Five most memorable World Cup semi-finals
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil semi-finals commence on Tuesday. Here are five world cup semi-finals that have already left a mark on football history ...
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil semi-finalscommence on Tuesday. Here are five world cup semi-finals that have already left a mark on football history:
#1 1954 Hungary 4 Uruguay 2
Regarded as one of the greatest ever World Cup games, Hungary, who had destroyed West Germany 8-3 in the group stage, looked destined for the final after went 2-0 up against the defending champions, Uruguay. But the South Americans fought back through a Juan Hohlberg double to take the match into extra time.
However, the mighty Hungarians stood up to test. Two headers from Sandor Kocsis, who was to score 11 times in the tournament, gave the Hungarians a 4-2 win. "It was the most beautiful, the most humane match of my life," commented Hungarian star Jozsek Boszik. The Magyars however went on to lose 3-2 to West Germany in another stunning result in the final.