Hungary vs Croatia Preview – International Friendly – 26th March 2016
Mar25

Hungary vs Croatia Preview – International Friendly – 26th March 2016

Tomasz Mortimer previews Saturday’s friendly between Croatia and Hungary Hungary return to the stadium where their dream became reality last November when they face a star-studded Croatia side at the Groupama Stadion on Saturday evening. Croatia, who will be without their star man Ivan Rakitic and bombing full back Darijo Srna for the tie, still boast a impressively strong squad which includes the likes of Real Madrid’s Luka...

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Hungarian Football Roundup – January in Focus
Jan20

Hungarian Football Roundup – January in Focus

In a new monthly column, Tomasz Mortimer will guide us through the events that have taken place in Hungarian football throughout the month. With the transfer window reopening, and Hungarian league football currently in a winter break, transfers are at the forefront of this month’s issue. Kleinheisler joins Werder What a year it’s been for Laszlo Kleinheisler! Shipped out this time last year on loan to Puskas FC after struggling...

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A nation rejoices
Jan04

A nation rejoices

The final whistle in the Groupama Arena against Norway heralded a sense of euphoria that has been forgotten in Hungary for a generation. After a 44 year absence the nation will once again compete amongst Europe’s elite at this summer’s Euro 2016 in France. And while it has been a long and arduous wait, ravaged by adversity and disappointment, the nation can once again rejoice at the country’s success. Following the...

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Bonjour France!
Nov19

Bonjour France!

Written by Gaby Kovács In 1986 I was 12 years old. My Panini World Cup sticker book lay mostly empty other than a couple of pages, Hungary’s. Unsurprisingly, these pages filled pretty quickly as by playground swaps value, the entire team could be had for as little as Gary Lineker or the shiny Brazil badge. As a family, we sat round the television to watch our national team in Mexico whilst the adult males swore, waved their arms...

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Romania 1-1 Hungary – Match Report and Comments from the Stands
Oct13

Romania 1-1 Hungary – Match Report and Comments from the Stands

Written by Tomasz Mortimer (Photo’s and Comments from the stands at the bottom) A poisonous Arena Nationale in Romania was the perfect setting for Hungary to reignite life into their European Championship qualifying campaign after last round’s embarrassing 2-1 defeat at home to Northern Ireland. Caretaker manager Pal Dardai, the former Hertha Berlin midfielder, was the new man in the dugout for the Magyars, and he couldn’t have...

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Hungary vs Northern Ireland preview
Sep06

Hungary vs Northern Ireland preview

Euro 2016 Qualifier, Group F Hungary vs Northern Ireland September 7th 2014 Groupama Arena, Budapest This first qualification game for these two sides in group F takes place at the brand new Groupama Arena in Budapest, the home of Ferencváros. A much more compact stadium than the vast Puskás stadium should prove a much better place to create an atmosphere that will make it intimidating for away sides coming to the capital, but not...

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