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The magnificent Ernst Happel

Ernst Happel

Normally, Austria is a country that is not regularly featured among the top European national football teams. However, there was a man who did exactly that. Of course, we are talking about the legendary Ernst Happel. Whenever some great managers are participating in different football competitions, it is possible to wager on them on the 1xbet.co.ke website.


Happel played professionally between 1942 and 1959. However, he became better known for his incredible performances as a manager. In fact, many people consider him as one of the best managers in the history of the game. The 1xBet website has hundreds of football matches to wager on at any given moment.

Impressive statistics

Happel has some statistics that are truly impressive. Fans can visit 1xBet – only best live betting is available for the best European football competitions. First of all, Happel won leagues and domestic cups in four different countries. They include:


  • the Netherlands;
  • Belgium;
  • Austria;
  • and West Germany.


In addition to his multitude of professional titles, Happel also won the European Cup. This competition was the predecessor of the UEFA Champions League, and he won the 1970 and 1983 editions. He did so with Feyenoord and Hamburger SV respectively.


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Almost reaching FIFA World Cup glory

Ernst Happel was the manager of the Netherlands national football team between 1977 and 1978. He reached the final of the competition. Those who like to wager from phones and tablets on the FIFA World Cup can do so by visiting the http://1xbet.co.ke/mobile platform.


This contest was played in the Monumental Stadium of the city of Buenos Aires. Here the Dutch team faced the locals. This final was played on the 25th of June 1978, and saw Argentina claiming their first FIFA World Cup title ever.


The Dutch squad has had a difficult first group stage in the FIFA World Cup. They started defeating Iran. However, later they drew against Peru and lost to Scotland. Still, the Dutch advanced to the second group stage, in second place behind Peru.


After finishing first in their group of the second stage, they were going to face Argentina in the final. The South Americans won 3-1. The Argentinian goals were scored by Mario Kempes and Daniel Bertoni. On the other hand, the only Dutch goal came from Dick Nanninga. The 1xBet website also features all the final matches of the FIFA World Cup when they are played.


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