Switzerland 1954 – Groups Stage

Switzerland 1954 groups stageThe first group (France, Brazil, Yugoslavia, Mexico), one “leader”, France, drops! According to French specialists, the team is not bad for football, but is much stronger in the game … whiteness. The winners here are Brazil and Yugoslavia. After their victories in the first round against Mexico, respectively, with 5:0 and 1:0 in France, “Carioca” and “floating” your smarter a strategic draw – 1:1 and company (and even easy) jump over the barrier to the quarterfinals. “The cocks” fight hard “Sombrero” with 3:2 in their last match of this World, but what good … In the second group (Hungary, Germany, Turkey, Korea) were injected 41 goals in 5 matches! Average of 8.2 goals per game! Reasonably question arises: “But those I have played football?” Awesome record, which will never be repeated. The main merit of this performance is especially big difference in the class of teams. To be specific: Hungary, Korea – 9:0, Turkey-Germany – 1:4, Hungary, Germany – 8:3!, Turkey, Korea – 7:0 and supplemented. Turkey-Germany match – 2:7. Impressions: first part of the Asian team in World Cup history (hardly ever Asia will want to remember it!). Record victory in history – 9:0! (however, this difference will be repeated in 1974. repeated 3rd time and in 1982. but not improved!) Hungary defeated Germany! With 8:3! Puskas – 2 goals, Hidegkuti – 2, Kochi – 3 in his element. Most surprising is that this result is not perceived as a great surprise for your time. On the contrary! At that time Hungary was unbeatable (if?). After the whole 4 years and 31 matches without loss, all concur that the Hungarians have only a walk to Bern, Geneva, Basel, to be crowned. The world is frightening, touched, fascinated “by the unseen and particularly brilliant manner in which they play. Incredible double resonance has great impact, which affix to the homeland of Hungary England football, a year before the World Cup. The English are dispelled in 6:3 with “soft” th football – Wembley Stadium and 7:1 in Budapest! Phenomenal, right! And the Germans? Nobody, not even for a moment and not think that the “old fox” Herbeger September, coach, think terrible plans. Why is it preferred to become a pratfall, sending a “slaughter” their team with 8 players back on the field? A “driver” Turkey is crushed cockroach. Keto boot from Germany – 4:1 and 7:2. Let him pick those smart heads who have decided that not still killed hydra Germany is weaker team. Only in the third group (Austria, Uruguay, Scotland, Czechoslovakia), it appears that FIFA is properly designated “drivers. Austria and Uruguay have no problems with his first ranking. Both teams easily defeated the other two: Scotland and Czechoslovakia, respectively, 1:0 and 5:0 and 7:0 and 2:0. But I notice – Scottish collect for 16 goals and only 3 Czechs, ie 4 times less! Strange but true. In the fourth group (Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium) hosts are not favored in any way, not even down to the drivers ( “drivers” are England and Italy). This May is the only World Championship, which the householder is over helped only a little. However, Switzerland, 2 times defeated their southern neighbor, twice world champion with Italy in the regular 2:1 and 4:1 (!) In the additional game. One more “patrician”, arrived with large suitcases, clamp them to go home! The best and most-contested match in this group, however, is that between the other 2 teams – England, Belgium – 4:4. The rest is considered reasonably – England-Switzerland – 2:0 and Italy-Belgium – 4:0.

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