The pride of 2016
Jan03

The pride of 2016

2016 turned out to be a proud year for Hungarian football, the National Team qualified for the Euro’s for the first time since 1972. Not many believed they would progress beyond the group stage but a win v Austria & draws with Iceland and Portugal saw them not only progress but finish top of the group & advance to the knockout phase. A 4-0 defeat v Belgium in the round of 16 saw them head home, where they were rightly welcomed...

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Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall
Jul06

Communism, politics and football – the short story of Hungarian football’s dramatic fall

This article first appeared in June’s Libero magazine which you can subscribe to here Hungary are finally getting ready for their first major tournament in 30 years this summer, but once the world leader in football innovation on and off the pitch, Hungarian football has desperately struggled both at club and international level ever since that last great side in the 1950’s. How did such a drastic fall occur? Hungary’s most...

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Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Portugal
Jun03

Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Portugal

ESPN’s Portugal correspondent Tom Kundert of Portugoal.net give us the lowdown on the group’s top seed. Click on the following link to read our post on Hungary’s other Group F opponents Austria and Iceland  What was the media reaction and your reaction to the group and in particular the challenge of Hungary? The media and most people in Portugal considered it a kind draw. In fact, the coach Fernando Santos has been...

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Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Iceland
May31

Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Iceland

Over the next few days we will posting previews on Hungary’s Group F opponents from an Austrian, an Icelandic and a Portuguese footballing expert. Hungary play Iceland in the second group game in 17 days time, UEFA’s Iceland correspondent Johann Sigurdsson give us the lowdown on the surprise package from qualifying. To read our post on opponents Austria click here What was the media reaction and your reaction to the group...

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Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Austria
May26

Euro 2016: Hungary’s Group F Opponents – Austria

Over the next few days we will posting previews on Hungary’s Group F opponents from an Austrian, an Icelandic and a Portuguese footballing expert. Hungary play Austria in the first group game in 18 days time, the guys from SchnitzelSoccer give us the lowdown on the old enemy. To read our post on opponents Iceland click here What was the media reaction and your reaction to the group and in particular the challenge of Hungary? You...

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Hungary’s Chances At The Euros This Summer
May25

Hungary’s Chances At The Euros This Summer

Hungary’s Chances At The Euros This Summer When your country’s national team makes it to a major international competition for the first time in 30 years, it can be a confusing mess of emotions. While you want to rejoice in the fact that your team has made it back to the international stage and just be happy to be there, you also want to see your countrymen “make it count” and advance beyond the first stage, making the world...

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