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25th Jun 2016

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Darragh Murphy

Away from the hilarious fan behaviour of the Irish supporters and the awful crowd trouble in Marseille, the story of Euro 2016 thus far is arguably Hungary’s Group F-topping heroics.

Written off by many as the worst team in the tournament, Hungary were one of the first sides to gain guaranteed qualification to the knockout stages after defeating quite a few pundits’ dark horses, Austria, and claiming a late point against Iceland in their second outing.

Manager Bernd Storck has been in the position for less than 12 months but he’s put together a team with few superstars but plenty of heart and teamwork.

Hungary v Portugal - Group F: UEFA Euro 2016

In fact, there are very few recognisable names when you scan Hungary’s 23-man squad.

The one that will stand out for many is Zoltan Gera, the former Fulham and West Brom stalwart who, at 37, is still able to trouble defences.

And it was Gera’s stunning opener against Portugal in Hungary’s final group game that was voted goal of the opening round on

Hard to argue with that, really, isn’t it?


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