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Sweden 1958 – The Quarter and Semi Finals

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Sweden 1958 semi-finalThe overall conclusion after playing in the finals is that the teams played extra games, obviously not recovered his power, but the mere turn of the championship obviously shows that those who go the semifinals, are the most dignified “square” in world football in 1950. But what happened in the 4 game, which was “cut head” of the other 4? Swedes are definitely better than the players of the USSR – 2:0, Germany is “sweating and struggling, but many will score the winning goal – 1:0 against Yugoslavia. The French more than firm against Red-haired North Ireland – 4:0. And the Brazilians? Tough match against Wales. Sammy makes his case. Terrible play somehow, even frivolous. You can tell that they are much better, but .. However, and this match will go down in history. The first goal for Brazil’s Pele! Will take years. King (only 17 years in Sweden ’58) will play over 1300 games, will score over 1200 goals, but in hundreds of interviews will argue that he has never scored a more important and more beautiful goal from the one which beat Brazil Wales 1:0. And indeed: Pele is the boundary of the box with his back toward the door. Took the ball to chest, and take it with her right leg above the transfer head, rotates 180 degrees to the left leg and crashing it into the network. All this – without the ball to touch the ground. Virtuoso! (more…)