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Pintér lined up to make Hungary debut

Published: Monday 27 September 2010, 14.52CET
Ádám Pintér has the chance of a senior Hungary debut after being named in the squad for the Group E games against San Marino and Finland, with two regular defender suspended.
Pintér lined up to make Hungary debut
Sándor Egervári is excited about working with Ádám Pintér ©Getty Images
 
Published: Monday 27 September 2010, 14.52CET

Pintér lined up to make Hungary debut

Ádám Pintér has the chance of a senior Hungary debut after being named in the squad for the Group E games against San Marino and Finland, with two regular defender suspended.

Hungary Under-21 defender Ádám Pintér has received his first senior call-up for the UEFA EURO 2012 Group E qualifiers against San Marino and Finland, with coach Sándor Egervári eager to give the 22-year-old a chance in the absence of suspended team-mates.

The tall centre-back, who left MTK Budapest for Real Zaragoza in the summer, will help Hungary make up for the absences of Pál Lázár and Zoltán Lipták against the section minnows on 8 October. "Pintér was an indispensable player for the U21s and I can see why Zaragoza signed him," said Egervári. "I can use him as a central defender or as a holding midfielder as Lázár and Lipták will be suspended against San Marino."

Cardiff City FC's Gábor Gyepes and Győri ETO FC's Tamás Koltai also make the cut for the first time since the new coach took charge. "Koltai has scored some goals for Győr and is in good form while Gyepes starts regularly for his team," said Egervári, whose side lost their first qualifier 2-0 in Sweden before beating Moldova 2-1 at home.

Hungary squad
Goalkeepers: Márton Fülöp (Ipswich Town FC), Gábor Király (TSV 1860 München), Ádám Bogdán (Bolton Wanderers FC).

Defenders: Pál Lázár (Videoton FC), Krisztián Vermes (Újpest FC), Zoltán Lipták (Videoton FC), Roland Juhász (RSC Anderlecht), Vilmos Vanczák (FC Sion), Gábor Gyepes (Cardiff City FC), Zsolt Laczkó (Debreceni VSC).

Midfielders: Ákos Elek (Videoton FC), Péter Czvitkovics (Debreceni VSC), Ádám Pintér (Real Zaragoza), Vladimir Koman (UC Sampdoria), Balázs Dzsudzsák (PSV Eindhoven), Krisztián Vadócz (CA Osasuna), Tamás Koltai (Győri ETO FC).

Forwards: Gergely Rudolf (Genoa CFC), Tamás Priskin (Ipswich Town FC), Zoltán Gera (Fulham FC), Tamás Szalai (1. FSV Mainz 05).

 
Last updated: 29/09/10 17.53CET

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