Euro 2016 Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium

Euro 2016: Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium

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In the third clash of today, Hungary will take on Belgium in Toulouse, France on Sunday in the round of 16 for a place in the Euro 16 quarterfinals.

Krisztian Nemeth, Laszlo Kleinheisler, Tamas Kadar and Adam Nagy are likely to play for Hungary who had given the rest last time.

Belgium may name the same side that beat Sweden in their final group match.

Euro 2016: Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium

Euro 2016 Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium
Euro 2016 Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium

MATCH PREVIEW

Nobody has expected from Hungary that they will make the round of 16 and that too with topping the group.  Hungary fans will proud of their performance and.  There was little interest in their game before they qualified for the tournament but the scenes in Budapest during the 3-3 draw with Portugal showed enthusiasm is returning.

Hungary has emerged as one of the best rate of winning because no loss of any match in this tournament but is massive underdogs against highly-ranked Belgium.

Since their opening game defeat against Italy, Belgium has come back superbly with two successive wins.

Belgium did not start the campaign goo as they lost 2-0 to Italy.

While Hungary has emerged as a crowd favourite at this Euro 2016 tournament and won their tournament-opener Austria. A win over Belgium will enhance their chances to make it to the quarter-final.

No doubt, Hungary will be facing the toughest opponent so far when they play with Belgium. Belgium has a well organised and there is plenty of pace throughout the side. Hungary has excellent players in their side and they have been tagged as favourites of the tournament.

Euro 2016: Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium
Euro 2016: Battle for the quarter-final Hungary Vs Belgium

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Both countries have 12 encounters. Belgium won eight while Hungary two and there have been two draws.

Hungary has lost six of their last eight matches against Belgium, including the last four (D2).

Since 1982 World Cup, Belgium and Hungary have not met in a competitive match.

In November 1958, Hungary won their last match 3-1 which were in a friendly game.

At 1972 European Championship, they face each other for the third-place play-off which Belgium won 2-1.

Hungary

    Hungry have won three and lost just one of their last eight internationals while four ended with a draw.

    In 1996 World Cup, they have appeared for the first time in the group stages at a major tournament but were eventually knocked out in the quarter-finals by the USSR.

    The Hungary side has remained unbeaten in the group stage, this is the first time they have performed like this at a major tournament since the 1962 World Cup.

    Hungary’s Gabor Kiraly, 40, is the oldest player ever to appear at a Euro 2016.

Belgium

    Since 1980, this is the first ever appearance for Belgium in the knockout stages of the European Championship. In their last appearance, they were beaten 2-1 by West Germany in the final.

    At the European Championship, this is the first time that they have won back-to-back.

    They have scored their last five European Championship goals in the second half.

Hungary

Goalkeepers: G Kiraly, Denes Dibusz, P Gulacsi

Defenders: A Fiola, Barnabas Bese, R Guzmics, Roland Juhasz, A Lang, Tamas Kadar, M Korhut

Midfielders: A Pinter, GergoLovrencsics, AElek, Zoltan Gera, A Nagy, Zoltan Stieber, L Kleinheisler

Forwards: B Dzsudzsak, Daniel Bode, A Szalai, Krisztian Nemeth, T Priskin, N Nikolics

Belgium

Goalkeepers: S Mignolet, Jean-Francois Gillet, T Courtois

Defenders:  J Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, T Vermaelen, Jason Denayer, T Meunier, J Lukaku, L Ciman, Christian Kabasele

Midfielders:  R Nainggolan, Moussa Dembele, M Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, K D Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Dries Mertens

Forwards:  R Lukaku, MitchyBatshuayi, D Origi, Christian Benteke

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