How Hungary's Government Sabotaged Their Own World Cup Dreams

  • Publisert 22 dager siden

    HITC Sevens

    Runtime: 14:20

    Hungary's Golden Team of the late 1940s and mid-late 1950s is undoubtedly one of the finest national football / soccer teams ever assembled, yet they never managed to get their hands on the FIFA World Cup.
    The Magical Magyars only flaw tended to be conceding too many goals, yet the Hungarian Government sacrificed their best centre-back in 1951 to send a political message to the nation's most famous footballers.
    In this short documentary, HITC Sevens takes a look at the life and career of Sandor Szucs, a man who could have led Hungary to the 1954 World Cup were it not for committing the crime of love.

Costin
Costin

Just like Romania, trainers and Government killed it.

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Ajiid Hussein
Ajiid Hussein

you talk alot bro...make the content small and understandable i dont watch your full videos coz its like you reading a books

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Luke Andris
Luke Andris

Wow I have never heared of Szűcs Sándor and his story. And you did all the reshearch about Hungary's history at that time, I think this is one of the best documentary like videos I have ever watched.

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Barnabás Böröndi
Barnabás Böröndi

He has some hungary in him he make too mutch videos about hungarian football btw Love from hungary

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Tamás Endrődi
Tamás Endrődi

As an Újpest fan, i am very thankful for this video. Love your other videos as well! Everyone should show these kind of stories to their friends who think socialism or communism would be good for their country.

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DréHill
DréHill

Hungary deserved the world cup title in 1954. And what about Kubala? He also could have played for Hungary in 1954...

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SF.DC
SF.DC

I love Hungary and its people (Sándor Puhl) was one of the finest referee ever, but viktor kassai is a corrupt referee.

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SF.DC
SF.DC

@Balint Biro I can't find his reaction interview about that game. such a shocking officiating deserved to be questioned and interviewed.

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Balint Biro
Balint Biro

@SF.DC Nah, I don't like him, but he is a decent referee, just like I said a few times his biggest problem is that he rely on his assistants too much and I agree with you, that red card was undeserved and it changed the game flow, but the only reason we know this, because we rewatched that foul multiple times, he has only seen it once and from an angle which wasn't favourable. I agree that he isn't great, but the corrupt bullshit is a joke.

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SF.DC
SF.DC

@Balint Biro that red card was undeserved and viktor kassai influenced the outcome of the game. I understand you're a magyar, you have a different point of view for your fellow countryman.

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Balint Biro
Balint Biro

@SF.DC you know when there is an offside decision, the referee asks his assistant if it was offside or not, if the assistants say it was an offside the referee says okay it is an offside then, also I remember that match Real played way better than Bayern and Ronaldo's first goal was indeed offside, but it was a close call and the second offside goal was in the last few minutes when Bayern visible gave up. Finally, if you wanna blame someone for that loss, blame Vidal, that idiot tackled Asensio like a madman, I am not saying, that tackle wasn't legal, I am saying, that it looked like Ramos and Pepe drank too much Red Bull and went to a bar fight.

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SF.DC
SF.DC

@Balint Biro kassai is good?! that man is a crook and was working for real madrid. he made me so angry to Hungarian people for a while, but I realized that viktor kassai did what he had to do in order for him to provide for his family by sabotaging Bayern in the UCL semifinal for his employer real madrid.

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FgotSiqins
FgotSiqins

im hungary

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G
G

The same regime accused their own minister of interior of being the agent of the Yugoslav government and executed him too

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MR. LOL
MR. LOL

Poor guy

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Pirotess C18
Pirotess C18

Sad story ;(

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MR. BULKAI
MR. BULKAI

Is anyone here from Hungary

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Roli
Roli

Hungarian government was never good I'm hungarian and I can't name a good president or dictator...

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GRG4c
GRG4c

Well that shucz

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THE PRO Music creator
THE PRO Music creator

My dad was a 5.7ft centre half and was prolly the best defender in jamaica but never got called up because he was too short for them.he could play all over the pitch except gk

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Dániel Görög
Dániel Görög

While I'm proud you covered a Hungarian topic, and most crucial information is correct, i have to point out some inaccurracies. It is widely believied, the authorities set an example by murdering Szűcs, who was choosen for his extramarital affair and for him being dispensable for the national team. In fact he was not selected for the national team for two years before his death, his postion already filled by Lóránt and Börzsei. By the time of the 1954 world cup Szűcs would have been 32-33 years old and unlikely he could have made a difference. Hungary concedeing several goals was rather a consequence of the general offensive approach of the game, that worked quite well most of the time, and what is somewhat similar to the Brazilian Joga Bonito approach. His name is pronounced as Shaandor Suech.

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Dániel Görög
Dániel Görög

And please dont say, the Kingdom of Hungary was formed after WW1, it was formed in 1000. WW1 only meant the end of personal union with Austria in this aspect.

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Jacob 999
Jacob 999

It wasnt the Hungarian government they were the Russian communist who killed them

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SpeakURmind
SpeakURmind

I guess the Goverment weren't that hungry

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Zaid Saad Abduljalil
Zaid Saad Abduljalil

Politicians are such a disgrace.

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Jacob K
Jacob K

Great vid, would love to learn more of Hungary

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scalse videói
scalse videói

Wow I have never heared of Szűcs Sándor and his story. And you did all the reshearch about Hungary's history at that time, I think this is one of the best documentary like videos I have ever watched.

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Béla Apátsági
Béla Apátsági

Beside Puskás being the best football player who ever walked the face of Earth he was also a true hero off the pitch! It’s a well known fact in Hungary that Szűcs was the only one who’s life he couldn’t save! May both Rest in Peace! 🇭🇺

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David JR
David JR

What a bunch of bullshite

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Alexia Fernández
Alexia Fernández

Hungary lost the 1954 World Cup when Gustav Sebes chose Gyula Grosics as a starting goalkeeper. Until the end of his life he was a Nazi, and in the post-war period, he was arrested for collaborating with the Nazis in the 1940s and even stayed 1 year suspended from the National Team because of that. It arrives in the Cup, and the Final was fair against whom? Germany. 😒😔

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Albert Roselló
Albert Roselló

Amazing story and fantastically explained👏

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Zac Harvey
Zac Harvey

These are the best videos

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Mark Newbold
Mark Newbold

The 2nd best team of their era after Wolves

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Calebmufcthompson
Calebmufcthompson

My heart dropped listening to this ngl, the world is a cruel place.

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BLUEPLAYSGAMES
BLUEPLAYSGAMES

Honestly I prefer these types of videos to the “7 players who” videos

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Keifer
Keifer

love this style

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Rishav Mondal
Rishav Mondal

videos like these really do help me feel better in my depression sometimes

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Jack Dutton
Jack Dutton

To be fair to Horthty he hated Fascists to. His wikiedia is really interesting according to wikipedia ''Horthy's relationship with Hitler was, by his own account, a tense one – largely due, he said, to his unwillingness to bend his nation's policies to the German leader's desires.'' He also Physically assaulted fascists in a theatre: John F. Montgomery, who served in Budapest as U.S. ambassador from 1933 to 1941, openly admired this side of Horthy's character and reported the following incident in his memoir: in March 1939, Arrow Cross supporters disrupted a performance at the Budapest opera house by chanting "Justice for Szálasi!" loud enough for the regent to hear. A fight broke out, and when Montgomery went to take a closer look, he discovered that: two or three men were on the floor and he [Horthy] had another by the throat, slapping his face and shouting what I learned afterward was: "So you would betray your country, would you?" The Regent was alone, but he had the situation in hand.... The whole incident was typical not only of the Regent's deep hatred of alien doctrine, but of the kind of man he is. Although he was around seventy two years of age, it did not occur to him to ask for help; he went right ahead like a skipper with a mutiny on his hands.[41]

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Simon Forrest
Simon Forrest

Great content

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Ambrus Roland
Ambrus Roland

I'm sorry yeah but at 1:59 He pronounced his name impeccably. Hats off.

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Harry B
Harry B

🙌🏼

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Tom Miklós
Tom Miklós

The West Germans cheated in the WC final.

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ADS Milanista
ADS Milanista

This channel deserves a lot of appreciation for bringing such informations! This video is not only educational abt Football but also abt the History of The harsh governance of Hungary!

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Tyler Roseveare
Tyler Roseveare

you make it sound like they killed him whilst in hungary for no reason, and that if he succeeded in his escape he would have carried on playing , but he wouldn’t, because he would have escaped the country

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Tatiana Robles
Tatiana Robles

a complete and truly interesting video/work.. a sad romantic story as well as an inspiring telling of someone just trying to be free. thank you HITC SEVENS!

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Worgan Freeman
Worgan Freeman

Hungary's government had the wrong type of hunger.

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robert perrella
robert perrella

hungary probably would have been world cup champions in 1954 and 1958!!!!!!!!!!!!sandor szucs was franz beckenbauer before beckenbauer himself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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robert perrella
robert perrella

hitc sevens has the best football videos with such impeccable quality research !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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soulzboijunior
soulzboijunior

They were good... But could not infact do it on a Cold wet Tuesday night in West Germany

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Khai Tran Ngoc
Khai Tran Ngoc

*Switzerland

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Allancombat
Allancombat

As someone from Poland I can say that I'm big fan of Hungary nowadays and in the past as historically we have been allies and Hungary has helped us a lot as we have them

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Nick Grech
Nick Grech

Another superb video, mate. Please make many more

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Ferenc Fajkusz
Ferenc Fajkusz

Thank you for the tribute!

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TheChlorineGod
TheChlorineGod

Based Horthey

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lifa ngcobo
lifa ngcobo

This was great

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Vincent Lewis
Vincent Lewis

I spent most of the last half of the video with my mouth open and saying wow in disbelief. I never knew any of this, so thanks for the education. Brilliant work mate.

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Fhloston Paraphrase
Fhloston Paraphrase

If he had succeeded in defecting/fleeing, he wouldn't be part of the of the team anymore though, no? (Keeping your life and being free is more important than playing football of course.)

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Przemysław Frankowski
Przemysław Frankowski

My heart is with Hungarians, not just our closest brothers, Hungary used to have the best football. Sad to see they demise so much now because of corrupt commies.

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McGoalpost331
McGoalpost331

I like when you make documentaries

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jhony guzman
jhony guzman

Wow. This man’s story deserves a movie

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Balint
Balint

Cheez thanks for this :) Im hungarian and tomorrow is my birthday so yeay ^^ (also, as far as i know, west-germans simply used politics in the half time to win the game in the world cup final. USSR couldn't allow a small country to win it, so they gifted it to west-germans, again, as far as i know)

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Evan Carney
Evan Carney

Love these vids

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Jamie Walker
Jamie Walker

Alfie's deep dives are what I'm here for. Love it.

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Balint Budai
Balint Budai

Thanks for covering Hungary's historical teams, topics! Really like these content (ofcourse, I am from Hungary) :)

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Greg Meredith
Greg Meredith

"7 best murdered footballers"? Or too morbid?

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Rodrigo Santos
Rodrigo Santos

8:08 So if Szucs had managed to flee Hungary and get his move to Torino, he probably would've been caught in the Superga Basilica tragedy. He really couldn't win.

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Abel Vasquez
Abel Vasquez

WOW. What a tragic story. Great video!

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Hannah Stout
Hannah Stout

Fantastic video

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Sharon Olsen
Sharon Olsen

Love the videos Can you please make a video about Norwegian and American football Both internationally and leagues.

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Guto Llewelyn
Guto Llewelyn

Good video, a tragic demonstration of the Hungarian Communist system's paranoia and disregard for human life. Small historical note which I don't think was clear in the video, although Nagy Imre liberalised the country during his brief tenure at the helm, these reforms were mostly reversed after the 1956 revolution was quashed and Nagy executed.

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virtual tube
virtual tube

1:46 I quit my job because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

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Cat Daddy
Cat Daddy

Just as well Maguire wasn't about in them days

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ourhandsaretied
ourhandsaretied

So many things wrong with this, as with all capitalist propaganda: - I love how you tried to justify the hungarians being on the side of the nazis - Do you refer to executions in other countries as being "murdered by the state"? - There is no scale between "communism" and "democracy". Capitalist countries aren't democracies

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A Shamal
A Shamal

There is a difference between being executed for killing 5 people, and being executed for fabricated claims, and being tortured to testify. Communism in Hungary was terrible, especially between 1949-56. Please do more research on this topic.

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Lukács Imre
Lukács Imre

- Hungary only sided with the Nazis to regain the territories lost in the objectively unfair Treaty of Trianon in 1920. still shouldn't justify it, but the whole thing could've been avoided easily - if they follow military show trials after being captured by secret police agents when you try to leave the country, yes. - during the rule of the communist party, we could not vote on who we want to run the country, and now we can. to me that signifies a shift in scales

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lorine smith
lorine smith

1:19 I quit my work with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

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Game Boy Ben
Game Boy Ben

Oh

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Thales87 G
Thales87 G

Wow.... all because two people fell in love and just wanted to live their lives together.... who were they hurting? It always angers me when i hear about people being persecuted, for whatever reason, just because they want to live their lives in a way others dont like.... how would a man and a woman falling in love hurt anyone else... infuriating

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Giovanni Bianchi
Giovanni Bianchi

Day 150 of asking Hitc Sevens to do Every Juve striker since Del Piero

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jonathan recinos
jonathan recinos

Make a video about Honduras or a Honduran player please. Out country is in really bad shape right now with the hurricane and maybe your channel can help raise awareness, love your videos btw

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Alex Javier Hernandez
Alex Javier Hernandez

These are incredible

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Michael Shapinko
Michael Shapinko

Alfie, these videos are incredible. I can't understand why they aren't more popular. You do such fantastic work, and even if there aren't more views (again, that's bonkers!), please know that they are sincerely appreciated for all the effort that goes into them. Long Live the People's Channel

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Dedas Almeida
Dedas Almeida

Seriously Alfie do more of these videos I enjoyed pretty much and I learned about the dictatorship in Hungary, great stuff man ...

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B So14
B So14

Im shockd i never knew about this before as a hungarian. Fascinating

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Crusaderglenn
Crusaderglenn

Yeah,neither did i.Shocking O_O !

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Emilio Bolanos
Emilio Bolanos

Small but passionate! Here I am! Please keep on

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Benjamin Rea
Benjamin Rea

This was very good

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Ja'Quandre Jones
Ja'Quandre Jones

To be fair I think its much easier to read the game as a defender when everyone is a fat lump logging the ball most of the way down the pitch. Long ball used to be the default system for many sides because spurs didn't revolutionize beautiful possession yet.

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Máté Pető
Máté Pető

Greetings from Hungary!♥️

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Accelerator PT
Accelerator PT

nice video keep going Alfie

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notNOTjack
notNOTjack

This is heart breaking.

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Rowan Chheda
Rowan Chheda

The best football channel I’ve ever come across

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Rhorus
Rhorus

Wish you could one day only make these style of videos, my favourite by far.

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tigercap100
tigercap100

We should all be anti-communist ...bofdering on psychosis!

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KANSAS ArKANSAS
KANSAS ArKANSAS

commie bastards

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Krisztián Kalocsai
Krisztián Kalocsai

I feel so proud, to be Hungarian right now.

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Emilian Ionut
Emilian Ionut

Oh yeah,but only feminine CSM Bucharest they win Champions League in 2016 if you believe it lol,and national team is not that bad actually is good tho 😉 good luck mate and I hope Hungary beat Iceland 👍

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Krisztián Kalocsai
Krisztián Kalocsai

@Emilian Ionut yeah, do not argue, I agree. To be honest I don't really watch handball. However I know that Hungariam teams are doing very well. Are Romanian teams good?

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Emilian Ionut
Emilian Ionut

Not so long ago in 2006 we played romanian quarter final in Uefa Cup,STEAUA BUCHAREST-RAPID BUCHAREST which is a big performance did he had Hungary such performances last period? I don't think so,,so let's don't start arguing about footbal maybe on handball ye,definitely Hungary's got some excellent teams

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Emilian Ionut
Emilian Ionut

Having a good year that doesn't make you better

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Emilian Ionut
Emilian Ionut

And you definitely make a mistake about club teams in Europe,we had qualified team in last 32 last year,we had qualified team in 2018 as well in last 32,we will probably have this year as well if we get a bit lucky,which is last hungarian team qualified after the groups and what year? And we won the Champions League in 86 and lost final in 89 which I think hungarian team never get in there Romania always has better performance then Hungary on footbal last 35-40 years

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Harvey Conn-Howard
Harvey Conn-Howard

Documentary vids>>>>>normal vids

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Salvador Acosta
Salvador Acosta

Alfie PH, the Football Historian 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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Shobdokolpodrum
Shobdokolpodrum

Thank you :)

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Michael Gibbons
Michael Gibbons

Players that have played for multiple nations, i think you will do well to beat the player 'Lazlo Kubala Stecz' who represented 5 nations, albeit not official ones

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Joshua Coombs
Joshua Coombs

please can we have a video of steve mcclarens england reign................plz......

22 dager siden
Drew Castronovo
Drew Castronovo

Doesn't matter if you make some dumb video on 7 footballers who like dogs or a documentary like this video Alfie. All you're hard work is appreciated and brings us so much joy every single day!

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curtis ford
curtis ford

Any chance of a video on how a potential would cup would work in England/UK, in terms of what stadiums would be used and all that. Could be an interesting idea to think about.

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Ethan Bober
Ethan Bober

I wish people paid attention to their 1938 team..Hungary dominated for so long internationally but nobody ever looks to things before Puskas

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Communist Llama
Communist Llama

The amount of people making this about leftism in the comments is saddening. It was always authoritarianism and unchecked power structures that lead to horrors being carried out for one cause or another.

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Jackaljkljkl
Jackaljkljkl

Yes, Authitarianism/Libertarianism is a completely different spectrum from left/right economics, with Conservatism/Progressivism comprising the ends of a third spectrum. As such, economically-left, economically-right, ultra-conservative and ultra-progressive systems can all be authoritarian if the powers-that-be strictly enforce the philosophy on pain of death. Thus, is is possible to have a regieme that is both Communist and Fascist (as shown in the video), or just the former or just the latter. Also, American use of left=progressive/liberal and right=conservative/authoritarian has made these terms a confusing mess anyway.

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evelyneverettgreen
evelyneverettgreen

More of these great historical videos please

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Brazilian We Bare Bears Fan
Brazilian We Bare Bears Fan

There is 1 impostor among us only legends understand

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McDercas
McDercas

And now Hungary will be smashed by Iceland for a spot in Euro 2021

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György Tóth
György Tóth

Not much was missing! Hungary-Iceland 2: 1 :-)

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laj1002
laj1002

Day 3: Battle of the Red Devils: All time AC Milan squad vs All time Manchester United squad

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Herr Spätkauf
Herr Spätkauf

I'm not Hungarian, but I'm pretty sure Magyar is pronounced the way it's spelt.

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Ádám Krivtsák
Ádám Krivtsák

@Herr Spätkauf I've checked the dict.cc one (DE HU, Hungarian column, adjective :D ), it's correct. I think Alfie did a good job with the Hungarian pronounciations.

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Herr Spätkauf
Herr Spätkauf

@Ádám Krivtsák I just tried listening to it in dict.cc and GT. Kind of sounds like slightly different accents. But I doubt if anyone pronounces it like Mah-jeer. Pronunciation of non-English names /words is not his strong suit.

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Ádám Krivtsák
Ádám Krivtsák

Based on Hungarian spelling it is indeed pronounced as it is spelt. But based on any kind of English spelling (accent), it is not. (This is an interesting topic by the way. For example the letter "a' in Hungarian marks a sound that doesn't even exist in English. The same is true for the (compound) letter "gy".

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