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Author Archive for Mátyás Szeli

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Euro 2020 team guides part 23: Hungary

The injury-hit Magyars have landed in the Group of Death but will host two of their group games in BudapestThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countri…

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Roland Sallai: Hungary forward who has grown up fast with club and country

Striker has football in his blood – his uncle played in two World Cups and his father won the domestic leagueThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 count…

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Gabor Kiraly: Hungary’s veteran goalkeeper puts his faith in old habits

The 40-year-old is preparing to set the seal on a colourful career by becoming the oldest player to appear at a European Championship, 18 years after marking his international debut for Hungary by saving a penalty with his first touch

This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2016 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the countries who have qualified for France. theguardian.com is running previews from three countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 10 June.

Gabor Kiraly looked into the camera and was trying to hold back the tears. It was 1998 and the then 22-year-old goalkeeper had just made his international debut in a win over Austria, saving a penalty with his first touch. “It was amazing that the supporters were chanting my name,” he said. “I have a feeling this is the beginning of us going upwards. We ask for patience but we are working on it.”

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Hungary Euro 2016 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions

Bernd Storck’s team lineup in a 4-2-3-1 and the coach has been working hard on the possession game with the aim of taking the pressure off a defence likely to be tested more than in qualifying

This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2016 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the countries who have qualified for France. theguardian.com is running previews from three countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 10 June.

Bernd Storck’s team usually play 4‑2‑3‑1. The German built on the foundations laid by his predecessor, Pal Dardai, who came in after Attila Pinter was dismissed following a home defeat by Northern Ireland in the first qualifier. Dardai came up with 11 points from five games but had to leave because of commitments to Hertha Berlin.

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