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Hungary national football team

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Template:National football team The Hungary national football team is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation. Hungary have reached the World Cup final twice, losing to Italy 4-2 in 1938 and 3-2 to West Germany in 1954, despite beating them 8-3 earlier in the competition.

The match between Austria and Hungary in Vienna in 1902 was the first international match played between two non-British European countries.

Hungary was the first team to beat England at home, famously winning 6-3 at Wembley on November 25, 1953. They beat England 7-1, this time in Budapest a year later, in 1954. This is still England's record defeat.

Hungary had a run of 29 matches unbeaten between 14 May 1950 and 4 July 1954, when they lost the World Cup final to Germany. This was a record for nearly 40 years, until Argentina put together a string of 31 unbeaten matches from 1991 to 1993.

Hungary won the Olympic gold medal three times, in 1952, 1964, and 1968. Today, Hungary are a lesser force and haven't qualified for a World Cup since 1986, or for the European Championships since 1972.

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