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Hungary – France Facts

hungary - france facts

The 2nd match day in UEFA EURO 2020 Group F&#39 brings Hungary against France for the first time in 16 years.

• Hungary made their second consecutive EURO appearance, while also making their debut for only the second time in 49 years, while France have appeared in every tournament since 1992&#39, reaching the quarter-finals or better in five of the last six games – including finishing second at UEFA EURO 2016' in its own field.

previous meetings

• It is Hungary's first match against France since May 31, 2005&#39, a friendly 2-1&#39 loss at Metz&#39. Djibril Cissé and Florent Malouda were on target in the first half for the home team, while Zsombor Kerekes was a draw back for Hungary. .

• The teams played eight matches before in Budapest, and lastly in March 1990, France won 3-1 in the friendly match. Éric Cantona scored two goals for the visitor, whose other goal was Franck Sauzée' Attila Pintér&#39's penalty pulled Hungary&#39 back on level terms for a short time.

• This was his first win in Budapest where he suffered six defeats in June 1927, which included a double hat-trick from József Takács&#39 and a record 13-#39 loss for Hungary's record victory.

EURO 1984 final highlights: France 2-0 Spain

Highlights of EURO 1984 final: France 2-0 Spain

• This is the fifth UEFA European Championship match where both sides have won three of the previous four matches against Hungary, drawing the other. In the 1964 quarterfinals they won 3-1 at Paris&#39 and 2-1 at Budapest and drew 1-1 at #39 in Budapest – the only other time France had escaped defeat at Hungary #39 – with a win in Paris#39 239-0 in a 1972&# competition qualified to participate.

• The teams crossed paths twice in the FIFA World Cup group stage. France won 3-1 at 78/#39 before France won 3-0 in Mexico-#39 eight years later, with Dominique Rocheteau scoring his third goal in each match.

EURO facts: Hungary

• This is Hungary's second consecutive EURO final. Their 2016 appearance was their first since 1972&#39 and their first major tournament since 1986 World Cup&#39. Only four countries competed in the first two EURO final rounds reached by the Magyar' in 1964 and 1972'

• In 2016, a team coached by Bernd Storck&#39 was on the same level as Iceland, but finished first in Group F with five points in a one-to-one record, and was two points ahead of Portugal, which eliminated Austria by one point. Hungary opened with a 2-0 win over Austria in #39 in Bordeaux before drawing with Iceland (1-1) and Portugal (3-3), Ádám Szalai led the score.

EURO 2016 highlights: Hungary 3-3 Portugal

Highlights of EURO 2016&#39: Hungary 3-3 Portugal

• Belgium proved to be very strong in 16 rounds, but beat the winners 4-0 in Toulouse&#39 – even though three of those goals came in the last 12 minutes.

• Before facing Portugal in Match 1, Hungary had won two of their eight matches in the EURO final tournaments (D2 L4).

• Hungary finished fourth in the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying group, scoring 12 points from eight matches, finishing behind Croatia, Wales and Slovakia&#39 – all in the final tournament.

• Marco Rossi&#39's side qualified for the EURO play-offs&#39, placing second in their group in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League&#39, and finished behind two Finlands and one ahead of Greece.

• The Hungarians then won 3-1 in the play-off semi-finals in Bulgaria &#39 but ran to Iceland &#39 in their finals in Budapest, while Loïc Négo (88) and Dominik Szoboszlai(90 +2) won a dramatic 2-1 win and the final tournament to grab a place.

Highlights: Hungary 2-1 Iceland

Highlights: Hungary 2-1 Iceland

• At the end of 2020' Hungary was not defeated in six matches (W4 D2) as they lost 3-2 at home to Russia&#39 in the UEFA Nations League&#39 on 6 September 2020&#39.

• Hungary reached the finals in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, losing to Italy (in France) and West Germany (in Switzerland) in the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, respectively.

• Hungary's first match at Puskás Aréna&#39 was a 2-1 friendly defeat to Uruguay&#39 on 15 November 2019&#39. On September 6, 2020, they lost the next match in the UEFA Nations League, which was defeated 3-2 against Russia and #39, in the UEFA Nations League, but they were victorious. This is the third attempt with a 2-1 playoff win against Iceland&#39. At the end of 2020' their ground record was W2 D1 L2.

• At the beginning of 2021&#39, Hungary&#39's overall record in Budapest&#39 was W229 D88 L83.

EURO facts: France

• Portugal&#39's 1-0 defeat in UEFA EURO 2016 final prevented France&#39's chance to claim their third EURO title after 1984 and 2000 victories.

• In 2016, Didier Deschamps&#39's team defeated the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in the round of 16 – their first EURO knockout win since 2000 – finishing first in their group ahead of Switzerland, Albania and Romania. Iceland (5-2) and Germany (2-0) were then defeated only to have Portugal beat the winners at Saint-Denis#39.

Watch great France goals

Watch great France goals

• Les Bleus responded to this disappointment by winning their second World Cup in 2018-#39, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final to add to their championship 20 years ago.

• Deschamps, who won the world (1998) and European (2000) championships with France as a player, can repeat this success as a coach; France aside, only West Germany (1972 EURO, 1974 World Cup) and Spain (2008 and 2012 EURO, 2010 World Cup) have held both titles simultaneously.

• France qualified for the 2020 finals by finishing Group H #39 first, and won eight of the ten eliminations (D1 L1), two of which scored 25 more than Turkey.

• On 8 June 2019, the 2-0 loss in Turkey&#39 was France&#39's only 90-minute loss in the 17 EURO match (W13 D3) before the 1st Match.

2000 final highlights: France's golden night

2000 final events: France's golden night

• France advances to the 13th consecutive world or European final tournament; They haven't missed it since the 1994 World Cup, and they've played five finals in this run, winning three of them.

• This is France's tenth EURO'#39 and eighth in a row; they did not manage to attend the last 1988 event.

• All matches of France&#39 in Hungary&#39 were played with the home team in Budapest&#39. Registers W1 D1 L6; this is their first match at Puskás Aréna&#39.

Links and trivia

• Négo, who scored Hungary's late equalizer against Iceland's #39 in the UEFA EURO 2020 play-off final, his first international goal, was born in France and was part of the side that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship at home with Antoine. griezmann. He obtained Hungarian citizenship in 2019.

• Starting his senior career with Nantes, Négo scored a decisive penalty when Fehérvár&#39 defeated French club Reims&#39 4-1 on 24 September 2020, after the third qualifying round draw of the UEFA Europa League ended goalless.

• Those who have also played in France:
Ádám Lang (Dijon 2016–18, on loan Nancy 2018)
Barnabas Bese (Le Havre 2016–20)

• Those who have played together:
Péter Gulácsi, Willi Orban and Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig 2017–)
Dominik Szoboszlai and Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig 2021–)

• Gulácsi, Upamecano and reserve Orban were on the side of Leipzig, which was defeated 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the 18 August 2020 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappé took part in Paris&#39.

• Gulácsi, Orban, Upamecano and Kimpembe played 90 minutes as they beat Leipzig Paris 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage on 4 November 2020' The four of them were joined by Mbappé for a 1-0 victory over Paris at the Parc des Princes&#39 on 24 November 2020&#39.

• As a player, Hungary coach Rossi was sent off to Deschamps&#39's Juventus&#39 in Serie A&#39 on April 11, 1998 in Piacenza&#39's 2-0&#39 away game.

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