Profile, Squad Selection, Star Players and Key Fixtures – Everything You Need to Know About Hungary Ahead of Euro 2020

Hungary Euro 2020

Hungary qualified for Euro 2020 despite coming fourth in their five-team group, behind Croatia, Wales, and Slovakia.

Hungary had finished second in their previous Nations League and this proved to be hugely important as Finland won their Euro qualifying group, granting Hungary passage to the playoffs via the Nations League spot.

In the playoffs, they beat both Bulgaria and Iceland to take their place at this summer’s finals.

Here at Last Word on Football, we’ve put together this profile so that you can have the complete rundown ahead of the competition kicking off in a few days.

Everything You Need to Know About Hungary Ahead of Euro 2020

Who is the Hungary National Team Coach?

Italian Marco Rossi is the head coach of the Hungarian national team. Rossi played for many years, mainly in Italy and Germany, as a professional footballer. He retired in 2000 and has been plying his trade as a coach since 2004.

Rossi has managed clubs in Italy, Hungary, and Slovakia. He started his current role as coach of Hungary in 2018.

Who Has Been Selected in the Hungary Squad For Euro 2020?

Hungary’s top scorer in qualifying was RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban who got three goals. This points to a potential issue for Marco Rossi’s team. Where will the goals come from?

There are two former Liverpool goalkeepers in the Hungary squad – Peter Gulacsi and Adam Bogdan. Both players were on the books at Anfield previously but now turn out for RB Leipzig and Ferencvaros respectively.

Gulacsi, Willi Orban, and Attila Szalai are some of Hungary’s standout performers. Unfortunately, the excellent young Dominik Szoboszlai will miss the Euros through injury.

GKs: Peter Gulacsi (RB Leipzig), Denes Dibusz (Ferencvaros), Adam Bogdan (Ferencvaros)

Defenders: Gergo Lovrencsics (Ferencvaros), Endre Botka (Ferencvaros), Adam Lang (Omonia Nicosia), Akos Kecskes (Lugano), Attila Fiola (Fehervar), Willi Orban (RB Leipzig), Attila Szalai (Fenerbahce), Bendeguz Bolla (Fehervar)

Midfielders: Loic Nego (Fehervar), Adam Nagy (Bristol City), Laszlo Kleinheisler (Osijek), David Siger (Ferencvaros), Daniel Gazdag (Philadelphia Union), Andras Schafer (Dunajska Streda) Tamas Cseri (Mezokovesd), Filip Holender (Partizan)

Forwards: Adam Szalai (Mainz), Roland Sallai (Freiburg), Nemanja Nikolic (Fehervar), Kevin Varga (Kasımpasa), Roland Varga (MTK Budapest), Szabolcs Schon (FC Dallas), Janos Hahn (Paks)

Hungary in Strong Position Heading Into Euros

Marco Rossi’s team are second in the early stages of their World Cup qualifying group, just two points behind England after winning two and drawing one of their opening three fixtures.

Going into their friendly with Ireland on Tuesday evening, Hungary are unbeaten in their last ten matches, winning seven of those.

Group Stage Fixtures

Hungary are in Group F of the European Championship alongside France, Germany, and Portugal.

Marco Rossi’s side probably got the hardest possible draw getting landed with three of the top six favourites. Currently ranked 37th in the world, Hungary are not expected to make it out of Group F. How they would love to spring a surprise or two.

Hungary v Portugal – June 15, 5pm BST

Hungary v France – June 19, 2pm BST

Hungary v Germany – June 23, 8pm BST

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