Lunchtime Euros: Sukhdev Sandhu and George Szirtes on Germany v. Hungary

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Throughout Euro 2020, we’ll be hosting short online conversations about one of the day’s (or the previous day’s, or the next day’s) matches, at 1pm: a bit of history, geopolitics, literature, but mostly just football.

The 1954 World Cup final, which saw West Germany beating Hungary’s Golden Team, captained by Ferenc Puskás, is one of the iconic matches in football history, a miraculous comeback that, in some people’s eyes, changed the course of European history. Sukhdev Sandhu, director of the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University, will consider the latest iteration of this iconic fixture with George Szirtes, the poet and translator who was born in Budapest six years before the ‘Miracle of Bern’.

More events in this series:

Monday 14 June at 1 p.m.: Sunder Katwala and Jude Wanga on England v. Croatia

Wednesday 16 June at 1 p.m.: Misha Glenny and Peter Pomerantsev on Ukraine v. North Macedonia

Friday 18 June at 1 p.m.: Val McDermid and Helen Thompson on England v. Scotland

Tuesday 29 June at 1 p.m.: Peter Geoghegan and John Lanchester on the last 16

Plus! A conversation about the later stages still to be announced!


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