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Hungary coach out after poor World Cup campaign

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Budapest (AFP) – Hungary said Tuesday it has parted company with national football coach Bernd Storck after a disappointing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

“The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) board has agreed unanimously to accept Bernd Storck’s mutually agreed departure,” Jeno Sipos, an MLSZ spokesman, told reporters in Budapest.

Hungary coach out after poor World Cup campaign

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Budapest (AFP) – Hungary said Tuesday it has parted company with national football coach Bernd Storck after a disappointing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

“The Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) board has agreed unanimously to accept Bernd Storck’s mutually agreed departure,” Jeno Sipos, an MLSZ spokesman, told reporters in Budapest.

Hungary coach Storck keeps job despite Andorra loss

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Budapest (AFP) – Hungary’s national football coach Bernd Storck narrowly avoided the sack Thursday after the local federation decided to keep him on despite a shock defeat against minnows Andorra last week, widely seen as the Magyars’ worst ever result.

“We are giving Bernd Storck another chance” said Sandor Csanyi head of the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) in a statement after a marathon board meeting also attended by the German.

Hungary coach Storck keeps job despite Andorra loss

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Budapest (AFP) – Hungary’s national football coach Bernd Storck narrowly avoided the sack Thursday after the local federation decided to keep him on despite a shock defeat against minnows Andorra last week, widely seen as the Magyars’ worst ever result.

“We are giving Bernd Storck another chance” said Sandor Csanyi head of the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) in a statement after a marathon board meeting also attended by the German.

Hungary’s amateur African all-stars battle prejudice

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Budapest (AFP) The bongo drum means only one thing in Hungarian football: Internationale CDF, a team mostly of African immigrants ripping up the amateur leagues and challenging prejudices, are on the pitch.

"We go win forever! We love Jesus!" roars the dreadlocked Theophilus, 38, the team's self-appointed spiritual healer and djembe drummer, during a recent away match in the industrial town of Tiszaujvaros.

Hungary’s amateur African all-stars battle prejudice

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Budapest (AFP) The bongo drum means only one thing in Hungarian football: Internationale CDF, a team mostly of African immigrants ripping up the amateur leagues and challenging prejudices, are on the pitch.

"We go win forever! We love Jesus!" roars the dreadlocked Theophilus, 38, the team's self-appointed spiritual healer and djembe drummer, during a recent away match in the industrial town of Tiszaujvaros.

Hungary orchestra leaves opera to watch Euro 2016 game on TV

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Budapest (AFP) A Budapest orchestra did not let their opera performance get in the way of watching Hungary's Euro 2016 game, dashing backstage mid-show to watch a crucial game on TV.

With Hungary losing 1-0 against Iceland in a Group F tie, Hungarian RadioSymphonyOrchestra musicians downed instruments between Acts of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" opera to catch the closing stages.

Hungary orchestra leaves opera to watch Euro 2016 game on TV

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Budapest (AFP) A Budapest orchestra did not let their opera performance get in the way of watching Hungary's Euro 2016 game, dashing backstage mid-show to watch a crucial game on TV.

With Hungary losing 1-0 against Iceland in a Group F tie, Hungarian RadioSymphonyOrchestra musicians downed instruments between Acts of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" opera to catch the closing stages.

Hungary relish Euro feast after decades of famine

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Budapest (AFP) As Hungary counts down to its first participation in a major tournament for three decades, long-forgotten football fever is back.

The "Magical Magyars" were the best side in the world in the 1950s when Ferenc Puskas and his fabled teammates were in their prime, famously thrashing England 7-1 in 1954.

Hungary relish Euro feast after decades of famine

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Budapest (AFP) As Hungary counts down to its first participation in a major tournament for three decades, long-forgotten football fever is back.

The "Magical Magyars" were the best side in the world in the 1950s when Ferenc Puskas and his fabled teammates were in their prime, famously thrashing England 7-1 in 1954.

‘Demi-God’ Dzsudzsak shakes Hungary out of slumber

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Budapest (AFP) Balazs Dzsudzsak roared the words that inspired Hungary to a play-off win and a place in a major tournment for the first time in three decades.

"We might never have this chance again, no-one's going to stop us qualifying! Not Norway, not even the best team in the world!" Dzsudzsak (pronounced 'Joo-jak') shouted at his team in the dressing room in Budapest last November.

‘Demi-God’ Dzsudzsak shakes Hungary out of slumber

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Budapest (AFP) Balazs Dzsudzsak roared the words that inspired Hungary to a play-off win and a place in a major tournment for the first time in three decades.

"We might never have this chance again, no-one's going to stop us qualifying! Not Norway, not even the best team in the world!" Dzsudzsak (pronounced 'Joo-jak') shouted at his team in the dressing room in Budapest last November.

Relic of Puskas glory days bulldozed in Hungary

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Budapest (AFP) As Hungary count down to Euro 2016 and face Germany in a friendly on Saturday, a relic of their glory days as a world-beating side has just been demolished in Budapest: the communist-era Ferenc Puskas stadium.

It was here, watched by almost 100,000 spectators, that the legendary 'Magical Magyars' were kings, famously thrashing England 7-1 in 1954, still the Three Lions' heaviest ever defeat.

Relic of Puskas glory days bulldozed in Hungary

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Budapest (AFP) As Hungary count down to Euro 2016 and face Germany in a friendly on Saturday, a relic of their glory days as a world-beating side has just been demolished in Budapest: the communist-era Ferenc Puskas stadium.

It was here, watched by almost 100,000 spectators, that the legendary 'Magical Magyars' were kings, famously thrashing England 7-1 in 1954, still the Three Lions' heaviest ever defeat.

Ivory Coast trio to miss Hungary friendly

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Abidjan (AFP) Ivory Coast will be without star trio Serge Aurier, Gervinho and Yaya Toure for a friendly against Hungary on May 20 in Budapest, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said Thursday.

Several players are missing because of club duty such as Paris Saint-Germain defender Aurier, Hebei China Fortune forward Gervinho and Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba of Turkish side Rizespor.

Ivory Coast trio to miss Hungary friendly

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Abidjan (AFP) Ivory Coast will be without star trio Serge Aurier, Gervinho and Yaya Toure for a friendly against Hungary on May 20 in Budapest, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said Thursday.

Several players are missing because of club duty such as Paris Saint-Germain defender Aurier, Hebei China Fortune forward Gervinho and Ousmane Viera Diarrassouba of Turkish side Rizespor.

Sweden Hungary Review plus San Marino Preview

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This is probably the hardest post I have had to write so far. When you are as big of a fan of a team as I am of Sweden, then a game like the one against Hungary really hurts. Lets start things off: I really thought we were going to win this one. All signs prior to the game had pointed in that direction.

Oranje monsterscore while Sweden slips up!

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The Dutch football team translated the big difference in quality between the number one and the number last on the world ranking into a historic win of 11-0. The good news kept on coming, as Hungary beat Sweden (2-1) later in Budapest.

As a result, Van Marwijk's men are virtually qualified [read more]

Preview: Sweden-Ukraine Friendly

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Writing a blog about football means having to admit that you are wrong more often than not. In this latest instance, it was my idea about whom Hamren was going to select for the friendly against the Ukraine tomorrow. I was wrong about Mellberg (vacation), Ibrahimovic (vacation), Martin Olsson (who knows why?

Time to Exorcise Some Demons

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The day is finally here. The Huns of Budapest finally return to the scene of their most heinous crime. For Finland, it's time to stand tall and bury their most horrifying memory.

As the big game has drawn closer, more and more media outlets have relived the horror of October 11th 1997.

FIFA

FIFA chief Infantino hails Leicester’s ‘beautiful football story’

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday hailed Leicester City's unlikely English Premier League triumph as a "fairytale" come true.

"It's a fairytale. It's one of these beautiful football stories that only football can write and no one would have believed possible at the beginning of the season," Infantino told reporters on the sidelines of the UEFA congress in Budapest.

FIFA chief Infantino hails Leicester’s ‘beautiful football story’

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday hailed Leicester City's unlikely English Premier League triumph as a "fairytale" come true.

"It's a fairytale. It's one of these beautiful football stories that only football can write and no one would have believed possible at the beginning of the season," Infantino told reporters on the sidelines of the UEFA congress in Budapest.

FIFA leader Infantino aims to name deputy within months

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday he is aiming to name a secretary general within months and already has "a couple" of names in mind.

Infantino, who was elected in February to take over leadership of football's scandal-tainted world body, said that his new deputy would not be European.

FIFA leader Infantino aims to name deputy within months

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Budapest (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday he is aiming to name a secretary general within months and already has "a couple" of names in mind.

Infantino, who was elected in February to take over leadership of football's scandal-tainted world body, said that his new deputy would not be European.

Jeffrey Webb confirmed as CONCACAF leader

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Cayman Islands FA president Jeffrey Webb is now the 4th president of the CONCACAF confederation. He was the lone candidate for the position (29 nominations out of the 40 members) and was voted by acclamation at the CONCACAF congress in Budapest today. Webb has the administrative experience from years of service at the national FA, CFU, CONCACAF, and FIFA committees, and has accumulated the contacts that go along with such service.

Webb Elected CONCACAF President

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Jeffrey Webb is now officially the president of CONCACAF. Webb was elected on Wednesday in Budapest during CONCACAF's meeting as part of FIFA's Congress. Webb ran unopposed. Representing the Cayman Islands, Webb was previously president of the Caribbean Football Union, a subsidiary of CONCACAF. "Over the last year our mission and our vision have been blurred, from lawyers, to audit reports to compensation, we have deviated from our mission," Webb said in his acceptance speech.

Lydia Nsekera será la primer mujer en integrar el Comité Ejecutivo de FIFA

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Lydia Nsekera, Presidenta de la Asociación de Futbol de Burundi, será la primer mujer que forme parte del selecto Comité Ejecutivo de la FIFA. Esto ocurre como consecuencia de las reformas aplicadas, las cuales tienen como objetivo modificar los estatutos, generando una importante reestructuracióm.

Tall = Good? Taller = Better? Height and Football

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It wasn't all that long ago when playing midfield seemed to require more height than ever to crowd the center of the pitch. As a matter of fact, the average height of professional footballers has been increasing for a number of years now. The latest Professional Football Players Observatory report of the demographics of footballers in Europe reveals that players in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Denmark on average are around 1.

AFP

Frenchwoman Hardouin wins landmark role on UEFA executive

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Budapest (AFP) European football's governing body UEFA elected Frenchwoman Florence Hardouin as its first female executive member in a landmark vote at a congress in Budapest on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old Hardouin, French Football Federation (FFF) director general, won by 33 votes to 21 against her rival candidate, the former Norwegian international Karen Espelund, 55, who has been a co-opted member of UEFA's Executive Committee since 2012.

Frenchwoman Hardouin wins landmark role on UEFA executive

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Budapest (AFP) European football's governing body UEFA elected Frenchwoman Florence Hardouin as its first female executive member in a landmark vote at a congress in Budapest on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old Hardouin, French Football Federation (FFF) director general, won by 33 votes to 21 against her rival candidate, the former Norwegian international Karen Espelund, 55, who has been a co-opted member of UEFA's Executive Committee since 2012.

Eurocopa

Jogo 0866/2011 - Elim. Euro 2012 - Hungria 0x0 Finlândia

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Eurocopa de 2012, foi realizado no dia 11/10/2011, na cidade de Budapest-HUN, onde jogaram as seleções da Hungria (27º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Finlândia (72º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
1998Helsinki 11/10/1997 FIN1:1 (0:0)HUN First stage1998Budapest 01/09/1996 HUN1:0 (1:0)FIN First stage
Eliminatórias Continentais
Helsinki 12/10/2010 FIN1:2 (0:0)HUN 1980Debrecen 17/10/1979 HUN3:1 (2:0)FIN Preliminary round1980Helsinki 20/09/1978 FIN2:1 (1:0)HUN Preliminary round
Amistosos
2001Budapest 25/04/2001 HUN0:0FIN 1955Helsinki 19/05/1955 FIN1:9HUN 1952Helsinki 22/06/1952 FIN1:6HUN 1951Budapest 18/11/1951 HUN8:0FIN 1943Helsinki 15/09/1943 FIN0:3HUN 1923Budapest 19/08/1923 HUN3:1FIN 1922Helsinki 13/07/1922 FIN1:5HUN
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Alberto Undiano Malleco-SPA


Jogo 0740/2011 - Elim. Euro 2012 - Moldávia 0x2 Hungria

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Euro 2012, foi realizado no dia 06/09/2011, na cidade de Chisinau-MDA, onde jogaram as seleções da Moldávia (88º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Hungria (45º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:

Budapest 07/09/2010 HUN2:1 (0:0)MDA 2008Chisinau 17/11/2007 MDA3:0 (2:0)HUN 2008Budapest 28/03/2007 HUN2:0 (1:0)MDA
Amistosos
2001Budapest 20/11/2002 HUN1:1 (0:1)MDA 2001Chisinau 27/03/2002 MDA0:2 (0:1)HUN 1999Budapest 18/08/1999 HUN1:1MDA
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Ivan Bebek (CRO)

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Vilmos Vanczak, aos 7 minutos do primeiro tempo.

Jogo 0388/2011 - Eliminatórias Euro 2012 - San Marino 0x3 Hungria

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Eurocopa 2012, foi realizado no dia 07/06/2011, na cidade de Serravalle-SMR, no Stadio Olimpico, onde jogaram as seleções de San Marino (202º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Hungria (52º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Budapest 08/10/2010 HUN8:0 (4:0)SMR 2004Serravalle 11/06/2003 SMR0:5 (0:2)HUN 2004Budapest 16/10/2002 HUN3:0 (0:0)SMR



O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Pavle Radovanovic_MNE

O primeiro gol da Hungria, foi de Zoltan Liptak, aos 40 minutos do primeiro tempo, ele que é jogador do Videoton-HUN, que marcou seu primeiro gol pela seleção nacional.

The Rest

Match Of The Past: Newcastle United

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It is now forty-three years since Newcastle United last won a major trophy, but last season saw Alan Pardew restore a little pride to the club with a fifth place finish in the Premier League which brought with it the return of European football to St James Park next season. On todays match of the past, though, we are going back to when silverware was just part of life for the supporters of this club, starting with a compilation of highlights from their FA Cup final appearances of 1951, 1952 and 1955.

El aerosol 9-15 en las puertas del Mundial

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03.06.2012 - A doce años de que el periodista argentino Pablo Silva ofreciera su aerosol a la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino, la Conmebol decide su utilización en los partidos (oficiales) por Eliminatorias mundialistas sudamericanas.
La decisión se adoptó el pasado 23 de mayo en Budapest (Hungría) en una reunión que sostuvo el presidente, Nicolás Leoz, con los demás miembros del Comité Ejecutivo de la Conmebol.

400 Athletic Bilbao fans travelled to Hungary to see the Europa League Final (which was held in Romania)

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Athletic Bilbao last won silverware in 1984, so fans of the popular Basque side travelled in their droves to attend the Europa League Final earlier this week for a chance to witness a rekindling of their former glory. Sadly, Falcao and ten other Atletico Madrid players were 3-0 victors on the night, which was particularly hard news to take for the 400 Athletic Club fans who travelled to Hungary for the game by mistake.

Caribbean asserts its numerical advantage in CONCACAF presidential race

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CONCACAF announced a few days ago that Jeffrey Webb, a banker and current president of the Cayman Islands FA, will be the only candidate for the CONCACAF presidency. The vote won't occur until CONCACAF's Extraordinary Congress in Budapest in late May, but given that Webb received endorsements from 25 of the 40 member associations, something significant would have to happen for him to lose support.

Pospuesto el partido Pumas Morelos - Mérida

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El encuentro de la fecha 6 de La Liga de Ascenso del Clausura 2012 entre Pumas Morelos contra Mérida y que debía haberse realizado este sábado 11 de febrero en el Estadio Centenario de Cuernavaca a las 16:00 hrs., se ha pospuesto debido a compromisos internacionales del club Local y la nueva fecha de celebración será el próximo día miércoles 7 de marzo en el mismo escenario y a la misma hora.

African football’s name of the week #15

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Game Intelligence unearths the latest in a long line of fantastic names to come out of African football... This week: Foxi Kéthévoama - Central African Republic (Kecskeméti TE) Central African Republic's biggest footballing star made a name for himself in Gabon, ... Continue reading →

Debrecen v PSV Eindhoven - Europa League

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Florints Against the Machine
Debrecen 1-2 PSV Eindhoven (21:10:10)
The first rule of the EFW Oktoberfest is that you should talk about the EFW Oktoberfest. Although you might find this hard to believe - I normally take a couple of notes at games I attend. However, upon my return from four days in Hungary and Slovakia, my notes consisted of just four words and read thus: Florints Against the Machine.