The Hungarian National Team, going for their third consecutive European Championship in a row, got placed into Group A. They will start their campaign against Switzerland, then face host nation Germany and Scotland, in that order.
Hungary won their Euro 2024 qualifying group unbeaten and ended the entire year without losing a single game. The National Team gave very little opportunity for the small minority of contrarians, actively rooting against them, to gloat.
The new national stadium opened its door exactly four years ago today—its inaugural game was an international football friendly between Hungary and Uruguay. Since then, it has seen many great clashes and has routinely been filled to the brim with fans in the past few years.
One of the star players of the Israeli national team brought with him the boot of a kidnapped football player, which he showed reporters at the press conference in Felcsút.
Israel had to postpone their last two European Championship qualifiers last month due to the Hamas attacks. Now, as Israel is not yet safe enough to host football games for their national team, they found their temporary home at the Pancho Arena in Felcsút, Hungary. This is not the first time Hungary provides a temporary home turf for a foreign football team.
The Italian-born sportsman received his Certificate of Citizenship from President Katalin Novák at the Sándor Palace. With Rossi’s leadership, the National Team has achieved outstanding results, such as beating England 4–0 in the Nations League.
Csányi also set out an ambitious goal: he wants to bring the UEFA Champions League final to Budapest, in 2026 at the earliest.
Romanian football fans engaged in their habit of chanting slogans degrading Hungary again at both of the European Championship qualifier games. What’s more, they also brought a banner mocking the Greater Hungary map and started a fight among themselves this time.