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Soccer Explains Germany

Germany--I have no idea whether soccer explains the whole world, as Franklin Foer argues in a recent book, but it certainly explains my own country....

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Tom Polgar:

Let us also remember that the great German victory in Bern was a hard-fought 3 : 2 against little Hungary, still in its Stalinist phase and under Russian occupation.

Daniel:

Of course it is not true that the 1954 World Cup was the first major sports event that Germany was allowed to participate in. Germany sent a team to the 1952 Olympics and other international championships. However the victory in Bern is certainly the most important sports event in Germany history.

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