Austria v Hungary Line-ups
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Official squad list
|1||Robert Almer||32||Austria Wien|
|3||Aleksandar Dragovic||25||Dynamo Kyiv|
|9||Rubin Okotie||29||1860 Munchen|
|5||Attila Fiola||26||Puskas Akademia|
|19||Tamas Priskin||29||Slovan Bratislava|
Austria defeated Hungary 5-0 in the neighbours’ first official international in 1902, but it should be closer as they reconvene in UEFA EURO 2016 Group F.
• Austria have played 137 games against Hungary, with the record W40 D31 L66.
• Their first competitive encounter came at the 1934 FIFA World Cup, where Austria overcame Hungary 2-1 in Bologna to reach the semi-finals. That remains the countries’ only final tournament meeting.
• When Hungary last qualified for a major tournament, the 1986 World Cup, they overcame Austria twice in the process, winning 3-1 in Budapest and 3-0 in Vienna. Those are the sides’ most recent competitive encounters.
• Hungary won the most recent encounter, 2-1 in Graz in August 2006.
• Austria-Hungary was a single nation from 1867–1918, though they maintained separate football teams.
EURO facts – Austria
• This is the first time Austria have qualified for a UEFA European Championship final tournament – they appeared as co-hosts at UEFA EURO 2008 but failed to win in three games.
• Austria’s greatest achievement is a third-place finish at the 1954 World Cup in neighbouring Switzerland. They last qualified for a World Cup in 1998, when the tournament was staged in France.
• Austria are one of four nations – along with England, Italy and Romania – who negotiated UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying unbeaten (W9 D1). They came to the finals on a nine-game competitive winning streak and having not lost in 11 competitive fixtures (W10 D1).
• Austria’s only previous game in Bordeaux was a 1-0 friendly defeat by France in March 1984, Dominique Rocheteau scoring the goal.
• The only Austrian side to have played in Bordeaux in UEFA club competition is Rapid Wien, who drew 1-1 in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup first round.
EURO facts – Hungary
• This is Hungary’s first EURO finals since 1972 and their first major final tournament since 1986. Only four countries competed at the two EURO final tournaments they reached – in 1964 and 1972.
• Hungary reached the final of the 1938 and 1954 World Cups, losing to Italy (in France) and West Germany respectively.
• Hungary made it to their finals after winning both legs of their play-off against Norway. Their record in the qualifying group stage was W4 D4 L2.
• The only Hungarian sides to have played in Bordeaux in UEFA competition lost UEFA Cup games against Les Girondins – Újpest 1-0 in November 1988 and Debrecen 5-1 in September 2001.
Coach and player links
• At 40 years and 75 days, Hungary goalkeeper Gábor Kiraly will become the oldest person to feature at a UEFA European Championship final tournament if he plays against Austria; aged 39 years and 91 days when Germany took on Portugal at UEFA EURO 2000, Lothar Matthäus is the oldest man to have played at a EURO to date.
• Have played together:
Christian Fuchs (Austria) and Ádám Szalai (Hungary) – Schalke, 2013–14
Michael Gregoritsch (Austria) and Zoltán Stieber (Hungary) – Hamburg, 2015–16
• Austria defender György Garics was born in Hungary and also holds Hungarian citizenship; his family moved to Austria when he was 14.
• Hungary’s German coach Bernd Storck took on Austria as Kazakhstan coach in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying; his side lost 2-0 in Vienna.
• Austria coach Marcel Koller faced Hungary as a player, his Switzerland side earning a 2-2 draw in Budapest in EURO ’96 qualifying.