Euro 20224: Hungary national team

A tactical preview for Hungary National Football Team playing in EURO 2024

Hungary are in Group A of UEFA Euro 2024. They are one of the outliers of the tournament. Marco Rossi’s side have been drawn into one of the most difficult groups of the tournament alongside the likes of Germany, Switzerland, and Scotland. This will be Hungary’s third consecutive appearance in the Euros. Trikolór returned to the competition in 2016 for the first time since 1872.

Hungary, though, had an impressive qualifying campaign. They remained unbeaten and beat Serbia both home and away. Hence, it’s difficult to rule Rossi’s side out completely.

Predicted lineup of Hungary National Football Team playing in EUROs

Hungary don’t have a star-studded squad in their ranks. However, they have some notable players. Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai is their brightest star and the national team’s captain. Other Premier League stars, like Milos Kerkez and more, are also present in the team. Hungary could line up in a tactical way that could give them a chance in the difficult group A.

Hungary’s likely starting XI for Euro 2024 (Credit:

Hungary Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Péter Gulácsi (GK), Márton Dárdai, Ádám Lang, Willi Orbán, Callum Styles, András Schafer, Ádám Nagy, Milos Kerkez, Roland Sallai, Martin Ádám, Dominik Szoboszlai (C)

Also Read: Hungary squad for UEFA EURO 2024: Who’s in and who’s out, key players and predicted line-up

Team Strengths

  • Form One of Hungary’s main strengths is their current form. They have recently stunned European giants like England, Germany, and more. Considering their record against Germany in recent games, Rossi’s side will fancy their chances in Group A.
  • Creativity Captain Dominik Szoboszlai is one of the finest midfielders in Europe. He can create chances and also possesses great set-piece ability. It makes Hungary a force to be reckoned with.
  • Defensive determination – The likes of Milos Kerkez and Willi Orbán are determined defenders. They won’t let opponents get past easily. Rossi’s side shows urgency to defend their goal. It could be helpful in a tournament like the Euros.

Team Weaknesses

  • Uneven distribution of talent While Hungary has quality, it’s not all over the pitch. They are a team of few stars. Hence, rather than individual brilliance, they’d need team solidity to have a chance at Euro 2024.
  • Inexperience Hungary are not the most experienced team in major stages. Very few of their players play in top clubs. Hence, most of the players are not adept to playing at such high-stake games.

Hungary EURO 2024 Key Players to Watch Out For

  • Dominik Szoboszlai: Liverpool’s Dominik Szoboszlai is undoubtedly Hungary’s best bet. He can create and he can certainly shoot. With free kicks and other set-pieces, Szoboszlai could be expected to stand over still balls, giving them a better chance.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai (Credits: Getty)
  • Milos Kerkez: Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez had an impressive season in English football. He has attracted the interest of clubs like Manchester United as well. Kerkez is somewhat wild in his approach. The Hungarian’s goal is that the opposition shall not pass and Kerkez is ready to take any approach to succeed.
Milos Kerkez
Milos Kerkez (Credits: Getty)


Hungary are one of the underdogs of the tournament. They are grouped with hosts Germany, perennial knockout presence Switzerland, and dark horses Scotland. Hungary, however, has defied the odds in the recent UEFA Nations League and the Euro qualifiers. Albeit difficult, a knockout qualification isn’t completely off the charts.

Also Read: A tactical preview for Netherlands National Football Team playing in EURO 2024