Posts Tagged ‘world champion’

Sweden 1958 – The Final

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Brazil 1958 finalHowever, VI World Championship has an official finish. For joy! Against one another are the most decent. So far – no loss, with only one draw. Deserved! Something curious: Sweden and Brazil are the only ones in this World Cup, playing with golden-yellow shirts. One of them will have to come up with a backup team. “Short stick” falls on the Brazilians. They will play in blue. Is it a bad omen? Swedes have already secured the silver – previously unknown success, unique and never thereafter. But the appetite comes with eating and more in the 4th marks Lihodolm minutes – 1:0 for Sweden. Will the miracle? … No! Against Tre Kronur are stood not only 11 excellent, great players (Brazil has always kidded inimitable masters of the leather ball), but also a superb team. Improvisation are subject to a lean organization in the game of the composition, skillfully led by coach Feola outside and “playmaker” Diddy inside. Dual attacks are not an end in itself, a path to successful implementation of total superiority. Soon the result was equalized by Vava, then again he displayed his first. After the break came the turn of Pele. His performance in celebration of the third goal (goalkeeper transferred to an external shock folded by air – fantastic “drop sheet”) and now appears as cinema textbooks in football, but so far no one has repeated. Mario “Lobo” ( “Ant”) Zagata increased to 4:1. Swedes do what they can, to defend with honor, even counter-attacked, occasionally – Simonson reduces the difference, but shortly before the end Pele again no mistake – 5:2. Brazil is the champion of the world. After 5 ‘attempts to fly “at last the greatest in football is in the highest float freely, gently, beautifully, naturally! Brazilian-born is a legend. She parades around the world with clarions already 50 years for great joy and pleasure of all. Ideraldo master Bellini takes the Cup. After him and others. First kiss with Golden Nike “is not never forget. A nation falls into euphoria, no! a nation falls into insanity, a nation crying with happiness. Date of 29 June is declared a national holiday. Fighters accompanied the presidential plane, which is harvested characters. In Rio millions of them welcome. Chanted the names of their favorites to fit. These names will remain forever inscribed in golden letters in the folk memory. Brazil celebrates its first big victory. There will be more … (more…)

Switzerland 1954 – The finals

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Switzerland 1954 finalSemi-finals! In one measure is met – Hungary beat Uruguay to 4:2. But attention! – After extra time. Well, though the opponent is not anyone Acting World Champion is at this moment. Experts said there is no cause for alarm. Kochi – 2 goals, and Hidegkuti Tsibor of 1 are still alive to curse the enemy and just secured another 30 minutes “bread” for the spectacle of journalists and other … And what do the Germans? The largest among them – the brothers Fritz and Ottmar Walter in 2 times, and Schefer Morlok once “sting” Austrians “to death”. Particularly unexpected but fully deserved the loss from Austria – 1:6. A view of the German team began to change not by days but by hours … Approaching the finale. One team is clear as the sun, like everyone predicted – Hungary. Deserted him “Puskas wolf”! Natrashka herd the whole world, including unexpected sacrificial lamb for the final – Germany. Are deposed world champion and runners-up. Hungarian czardas “admired by football lovers around the world. The names of the gun, Tsibor, Kochi, Christmas, Hidegkuti, Groshich are already legend. Is it worth to play this “excess” finale? Does it make sense? Yes, there is a sense! Because the unpredictability of football is proven once again because they are the Hungarians are the worst play czardas in their lives. (more…)

Italy 1934 – Direct Eliminations

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Italy 1934Italy won fair and square household in sharp rivalry with 12 European countries. Football is becoming increasingly popular and the football World Cup has become one of the most famous, most popular and most desired sports events in the world, along with the Olympic Games. The formula to them with a different 2 years, also contributes to the rise of the two forums. Great novelty of this World Championship is a scheme which provides for 16-s team directly from the first elimination game. (This scheme will be repeated only once – the next). Another novelty is the introduction of qualifications for the World Championship standings (records are part of more than 16). Therefore, qualifications will be something essential, irrevocable, will be part of the game, so to speak, but then it happened for the first time. There is no a surprise. Favorites with ease and take his rank for the final round. For the first time in the history of the football World Cup and Bulgaria is involved in the fight for a place under the sun, but still its too far from the truth – two losses in Hungary with 1:4 in Sofia and Budapest, one in Vienna in Austria with 1:6, the famous “Vundertim, which is a clear favorite for the title of World Championship II (no loss since April 1931). So – we are still at home, and Hungarians and Austrians pride march in Rome at the opening, along with another 14 representatives of their countries: Italy, Spain, Austria, France, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Belgium Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, USA and Egypt. Big splash is the lack of Uruguay. For the first and last time in the history of the football World Cup, the world champion will not defend his crown and throne! And why? (more…)