The 2nd match day in UEFA EURO 2020 Group F' 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', reaching the quarter-finals or better in five of the last six games – including finishing second at UEFA EURO 2016' in its own field.
• It is Hungary's first match against France since May 31, 2005', a friendly 2-1' loss at Metz'. 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''s penalty pulled Hungary' 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' and a record 13-#39 loss for Hungary's record victory.
• 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' 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' and their first major tournament since 1986 World Cup'. 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' 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.
• Belgium proved to be very strong in 16 rounds, but beat the winners 4-0 in Toulouse' – 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' – all in the final tournament.
• Marco Rossi''s side qualified for the EURO play-offs', placing second in their group in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League', and finished behind two Finlands and one ahead of Greece.
• The Hungarians then won 3-1 in the play-off semi-finals in Bulgaria ' but ran to Iceland ' 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.
• At the end of 2020' Hungary was not defeated in six matches (W4 D2) as they lost 3-2 at home to Russia' in the UEFA Nations League' on 6 September 2020'.
• 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' was a 2-1 friendly defeat to Uruguay' on 15 November 2019'. 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'. At the end of 2020' their ground record was W2 D1 L2.
• At the beginning of 2021', Hungary''s overall record in Budapest' was W229 D88 L83.
EURO facts: France
• Portugal''s 1-0 defeat in UEFA EURO 2016 final prevented France''s chance to claim their third EURO title after 1984 and 2000 victories.
• In 2016, Didier Deschamps''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.
• 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' was France''s only 90-minute loss in the 17 EURO match (W13 D3) before the 1st Match.
• 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' in Hungary' were played with the home team in Budapest'. Registers W1 D1 L6; this is their first match at Puskás Aréna'.
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' defeated French club Reims' 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'.
• 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' on 24 November 2020'.
• As a player, Hungary coach Rossi was sent off to Deschamps''s Juventus' in Serie A' on April 11, 1998 in Piacenza''s 2-0' away game.