FOOTBALL - Click Read More to see some key facts concerning Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Hungary and Netherlands.
21 - HUN and SWE share all-time lead in Olympic Modern Pentathlon medals with 21 each. Both also lead with 9 golds. Click ‘Read More’ to see the complete countdown from 100 until today.
FOOTBALL - It was 4 July 1954. West Germany played against Hungary for the FIFA World Cup Final. Although he was not fully fit in time, Ferenc Puskás was back in the Hungarian lineup for the final match. In the 6th minute Ferenc Puskás scored the 0-1 for Hungary. One minute later Zoltán Czibor scored the 0-2. Exactly 11 minutes after the 0-2 it was 2-2 with goals of Max Morlock and Helmut Rahn. Six minutes from the end Helmut Rahn scored his second goal of the game. West Germany had beaten the mighty Magyars and won the 1954 World Cup.
FOOTBALL - If Ferenc Puskás were alive today, he would be celebrating his 85th birthday. Leader of the Mighty Magyars, possibly one of the best national football teams in history, the Hungarian ace was also one of the spearheads of the golden Real Madrid team of the 1950s and 1960s. Click here to read his profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame. About the ‘fat chap’ who helped destroy England at Wembley. Meet ‘The Galloping Major’.
Shares birthday with: Hans Christian Andersen, Émile Zola, Sir Alec Guinness