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Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 5 – The Miracle of Bern

No.5: The Miracle of Bern (Switzerland, 1954) The wonderful Hungarian team of the 1950’s are one of the most commonly forgotten when it comes to the greatest soccer sides of all time. They played with a class, a quality and a swagger that made them a truly formidable outfit and on the cusp of the 1954 tournament they were by far the strongest team on the planet; unbeaten in four...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hungary to submit bid co-host Euro 2020

Hungary's football federation says it will submit a bid for Budapest to be one of the 13 venues to co-host the 2020 European Championship. Federation chairman Sandor Csanyi said Tuesday that the capital's Ferenc Puskas Stadium, planned to be renovated and expanded by 2017 with capacity for 65,000 spectators, could potentially host the semifinals and final of Euro 2020. The...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA Ferenc Puskas Award 2012: The Nominees

The past 12 months have seen some spellbinding in world football, and for the fourth time, one goal will be awarded as the best scored in the Ferenc Puskas award. So if you haven’t seen the goals nominated they can all be viewed in links below and at the end of the article, I’ll be giving you my opinion on which of these stunning goals has been the best.   Neymar Brazilian star...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ghana’s Agyemang-badu Misses Out On Fifa Goal Of The Year Award

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu fails to make three-man shortlist for FIFA Goal of the Year Award Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has failed to make the three-man shortlist for the FIFA Goal of the Year Award. The 21-year-old’s superb volley against  Guinea at the 2012 Nations Cup was amongst an initial shortlist of 10 for the prestigious Puskas award. The Udinese midfielder however...
Via Ghanasoccernet
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

FIFA won't add Zlatan as goal award candidate

FIFA says it will not add Zlatan Ibrahimovic's astonishing overhead kick goal against England as a late entry to be named best goal in 2012. Ibrahimovic scored his fourth goal in Sweden's 4-2 victory Wednesday several hours after voting opened at 1400 GMT for 10 approved Puskas Award candidates. FIFA says ''given that a number of votes have already been cast for...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Hungary football great Sandor Kocsis honored

The remains of Hungarian football great Sandor Kocsis, a forward on the famed Golden Team in the 1950s and later for Barcelona, have been repatriated and will be buried in St. Stephen's Basilica on Friday. Kocsis, who would have been 83 on Friday, was the top scorer at the 1954 World Cup with 11 goals. After dominating opponents in the early rounds, Hungary was shocked 3-2 in...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Real Madrid great Jose Zarraga dies at 81

Former Real Madrid great Jose Maria Zarraga, who helped the Spanish powerhouse to a record five straight European Cups, died Tuesday. He was 81. The team announced his death without giving a cause. Zarraga played in midfield for a team that included Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas and which won the European Cup every year between 1956-60, plus six Spanish league titles and...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

The Puskas Award 2011: Videos Of The Ten Contenders

FIFA have released their 10 nominees for the Puskas Award for best goal of the season, which includes Wayne Rooney's scissor kick against Manchester City. The Puskas Award is of course named after the legendary Ferenc Puskas and has been given annually for the past three years with Cristiano Ronaldo winning it in the first edition in 2009 and Hamit Altintop in 2010. The...
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November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

II Grande Torino To La Grande Inter - The Tale Of A Father And His Son

This article was originally published on The Hard Tackle. 'I played against your father. You did him proud and I want to give you my shirt.' - Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas said this to Sandro Mazzola after Inter won against the Madrid giants in European Cup (1964). “With great power, comes great responsibility” reads a great line from a very famous flick...
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November 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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