Austria

The mysterious death of Matthias Sindelar

This day in football history On 23 January 1939, 35-year old Austrian star forward Matthias Sindelar was found dead, along with his girlfriend, Camilla Castagnola, at her Vienna apartment. Although the official records attribute their deaths to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, rumors persist of murder and suicide. Nicknamed “the Paper Man” due to his height and …

Austria’s first football match

This day in football history Viena Cricket and Football Club, 1897 On 15 November 1894, a pair of Vienna teams played Austria’s first football match. One of the teams was First Vienna FC 1894 (naturally), founded on 22 August by a group of English and Austrian gardeners working on the estate of Baron Nathaniel Rothschild. He provided …

Austria lose to old man wearing sweatpants

Austria became a popular dark horse to win Euro 2016 after their undefeated qualifying campaign, but that has come to an end after losing their first match of the tournament to a lowly Hungary side that started the oldest man in the history of the competition — 40-year-old sweatpants wearing goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly. Hungary stunned Austria (and …

Austria coach celebrates Euro 2016 qualification with French stereotypes

Österreich-Trainer Marcel Koller ist für die EM bereits perfekt vorbereitet ???? #ssnhd https://t.co/4GfSt9X2lF — Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) September 9, 2015 Austria sealed their first ever qualification for a European Championship (their previous appearance in 2008 was as a host nation) by beating Sweden 4–1 on Tuesday. So to celebrate their trip to France for …