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Jun 02, 2020

PM Orbán: Football has “always been consolation and gratification” for the people of Hungary

The prime minister helped launch a collection of studies entitled Football and Science by Mihály Takács and István Csáki, both employees of the Felcsút academy, which will be used as a university textbook.

 

During an address at a book launching ceremony in Felcsút, near Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said football has “always been consolation and gratification” for the people of Hungary.

The prime minister, also the founder of his native Felcsút’s Puskás Ferenc Football Academy, said that “on the turf you could even defeat the team of an occupying power, therefore football should be treated as a part of culture and history”.

According to MTI, PM Orbán went on to say that “Hungarian football is basically a story of ingenious presentiments and motivation… art itself”. “Football is life itself, a fair and open game,” he added.

PM Orbán spoke highly of Hungary’s football academies as a system “serving the whole of Hungarian football society”. “We are looking forward to this book becoming reality and truly good soccer players graduating from these academies,” he said.

The book launched at the event is a collection of studies entitled Football and Science by Mihály Takács and István Csáki, both employees of the Felcsút academy, which will be used as a university textbook.