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1954 FIFA World CupSwitzerland 1954

Four years after the frenzy of the Maracana stadium, the Jules Rimet trophy returned to Europe to a calmer atmosphere in Switzerland. The field of play, however, produced breathtaking entertainment. This fifth FIFA World Cup™ was unforgettable for its sensational high-scoring games, and a surprise win for the German Federal Republic.

Hungary were the favourites with a team including Puskas, Bozsik, Kocsis and Hidegkuti, unbeaten in 28 internationals and Olympic champions. But after the infamous "Battle of Berne" with Brazil -- three players were sent off and the teams fought afterwards in the dressing rooms -- the Hungarians were rattled.

In the final, after leading 2-0 against West Germany, whom they had beaten 8-3 in the opening round, they went down 3-2

Official FIFA World Cup™ Awards

Winner Germany FR
Second Hungary
Third Austria
Fourth Uruguay
adidas Golden Shoe winner Sandor KOCSIS (HUN) 11