Before the start of the tournament, there is one team that will be cursing their fate. Yes, you have guessed it right. It is Hungary and are placed in Group F. Here is more about the team’s chances and Euro 2020 Hungary squad preview.
Euro 2020 Hungary Preview
Hungary are placed in the Group of Death and will start their campaign against Portugal on 15th June in Budapest. The problems are of higher-order for the team as they are without their key midfielder for the tournament. On the other hand, they are placed alongside France, Germany and Portugal.
Marco Rosssi, the gaffer, has selected the top-quality players full of potential and experience ahead of the tournament. Hungarians were considered as pushovers until they shook the whole football world with exceptional performance. The team qualified for Euro 2020 through the UEFA Nations League route after they finished fourth in the group stage. They pipped Iceland to qualify for the major international tournament. It remains interesting to see what they can achieve in this tournament.
Hungary Full Squad
Goalkeepers: Peter Gulacsi, Denes Dibusz, Adam Bogdan
Defenders: Gergo Lovrencsics, Endre Botka, Adam Lang, Akos Kecskes, Attila Fiola, Willi Orban, Attila, Bendeguz Bolla
Midfielders: Loic Nego , Adam Nagy, Laszlo Kleinheisler, David Siger, Daniel Gazdag, Andras Schafer, Tamas Cseri, Filip Holender
Forwards: Adam Szalai, Roland Sallai, Nemanja Nikolic, Kevin Varga, Roland Varga, Szabolcs Schon, Janos Hahn
Key Players for Hungary
Dominik Szoboszlai was one of the key players for Hungary ahead of Euro 2020. However, the player is ruled out because of injury and this will put pressure on the likes of Adama Szalai and Nemanja Nikolic in the upfront. However, the RB Leipzig duo of Peter Gulasci and Willi Orban will be key players for Marco Rosssi.
Willi Orban had a great season with RB Leipzig in Bundesliga after the club finished second in the German top-flight. In 29 games, not only he was a solid centre-back, he scored four goals for his side. He blocked 48 shots and intercepted 35 passes throughout the campaign. Peter Gulasci conceded just 30 goals throughout the campaign in Bundesliga. He also had 15 cleansheets in the German top-flight.
Hungary Fixtures for Euro 2020
|Date||Match||Timings in IST||Venue|
|15th June||Hungary vs Portugal||9:30 PM (5 PM CET)||Budapest|
|19th June||Hungary vs France||6:30 PM (2 PM CET)||Budapest|
|24th June||Hungary vs Germany||12:30 AM (8 PM CET on 23rd June)||Munich|
|2016||Round of 16||France|
Hungary Chances for Euro 2020
Hungary are in Group F, i.e., in Group of Death in Euro 2020. The team has the slightest of the chances to qualify for the next round of the tournament. They might bow out before the Round of 16. However, Greece did win the tournament in 2004 against Portugal and can draw inspiration from it.