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After Euro 2016, Hungary is back at Euro 2020 with a promising team. For its 4th tournament, the Magyars will try to perform well despite being in a difficult group.
- 🔎 Euro 2020: Hungary in a nutshell
- 👥 Hungary’s Euro 2020 Lineup
- 👕 Hungary’s Jerseys
- 🗓️ Hungary’s Match Schedule (Group F)
- 🏃 Hungary’s Euro Preparation
- ⭐ Key Player for Euro 2020: Dominik Szoboszlai
- 👟 The Player to Watch at Euro 2020: Peter Gulacsi
- 📚 Stats and History: The Hungarian Team at the Euro
- 🥊 The Magyars’ Main Opponents
🔎 Euro 2020: Hungary in a nutshell
The Hungarians are back in the running for Euro 2020. Their last competition was in 2016 and even if their qualification was very difficult after two play-offs, they will be in France’s group.
Even if their chances of getting through the group stage are slim, they can still make it difficult for the other teams. We know this team’s potential, with young players who are starting to assert themselves on the old continent.
👥 Hungary’s Euro 2020 Lineup
For this Euro 2021, Hungary will rely on a foundation of experienced players, such as goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. A mix of experience and talent.
Hungary’s 26-man squad
Italian coach Marco Rossi has unveiled his list of the 26 players for the competition. Although there was thought to be hope for his return, Szoboszlai hasn’t yet recovered from his injury and will be absent from the tournament.
- Goalkeepers: Adam Bogdan, Dibusz Dénes, Peter Gulacsi
- Defenders: Bengeduz Bolla, Endre Botka, Attila Fiola, Akos Kecskes, Adam Lang, Gergo Lovrencsics, Willi Orban, Attila Szalai
- Midfielders: Tamas Cseri, Daniel Gazdag Filip Holender, Laszlo Kleinheisler, Adam Nagy, Loic Nego, Andras Schafer, David Siger
- Forwards: Janos Hahn, Nemanja Nikolics, Roland Sallai, Szabolcs Schon, Adam Szalai, Kevin Varga, Roland Varga
The Coach: Marco Rossi, the most Hungarian of Italians
Hungary’s coach since 2018, Marco Rossi is well aware of what the Magyars need to do. After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Marco Rossi managed to qualify his team for Euro 2020. In addition, Hungary has been promoted to League A of the Nations League.
👕 Hungary’s Jerseys
Classic for Hungary with a red jersey for home games and a white jersey for the away games.
🗓️ Hungary’s Match Schedule (Group F)
Hungary is in Group F with Portugal, France and Germany. Being in the “group of death” won’t do anything to help the Hungarians even if they give it everything they’ve got.
🏃 Hungary’s Euro Preparation
Hungary failed to qualify through the classic qualification route, finishing 4th in a group dominated by Croatia. It is, therefore, through the Nations League that the Magyars succeeded to qualify. They played two playoff rounds against Bulgaria and Iceland, and won both matches.
Euro 2020 Qualification Results
While waiting for the Euro, the Hungarians played the Nations League. Placed in Pool 3 of League B, Hungary finished ahead of Russia and was promoted to League A.
Nations League Results
- 03/09/20 – Turkey 0 – 1 Hungary
- 06/09/20 – Hungary 2 – 3 Russia
- 11/10/19 – Serbia 0 – 1 Hungary
- 14/10/19 – Russia 0 – 0 Hungary
- 15/11/19 – Hungary 1 – 1 Serbia
- 18/11/19 – Hungary 2 – 0 Turkey
Three Qualifying Matches for the 2022 World Cup
Before starting the Euro, Hungary played three qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar against Poland, San Marino and Andorra.
- 25/03/19 – Hungary 3 – 3 Poland
- 28/03/19 – San Marino 0 – 3 Hungary
- 31/03/19 – Andorra 1 – 4 Hungary
⭐ Key Player for Euro 2020: Dominik Szoboszlai
The new Leipzig striker qualified his nation for the play-off against Iceland by scoring the winning goal right at the last minute. Technically adept, he has achieved new heights at only 20 years old. Dominik Szoboszlai is already a key player for Hungary and they have high expectations of him. Currently injured, Hungary hopes to have him in their squad on top form for the competition.
👟 The Player to Watch at Euro 2020: Peter Gulacsi
Like Szoboszlai, Peter Gulacsi plays for Leipzig where he has been the starting goalkeeper since 2015. Like his club, he has quickly become one of the best in his position on the European stage. He participated in the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, for the first time in the club’s history.
📚 Stats and History: The Hungarian Team at the Euro
Created in 1960, the history of the Euro is rich. Hungary’s history, however, is still to be written. Let’s take a look at Hungary’s history at the Euro in a few figures.
Hungarian Euro Statistics
- Hungary will participate in only their 4th Euro, their 2nd in a row
- The Magyars played a match against Denmark in 1964 which is to this day the lowest attendance in a Euro (3 869 people)
- Hungary reached the semi-finals in 1964 for their first participation
Hungarian Players’ Individual Euro Statistics
- Gabor Kiraly is the oldest player to have participated in a Euro finals in 2016 (40 years old)
🥊 The Magyars’ Main Opponents
Hungary will have a lot of work to do in their group, which includes the last two world champions, France and Germany, and the European champions, Portugal.
Germany is, of course, among the favourite teams to win the final.
The 2016 European Champions see themselves playing the leading roles in this Euro and will definitely try to achieve something great again.
Reigning World Champions and European runners-up, France will want to keep up their momentum