2009-11-22 12:48:19 UTC
The world cup 1934 came a little bit late for them. Two years before
nobody could have stopped them, but in 1934 they were still the best,
but lost the Semifinals against Italy because the refery was
completely on Italy's side because of the the pressure of the Italian
WC1934 SF: Austria - Italy 0:1
Wunderteam 2: Hungary 1952-1956:
This one was the biggest upset in football history as Hungary was
completely on their prime in 1954. They should beat the German team in
the group stages 8-3, won in QF against Brazil 4-2 and in the SF
against defending champion Uruguay 4-2.
That was happenend in the final though is still unexplicable for most
experts. Many bad things came together. Puskas played even obviously
not 100% fit, the heavy rain, the inredible team spirit of the Germans
and a lot of bad luck.
WC1954 F: Hungary - Germany 2:3
Wunderteam 3: Holland 1973-1974:
1974 was A similar situation to 1954: Holland the best team of the
world and taking out all big names for the eventual World Champion,
Germany. The only difference now was that Germany was not the big
underdog here as they had themselves their prime just 2 years before
and so the Dutch faced another very strong team in the finals. Bad
WC1974 F: Holland - Germany 1:2
Wunderteam 4: Portugal 1999-2000:
The way the young Portugals around Figo became U21 World champions
some years before was so amazing that is wasn't that big surprise that
they easily sent home Germany and England in the group stages of 2000.
In the SF against World Champion France it showed that they were sill
too young to handle such a clever and routined defensive team as
France at this point.
EC2000 SF: Portugal - France 1:2 n.V.
Wunderteam 5: Czechia 2004:
5 years are gone since there match against Holland in EC2004, where
the Czechs beat them 3-2. People are still talking about the finest
and fastest match of all time with plenty of goal chance on both
sides. But similary to the Portugals 4 years before they ran against a
super defensive team in the Semifinals (Greece) and that was the end,
even though they were clearly the better team.
EC2004 SF: Czechia - Greece 0:1 n.V.