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Hungary national team – starting line-up (Best XI) from match which clinched their qualification for the 2016 Euros in France. (Hungary starting squad from 15 November 2015, Hungary 2-1 Norway/3-1 aggregate to Hungary in 2016 UEFA Euros qualifiers play-offs). « billsportsmaps.com

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January 14, 2016

Hungary national team – starting line-up (Best XI) from match which clinched their qualification for the 2016 Euros in France. (Hungary starting squad from 15 November 2015, Hungary 2-1 Norway/3-1 aggregate to Hungary in 2016 UEFA Euros qualifiers play-offs).

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Links…
-Squad chart.
-Article on Hungary qualifying…Gambles pay off as Hungary get to France and Storck proves his worth (by Jonathan Wilson in Budapest for theguardian.com/football).
-Team (page incl. current squad)…Hungary national football team (en.wikipedia.org).
-Team, with schedule, etc…HUNGARY (soccerway.com).
-Country…Hungary (en.wikipedia.org).
-The UEFA Euros tournament in France in June 2016… UEFA Euro 2016 (en.wikipedia.org).



    Hungary national team – starting line-up (Best XI) from match which clinched their qualification for the 2016 Euros in France.
    (Hungary starting squad from 15 November 2015, Hungary 2-1 Norway/3-1 aggregate to Hungary in 2016 UEFA Euros qualifiers play-offs)

By Bill Turianski on 1 January 2016; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.com.

Demographics of Hungary…
Size of Hungary:
20,779 km-squared (or 8,022 square miles). Hungary is about the size-by-area as Portugal, or about the size of the state of Maine in the USA. This makes Hungary the 109th-largest country by area, placing it between South Korea and Portugal.

Population of Hungary…
Hungary has a population of around 9.8 million {2014 estimate}. Hungary is the 88th-most-populous country, placing it between (the west African nation of) Benin and Sweden, in population size.
{Sources: Hungary;
List of countries and dependencies by population (en.wikipedia.org).}

Capital & largest city…
Budapest, city population: about 1.7 million. Greater Budapest metro-area population: about 3.3 million {2015 figures}.

Gross Domestic Product of Hungary…
Hungary has the 49th-highest GDP in the world, at $25,019 (Int$) per capita. (Gross Domestic Product as measured by purchasing power parity [PPP] per capita, via IMF numbers.)
{Source: List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita (en.wikipedia.org).}

Hungary national team coach: Bernd Storck…
Bernd Storck. The 53-year-old Bernd Storck was born in Herne in the Rhine-Ruhr, in [West] Germany. He played for nearby clubs Bochum and Borussia Dortmund as a defender (from 1981-89/170 league app/8 goals). Upon retiring as a player in 1989, Storck got his coaching credentials and then, in the 1996 to 2007 time frame, was an assistant at 3 top-flight German clubs (Hertha Berlin, Wolfsburg, Dortmund), as well as at the largest Serbian club, FK Partizan. Storck then got his first shot as a manager, in Kazakhstan in 2008, with the now-defunct club Alma-Ata. At the same time, Storck worked as the coach of the Kazakhstan U-21 team. When Alma-Ata merged with another club to form FC Almaty in December 2008, Storck landed on his feet and joined the Kazakhstan national team set-up full-time, as the coach. In 2010, Storck was signed to a new 1-year contract. Storck was able to improve the quality of the Kazakh squad, but following a bottom-of-the-group finish in the 2012 UEFA Euros qualifying, the Kazakhstan FA sacked Storck in October 2010, but kept him on as the U-19 coach (?). Storck then moved on to Greece, as the U-21 team coach for the Greek giants Olympiacos (from 2012-14). Then Storck took up the position of U-20 team coach of Hungary, and led them to a round-of-16 appearance in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In July 2015, Bernd Storck was assistant coach to Pál Dárdai when Dárdai resigned as Hungary coach (to devote his full-time attention to managing his old club, Hertha Berlin – and the currently-4th-place Hertha are one of the surprises this season [2015-16] in the Bundesliga).

In July 2015, Bernd Storck was appointed temporary coach of the Hungary national team…
So the Hungarian football authorities gave the reins to Bernd Storck, as temporary coach. 3 months later, Hungary backed their way into the 2016 UEFA Euros qualifying play-offs as 3rd-place finishers in a weak group (Group F: Northern Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greece). It was then that Storck took drastic action, and on the eve of their upcoming play-offs match-up with Norway, Storck fired most of Dárdai’s Hungarian-speaking staff, and brought in, as his number two, the former Dortmund midfielder Andreas Möller. The gamble paid off. A few weeks later, Hungary beat the Norwegians in Oslo, 0-1 with the sole goal by 21-year-old László Kleinheisler, who was making his debut for Hungary that day. (See fuzzy screenshot image below, which shows Kleinheisler at the top-right of the penalty box about to wheel around and fire a shot into the net.) Storck had given an international debut, in a very crucial match, to the mercurial Kleinheisler (who is highly rated but plays on the Videton reserve side, because of a contract dispute/ update: László Kleinheisler was transferred from Videoton to Werder Bremen on 20 Jan. 2016, for an undisclosed fee). That was another calculated gamble that paid off, and now Hungary were in the driver’s seat.

On 15 Nov. 2015, Hungary clinched 2016 Euros qualification with a 2-1 victory over Norway (3-1 aggregate to Hungary)…
Video (2:07): Hungary 2-1 Norway on 15 Sept. 2015 (livetv.sx).
3 days later, the second leg, in Budapest, was played before a capacity crowd of 22,189 at the Groupama Arena. The first goal was scored by Tamás Priskin, in the 14th minute. Priskin got possession of a long pass from Tamás Kádár, cut towards the goal and curled a 19-yard screamer into the far right corner of the net (see a photo of Priskin scoring further below/ see the video linked to above). (After the game, the former-Ipswich Town/former-Watford & current-Slovan Bratislava FW Priskin called the goal the best of his career.) As the match progressed into the latter-part of the second half, Norway began mounting more serious threats, with former Hertha Berlin & Crystal Palace GK Gabor Kiraly making a great save from a close-range shot by Norway LW Marcus Pedersen. Then Hungary all but sealed it in the 82nd minute, thanks to an own-goal by Norway FW Markus Henriksen. But 5 minutes later Henriksen made up for that, by scoring a goal in the 87th minute to make it 2-1. Still, Norway needed 2 more goals to secure the aggregate, and the one goal was all that Norway could muster. So Hungary went through that day in Budapest, and now Hungary have qualified for the UEFA Euros for the first time since they finished in 4th in the 1972 Euros. And Hungary have qualified for a major tournament for the first time in 30 years (previous: 1986 FIFA World Cup). And Hungary accomplished this qualification for the 2016 Euros without a single starter on the squad who’s playing his pro ball in one of the Big 5 Western European leagues (ie, none in Germany, or in Spain, or in England, or in Italy, or in France).

In November 2015, Hungary beat Norway in the 2016 UEFA Euros qualifiers play-offs, by a 3-1 aggregate score…
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Photo credits above – Magyar fans celebrate with Hungary players after a win, early in the 2016 UEFA Euros qualifying campaign (photo un-captioned/circa 2014), photo by AFP/Getty Images via dailymail.co.uk/sport/football. Screenshot of video of Norway 0-1 Hungary, UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Hungary on 12 Nov. 2015 with international debutante the 21-year-old László Kleinheisler about to score the winner, image via video uploaded by Soccer Eleven at youtube.com. László Kleinheisler celebrating his goal v Norway, screenshot of video unattributed at skysports.com. Kleinheisler celebrating the crucial goal with temporary-coach of Hungary Bernd Storck, photo by AP via dailymail.co.uk/sport/football. Tamas Priskin scoring, photo by Laszlo Balogh/Reuters via theguardian.com/football. The Hungary squad tosses coach Bernd Storck into the air, celebrating their win which sends them to the 2016 Euros, photo by AFP via haveeru.com.mv. Illustration of Hungary coat-of-arms (badge on home jersey), by Kanchelskis at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hungary_home_kit_2008.svg. Proud Hungary fans showing their colours following the big win, photo by UEFA via vavel.com.

Please note: by clicking on the illustration below, you can place it in an enlargeable separate page…

    Hungary national team – starting line-up (Best XI) from match which clinched their qualification for the 2016 Euros in France.
    (Hungary starting squad from 15 November 2015, Hungary 2-1 Norway/3-1 aggregate to Hungary in 2016 UEFA Euros qualifiers play-offs).

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Hungary national team – starting line-up (Best XI) from match which clinched their qualification for the 2016 Euros in France. (Hungary starting squad from 15 November 2015, Hungary 2-1 Norwayn
Photo and Image credits above -
Bernd Storck, with Hungary players celebrating their qualification for 2016 UEFA Euros, photo by DPA via tz.de/sport/fussball. Blank map of EU with Hungary, by NuclearVacuum at File:EU-Hungary.svg. Blank map of Hungary by NordNordWest at en.wikipedia.org, File:Hungary location map.svg.
Illustration of Hungary coat-of-arms (badge on home jersey), by Kanchelskis at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hungary_home_kit_2008.svg. Hungary 2014-15 home jersey, photo by amazon.com/Hungary-Home-Jersey.
Squad…
Goalkeeper… Gábor Király, GK (Haladás), photo by Unger Tamás/vaol.hu at nemzetisport.hu.
Defenders…Attila Fiola, CB/RB/DMF (Puskás Akadémia), photo by Takács József via Puskás Akadémia puskasakademia.hu. Richárd Guzmics, CB (Wisła Kraków), photo unattributed at nb1.hu/hirek. Ádám Lang, CB (Videoton) photo by Videoton FC at vidi.hu/lang-adam. Tamás Kádár,CB/LB (Lech Poznań), photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk/PAP via polskieradio.pl.
Central Holding Midfielder…Ádám Nagy, DMF/CMF/RMF (Ferencváros), photo by Földi Imre via nemzetisport.hu/magyar_valogatott.
Midfielders…Balázs Dzsudzsák, RW/LW (Bursaspor), photo unattributed at konspor.com. Ákos Elek, CMF (Diósgyőr), photo unattributed at amigeleken.hu/hirek/elek-akos-interju-az-origo-n. László Kleinheisler, CMF (Videoton), photo by Videoton FC at vidi.hu. Gergő Lovrencsics (Lech Poznań), photo by Piotr Lesinowski via a href=”http://www.poznan.sport.pl/sport-poznan/1,124479,19191112,baraze-euro-2016-gergo-lovrencsics-bedzie-bronia-wegrow-w-starciu.html”>poznan.sport.pl.
Forward…Tamás Priskin, CF/LW (Slovan Bratislava), photo by sportolunk.sk via nb1.hu/hirek/priskin-tamas-nem-orultem-fogadtatasnak-de.
Other player-options… Ádám Pintér, CB/DMF (Ferencváros), photo by Földi D. Attila at nemzetisport.hu Dániel Böde CF/AMF (Ferencváros), photo by Andalou Agency at gettyimages.com. Zoltán Gera, MF/AMF (Ferencváros), photo by Sasgabor.hu Photography via tempofradi.hu. Krisztián Németh CF/W (Sporting Kansas City), photo by T. Rob Brown at kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc.

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Thanks to all at the following links -
Hungary national football team (en.wikipedia.org).

Special thanks to the very excellent site called transfermkt.com – for their unerring ability to describe most any footballers’ position(s). Transfermkt.com.

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