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The legendary duel between England and World Champion Italy in the London High bury Stadium on November 14, 1934, was considered the real World Cup final of this year — and went as one of the most brutal games in the history of football.

In the run-up to the game, the English media gave rise to a major lane. England should win, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror wrote: A victory with ten goals difference should be the goal.

The motherland of football was the best team in the world at this time. The finals in Italy few months earlier, however, had boycotted the English.

The duel with the title board was regarded on the island as the true finale for the global football presentation.

Snapper victory for England

Because Italy s dictator Benito Mussolini had made his players in advance and neatly appointed Ambassadors of fascism, was fired from the beginning.

Already in the tenth minute Italy broke Mittefeldmann Luis Month in a duel the foot. His team had to continue to play.

And at first, England s newspapers seemed to keep right with their predictions: after not even a quarter of an hour, the hosts already led 3-0.

But the Italians were now increasingly going to the limits of the permitted — and often beyond. Thus, the Lions of London, as the team was called in the homeland, bought the inexperienced hosts — in which no player had to show more than ten international games — piece for piece the cut.

After a double strike of corner Giuseppe Mazda in the 59th and 62 minutes, the guests sniffed at the draw. However, it remained at tight 3: 2 success for England.

No football game, but a battle

However, the Three Lions had to pay their victory expensive. Hardly a player had been spared: Captain Hap good had suffered a nasal leg, Bowden sprains the ankle. Brook s arm was broken and one of Drakes legs, according to an English official, almost cut to the bone. Barker and copping were tied to different body parts thick.

The then 19-year-old Stan Matthews remained uninjured in his third commitment in the national jersey, but later always remembered a terror to one of the toughest games of his long career.

That was not a football match, but a battle, the Guardian quoted a non-native player. Another newspaper signed her game report with the line of our war corrections. The myth of the Battle of High bury was born.

English vs. Continental football

The impressions of the game led in England into a princess discussion on Highbury Stadiuming comparisons with teams from the European continent.

Not only the club-hard gait of Square Aurora on the square with many hidden fouls and nickers encountered the inventors of modern football mad.

They also reacted to the political instrumentalization of the game through the Italian regime, culminating in the fascist greeting of the players towards the tribune after playing.

Never again England is to compete against a team of the continent, CLEM Stephenson, managers of the first division of Huddersfield Town demanded, and thus found broad consent in the British media landscape.

In fact, it only lasted half a year until an English selection against an opponent approached from the other side of the channel. In May 1935, the footballers traveled from the island to the Netherlands.

Tobias Knew