Sport: Twilight of the Gods

It was billed as "The Match' of the Half-Century." Hungary's soccer squad, Olympic champions, came to England with a record of 25 international games without a defeat. The British, celebrating the goth anniversary of a game they had exported all over the world, also had quite a record: no invading team had ever won an international match on English soil.

The Hungarian squad, dark, lithe and husky, was cordially received. Escorted by a couple of stocky "assistant trainers" who were unmistakably Iron Curtain cops and by Hungary's Vice Minister for Sport Gustav Sebec....

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