European Football Championship 2016 / Hungary - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2016/Ungarn
This article covers the Hungarian national team at the 2016 European Football Championship in France . For Hungary it was the third participation in the European Championship and the first since 1972.
Hungary completed the qualification for the European Championship in Group F . The Hungarians, who were only drawn from the second best pot in the group draw, began qualifying under Attila Pintér . After the first game, a 1: 2 home defeat against Northern Ireland, his tenure ended and Pál Dárdai , youth coach at Hertha BSC, took over the post on an interim basis. For the first game he brought Gábor Királyback into the goal, which had not been used for a year and with whom he played at Hertha BSC until 2011. He got off to a good start with a 1-1 draw in Romania. After there was no defeat in the following games, he was to remain head coach until the end of qualification. In February 2015 Dárdai then took over the 17th place in the table from Hertha BSC and resigned as national coach on July 20, 2015. His successor was Bernd Storckwho has been sports director at the Hungarian Football Association since the beginning of March 2015. Under him, the Hungarians secured third place in the table and only lost the last game against the Greeks, who had not been won by then. When they were third in the group, they were qualified for the play-offs of the third group and met Norway. With two wins, the Hungarians qualified for the first time for a European Championship finals with a group stage and thus for the first time after 1986 for a major tournament. With a goal difference of +2 in the group matches, the Hungarians had the worst goal difference of all qualified teams and only Albania, which played two fewer group matches, scored fewer goals from the qualified teams.
Overall, the three coaches used 37 players, only Balázs Dzsudzsák in all twelve games. Tamás Kádár had one less bet . Dániel Böde , Krisztián Németh and Tamás Priskin scored the most qualifying goals from ten goalscorers for the Hungarians , who each scored two goals. Balázs Balogh made his first international appearance in the first qualifying match.  As more newcomers arrived Dénes Dibusz and Attila Fiola of playing the Faroe Islands,  Gyula Forró in the first game against Finland,  Ádám Nagyin the second game against Northern Ireland,  Ádám Bódi in the second game against the Faroe Islands  and László Kleinheisler in the first play-off game against Norway  for their first international match. In this, Kleinheisler scored the winning goal with his first international goal and the 40-year-old Gábor Király was the first Hungarian to make his 100th international match recognized by FIFA . In the last playoff game, he set József Bozsik's 53-year-old record , for which FIFA only rated 96 A-internationals. 
All results from a Hungarian point of view.
|07.09.2014||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Northern Ireland||1:2 (0:0)||1: 0 Tamás Priskin (75th), 1: 1 Niall McGinn (81st), 1: 2 Kyle Lafferty (88th)|
|11.10.2014||National Arena , Bucharest ( ROU )||Romania||1:1 (0:1)||0: 1 Raul Rusescu (45th), 1: 1 Balázs Dzsudzsák (82nd)|
|14.10.2014||Tórsvøllur , Tórshavn ( FRO )||Faroe Islands||1:0 (1:0)||1: 0 Ádám Szalai (21.)|
|14.11.2014||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Finland||1:0 (0:0)||1: 0 Zoltán Gera (84.)|
|29.03.2015||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Greece||0:0|
|13.06.2015||Olympic Stadium , Helsinki ( FIN )||Finland||1:0 (0:0)||1: 0 Zoltán Stieber (82.)|
|04.09.2015||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Romania||0:0|
|07.09.2015||Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR)||Northern Ireland||1:1 (0:0)||1: 0 Richard Guzmics (74), 1: 1 Kyle Lafferty (90 + 3 ′)|
|08.10.2015||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Faroe Islands||2:1 (0:1)||0: 1 Róaldur Jakobsen (11th), 1: 1, 2: 1 Dániel Böde (63rd, 71st)|
|11.10.2015||Karaiskakis-Stadion , Piraeus ( GRC )||Greece||3:4 (1:1)||0: 1 Konstantinos Stafylidis (5th), 1: 1 Gergő Lovrencsics (26th), 2: 1 Krisztián Németh (55th), 2: 2 Panagiotis Tachtsidis (57th), 3: 2 Krisztián Németh (75th), 3: 3 Kostas Mitroglou (79th), 3: 4 Panagiotis Kone (86th)|
|Stand: 11 October 2015|
As one of the group thirds, the Hungarians then had to compete in the play-offs and met Norway.
|12.11.2015||Ullevaal Stadium , Oslo ( NOR )||Norway||1:0 (0:0)||1: 0 László Kleinheisler (26.)|
|15.11.2015||Groupama Arena , Budapest||Norway||2:1 (0:0)||1: 0 Tamás Priskin (14.), 2: 0, 2: 1 Markus Henriksen (83./Eigentor, 87.)|
On March 24, 2016, the Hungarians met European Championship participants Croatia in Budapest and achieved a 1-1 draw. In the direct EM preparation they won on May 15 against the Hungarian U-21 team 4-0.  On May 20, they reached Budapest against African champions Ivory Coast , who had come without Yaya Touré ( Manchester City ) and Gervinho ( AS Roma ) a goalless draw. With Máté Vida and Roland Sallai, two newcomers came to their first job.  On June 4 they met in Gelsenkirchen on World champions Germany and lost 2-0, with Bese Barnabás being another newcomer.
The preliminary roster was announced on May 9th.  On May 31, the final composition was announced.  The players have 17 clubs in six countries (7 leagues) under contract, most (5) at Champion and Cup winner Ferencváros Budapest . When the Hungarians took part in the last European Championship in 1972, none of the players now taking part was born. Goalkeeper Gábor Király , born on April 1, 1976, is the oldest nominated participant.  Its use on 26 June 2016 round against Belgium, he was 40 years, 2 months and 25 days set a new age Most. With that he succeeded his previous trainerLothar Matthäus , who was 39 years and 91 days old at his last European Championship match on June 20, 2000 against Portugal , as the oldest European Championship player. 
|Name[K 1]||Association [K 2]||
International matches [K 3]
gates [K 3]
|12||Dénes Dibusz||Ferencváros Budapest (I (M, P))||16. Nov. 1990||4||0||2014||March 26, 2016|
|22||Péter Gulácsi||RB Leipzig (II )||6. May 1990||3||0||2014||May 20, 2016|
|1||King Gábor||Progress in Szombathely (I)||1. Apr. 1976||103||0||1998||4. June 2016||4|
|21||Barnabas Bese||MTK Budapest (I)||6. May 1994||1||0||2016||4. June 2016||1|
|5||Attila Fiola||Puskás Akadémia FC (I )||17. Feb. 1990||15||0||2014||4. June 2016||1|
|20||Richard Guzmics||Wisla Krakau (I)||16. Apr. 1987||14||1||2012||4. June 2016||4||1|
|23||Roland Juhász||Videoton FC (I)||July 1, 1983||91||6||2004||May 20, 2016||3||1|
|4||Tamás Kádár||Lech Posen (I)||March 14, 1990||30||0||2010||4. June 2016||3||2|
|3||Mihály Korhut||Debrecen Railway SC (I)||1. Dec. 1988||5||0||2014||March 26, 2016||1|
|2||Adam Lang||Videoton FC (I)||17. Jan. 1993||11||0||2014||4. June 2016||4||1|
|6||Elek Ákos||Diósgyőr VTK (I)||July 21, 1988||38||1||2010||March 26, 2016||2||1|
|10||Zoltán Gera||Ferencváros Budapest (I (M, P))||22. Apr. 1979||89||24||2002||4. June 2016||4||1||1|
|15||László Kleinheisler||Werder Bremen (I)||8. Apr. 1994||5||1||2015||4. June 2016||2||1|
|14||Gergő Lovrencsics||Lech Posen (I)||1. Sep. 1988||12||1||2013||4. June 2016||2|
|8||Adam the Great||Ferencváros Budapest (I (M, P))||17. June 1995||8||0||2015||4. June 2016||3||1|
|16||Adam Pinter||Ferencváros Budapest (I (M, P))||12. June 1988||21||0||2010||4. June 2016||3|
|18||Zoltán Stieber||1. FC Nürnberg (II)||16. Oct. 1988||12||2||2011||4. June 2016||3||1|
|13||Dániel Böde (LT)||Ferencváros Budapest (I (M, P))||24. Oct. 1986||12||4||2013||May 20, 2016||2|
|7||Balázs Dzsudzsák||Bursaspor (I)||23. Dec. 1986||78||18||2007||4. June 2016||4||2||1|
|11||Krisztián Németh||al-Gharafa Sports Club (I)||5. Jan. 1989||24||3||2010||March 26, 2016||2||1|
|17||Nemanja Nikolics||Legia Warsaw (I (M, P))||31. Dec. 1987||18||3||2013||May 20, 2016||2|
|19||Tamás Priskin||SK Slovan Bratislava (I)||27. Sep. 1986||56||17||2005||4. June 2016||2|
|9||Adam Szalai||Hannover 96 (I )||9. Dec. 1987||32||8||2009||4. June 2016||4||1||1|
|Bernd Storck||25. Jan. 1963|
Players who were only in the preliminary roster
|Position||Name[K 1]||Association [K 2]||
International matches [K 4]
gates [K 4]
|Tor||Balázs Megyeri||FC Getafe (I )||March 31, 1990||0||0|
|Defense||Gergő Kocsis||Puskás Akadémia FC (I )||March 7, 1994||0||0|
|Defense||Zsolt Korcsmár||Vasas Budapest (I)||9. Jan. 1989||24||0||2011||11. Oct. 2014|
|midfield||Roland Sallai||Puskás Akadémia FC (I )||22. May 1997||1||0||2016||May 20, 2016|
|midfield||Matthew Vida||Vasas Budapest (I)||March 8, 1996||1||0||2016||May 20, 2016|
|attack||Adam Gyurcsho||Stettin Chase (I)||March 6, 1991||13||1||2012||May 20, 2016|
|attack||László Lencse||Újpest Budapest (I)||July 2, 1988||0||0|
- In brackets personal successes of the 2015/16 season, LT = top scorer in the league
- League status 2015/16 in brackets, M = champions, P = cup winners
- as of June 4, 2016 ( source )
- Status: May 20, 2016 ( source )
Venues (green = won, yellow = draw, black = not yet played), quarters (blue)
At the draw for the six final groups on December 12, 2015, Hungary was placed in Pot 3.  Hungary was drawn into group F with Portugal, Austria and Euro newcomer Iceland. Austria and Hungary played against each other the most of all European teams: the two faced each other 136 times before the European Championship - only Argentina and Uruguay played against each other more often. The Hungarians won 65 games, there was no winner in 31 games and the Austrians won 40 games. The last time they met was on August 16, 2006 in Grazeach other and Hungary won 2-1. The Hungarians could never win against Portugal in ten games. So far there have only been three draws in seven defeats, most recently in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. Both will meet again in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup . Against Iceland, on the other hand, seven out of ten games were won, three - in three consecutive games between 1992 and 1995 of the qualifications for the 1994 World Cup and 1996 European Championship - were lost.
The Hungarians started with a 2-0 victory against the favored Austrians and drew against Iceland with a late own goal . Based on the results of the other groups, it was already clear before the last game that the Hungarians had reached the round of 16. Coach Bernd Storck therefore did without players in the last game who had already received a yellow card . In an open exchange of blows, the Hungarians took the lead after 19 minutes with a long-range shot by their oldest field player Zoltán Gera , but had to accept the equalizer a few minutes before half-time. Shortly after the break they brought in captain Balázs DzsudzsákWith a directly converted, but for the goalkeeper deflected free kick back into the lead, which Cristiano Ronaldo equalized three minutes later with his first goal at this European Championship. Dzsudzsák was able to give the Hungarians another lead five minutes later with a deflected shot, which Ronaldo equalized again seven minutes later. In the end, both were satisfied with the 3: 3, as the Portuguese made it to the round of 16 and the Hungarians became group winners.
In the round of 16 they met Belgium, which finished second in Group E. Belgium won clearly 4-0.
As a result of the European Championship games, Hungary gained 29 points in the FIFA world rankings and moved up one place.
|Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Bordeaux|
|Sat., June 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Marseille|
|Tue, 22 Jun 2016 at 18:00 in Décines-Charpieu ( Lyon )|
|Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. in Toulouse|
- Hungary – North. Ireland 1:2
- Faroe Islands – Hungary 0:1
- Hungary – Finland 1:0
- North. Ireland – Hungary 1:1
- Hungary – Faroe Islands 2:1
- Norway – Hungary 0:1
- fifa.com: "Kiraly: The qualification was worth the long wait"
- FIFA World Ranking (July 17, 2014)
- FIFA World Ranking (December 3, 2015)
- mlsz.hu: „Bernd Storck happy with team’s performance“
- Hungary - Côte d`Ivoire 0: 0
- mlsz.hu: „Provisional EURO 2016 squad named as preparations begin in earnest“
- uefa.com: "Hungary with a concentrated offensive for the EURO"
- Westfälische Nachrichten : Newcomers and long-running hits: Numbers - Numbers - Numbers: Albania is the biggest outsider among bookmakers , European Football Championship 2016, Paris, sid, June 10, 2016
- uefa.com: "UEFA EURO 2016 final draw"