1954: West Germany – Hungary 3-2 (2-2)

West Germany 1954, world champions. From left to right: F. Walter, Turek, Eckel, Rahn, O. Walter, Liebrich, Posipal, Schäfer, Kohlmeyer, Mai and Morlock.

Match 223.

World Cup 1954 Final.

4.7.1954

Bern.

17:00

Referee: Ling (England).

Spectators: 65.000

West Germany: Turek, Posipal, Kohlmeyer, Eckel, Liebrich, Mai, H. Rahn, Morlock, O. Walter, F. Walter, Ha. Schäfer.

Hungary: Grosics, Lantos, Buzanszky, Bozsik, Lorant, Zakarias, M. Toth, Kocsis, Hidegkuti, Puskas, Czibor.

Goals: 0:1 Puskas (6.), 0:2 Czibor (8.), 1:2 Morlock (10.), 2:2 H. Rahn (19.), 3:2 H. Rahn (85.).

** First World Cup title. **

** The 1954 FIFA World Cup Final was the final match of the 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth FIFA World Cup. The match was played at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern, Switzerland, on 4 July 1954. The game saw the underdogs West Germany beat the largely favoured Hungary 3–2. In Germany, it is referred to as “Das Wunder von Bern” (“The Miracle of Bern”). The game was the subject of a 2003 German film of the same name. The unexpected win evoked a wave of euphoria throughout Germany, which was still suffering in the aftermath of World War II. This was also the first time since the Second World War that the German national anthem was played in public (Wikipedia). **

Puskas and Fritz Walter leading their teams.

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Fritz Walter, referee Ling and Puskas.

Liebrich and Puskas.

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Czibor scores the second goal of the match.

Hungary 2 – West Germany 0.

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Die 100 wichtigesten Tore der Welt

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Rahn scores again: West Germany 3 – Hungary 2.

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Sepp Herberger and Fritz Walter.

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Jules Rimet -in his last World Cup- giving the trophy to Fritz Walter.

True sportsmanship.

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The most important victory in Germany’s football history.

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