Football: Factbox: Hungary at the European Championship


(Reuters) – The following is a factbox on Hungary, who are in Group F at this year’s European Championship, which kicks off on June 11.


FIFA ranking: 37

Coach: Marco Rossi

The former defender coached in Hungary for four years before taking over as the national team manager in 2018.

He was under coronavirus quarantine for their Euro 2020 playoff against Iceland and passed instructions to his assistant, Cosimo Ignuscio, from home as Hungary sealed a thrilling 2-1 comeback win to qualify.

Captain: Adam Szalai

The 33-year-old centre forward has scored 23 goals in 70 games for Hungary. Euro 2020 will be his first major tournament as captain.

Top player: Dominik Szoboszlai

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder is Hungary’s primary creative source, possessing an abundance of flair in addition to his lethal dead-ball ability.

His late strike from distance in the Euro 2020 playoff against Iceland secured Hungary’s place in the finals.

Tournament history

Hungary participated in two of the first four editions of the European Championship, finishing third in 1964 and fourth in 1972.

Following a 44-year absence, they qualified for their third tournament in 2016, where they were knocked out in the last 16 by Belgium.

Recent form

2021 Andorra 1-4 Hungary World Cup qualifying

2021 San Marino 0-3 Hungary World Cup qualifying

2021 Hungary 3-3 Poland World Cup qualifying

2020 Hungary 2-0 Turkey UEFA Nations League

2020 Hungary 1-1 Serbia UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures

June 15: v Portugal, Budapest

June 19: v France, Budapest

June 23: v Germany, Munich

William Hill odds to win: 400-1

(Compiled by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad, editing by Ed Osmond)

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