Hungary - Group F
In qualifying for Euro 2016, Hungary have already exceeded all expectations, however a kind draw means that Bernd Storck's men may be doing more than just making up the numbers.
Get to know: Hungary
You’d have to say that the Hungarians can consider themselves more than a little fortunate to find themselves at Euro 2016, following a stuttering campaign which saw them spend just 25.5% of their time winning during qualifiers – the lowest of any team at France this summer. They eventually required a two-legged play-off victory against Norway, during which they actually produced some of their best football, winning both games home and away.
In the group stages, they won 4 games, drew 4 and lost 2, scoring 11 goals, conceding 9 and ending up with a +2 goal difference.
In the draw for the main event, Hungary were placed in Group F, alongside Portugal, Austria and Iceland.
June 14 vs. Austria 4pm – Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
June 18 vs. Iceland 4pm – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
June 22 vs. Portugal 4pm – Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
During qualification, the Austria scored 11 goals
Their goal scorers were:
- Dániel Böde (2)
- Krisztián Németh (2)
- Balázs Dzsudzsák (1)
- Zoltán Gera (1)
- Richárd Guzmics (1)
- Gergő Lovrencsics (1)
- Tamás Priskin (1)
- Zoltán Stieber (1)
- Ádám Szalai (1)
Qualification Stat Truths:
- None of their matches were settled by more than a single goal.
- Spent 25.5% of their time winning during qualifiers – the lowest of any qualifier.
- Joint-worst conversion in the first half of matches of any qualifier (7.1%).
- Six of the ten goals they conceded during qualifying came in the final 15 minutes (at 60% this is the second-highest of any team at the finals).
- Carded more often than any qualifier: an average of 3.1 per match (but no reds).
All data based on Hungary’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign. Courtesy of the Press Association.