HUNGARY 1-2 GREECE Budapest, 21/11/07
Buzsaky 7, Vanczak 22 (og), Basinas 59 (pen)
Greece came from behind to retain the UFWC title in this final Euro 2008 Qualifier. The reigning European Champions had already qualified for the tournament, and will now go through as a number one seed.
An experimental Greek side started poorly, and Hungary scored after seven minutes through Akos Buzsaky’s deflected shot. But the Magyars pressed the self-destruct button on 22 minutes, when a back-header from defender Vilmos Vanczak eluded out-of-position keeper Marton Fulop and ended up in the net.
Otto Rehhagel re-organised his team, and Greece were much improved in the second half. On 59 minutes, Bayer Leverkusen star Fanis Gekas was fouled by Fulop and won a penalty, which was converted by Angelos Basinas. Greece held on to win 2-1.
Formidable Greece are now unbeaten in five games, and will go into Euro 2008 with a genuine chance of retaining their trophy. The next UFWC title match is still to be announced.