The Euro 2021 is a mega event. Fans will follow their teams enthusiastically, and will eagerly await some good news after the pandemic year. Hungarian players and fans can look forward to some fantastic play-offs. Some may say that Hungary’s chances of winning the Euro 2021 are slim given that Germany and France are their other group opponents. Hungary will be missing its most dynamic player Dominik Szoboszlai who is out of the tournament due to an injury. The team looks helpless when he is not available on the ground.
The home support to Hungary in their opening two group games in Budapest could be a game-changer and give them a much-needed extra boost in the prestigious tournament. The opportunity to make five substitutions at this year’s Euro 2021 is also likely to be a key factor for the Hungarian squad.
Hungary faces an uphill task of qualifying for Group F leaving it with little chance of progression from the first round later into the tournament. If Hungary wins Group F, it could become a lot more competitive for other teams in the group to qualify for the second round.
Hungary would play the winner of Group B if it finishes third in their group and does enough to be ranked among the top teams placed in the third position. Chances of their progression into the knockout rounds will become more realistic with these wins.
Hungary boasts of rich footballing history and holds the distinction of reaching the semi-final stage of the first four European championships. The current football squad is aiming to return to those glorious days in front of their home fans in Budapest in 2021.
After qualifying this summer for the delayed Euro 2021 tournament via the playoffs, the Hungarian squad was put into Group F to compete with France, Germany, and Portugal. But despite the highly competitive lineup, they are optimistic to perform well in the tournament.
Hungary’s coach Marco Rossi will have to go out of the way to keep the team in high spirits by being the motivating force on the ground. The team will have to predominantly rely on their defense at the back as it will act as an integral component to prevent the fierce attack from the opponents.
Goalkeepers: Peter Gulacsi (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 (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 Euro 2021 Fixtures and Matches
Tuesday 15 June, 5pm: Hungary vs Portugal – Budapest
Saturday 19 June, 2pm: Hungary vs France – Budapest
Wednesday 23 June, 8pm: Germany vs Hungary – Munich
Watch this space for how the team fares in the coming months.