárosi and a hat-trick by Zsengellér.
With the Hungary he played in the final of the World Cup 1938.

Sándor Kocsis

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Centred around the dynamic and potent quartet of strikers Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis, attacking half-back József Bozsik and withdrawn striker Nándor Hidegkuti, the Aranycsapat ("Golden Team") of the "Magnificent Magyars" captivated the football world with an exciting brand of play with innovative tactical nuances.
Sándor Péter Kocsis (21 September 1929 – 22 July 1979) was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, FC Barcelona and Hungary as a striker.

Gyula Zsengellér

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Sárosi and Gyula Zsengellér each scored twice while Vilmos Kohut and Toldi scored one goal each.
A legend of Újpest FC, he is most famous for his part in taking the Hungarian national team to the 1938 World Cup Final.

Sweden national football team

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In the semi-final at the Parc des Princes, Paris, Hungary beat Sweden 5–1 with goals by Ferenc Sas and Sárosi and a hat-trick by Zsengellér.
In the semi-final match against Hungary, Sweden lost 1–5.

1938 FIFA World Cup Final

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In the final, Hungary faced Italy at the Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, but lost 4–2.
It was contested by Italy and Hungary.

Football at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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In the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Hungary beat Romania 2–1 with a goal each from Czibor and Kocsis in the preliminary round.
The Football tournament at the 1952 Summer Olympics was won by Hungary.

Géza Toldi

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The goals were scored by Pál Teleki, Géza Toldi (2) and Jenő Vincze.
He played for Ferencvárosi TC, and from 1934 to 1938 for the Hungarian national team, serving as captain in 1936.

Károly Fogl

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During this period the Fogl brothers (József and Károly Fogl) played in the national team.
Károly Fogl, also known as Károly Fogoly, "Károly Újpesti" and "Fogl II" (19 January 1895 – 12 January 1969) was a Hungarian footballer who played for Újpest FC, as well as representing the Hungarian national football team at the 1924 Summer Olympics.