Hungary and Estonia to get friendly

Hungary and Estonia have made a provisional arrangement to meet in a friendly in November.

Play-off dates
However, the match will have to be cancelled if either side finishes runner-up in their UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying section. The first legs of the play-off matches for the final tournament are scheduled to take place on 15 and 16 November, with the return games taking place the following midweek.

Going well
Hungary are going particularly well at present, occupying second place in Group 4 having drawn 1-1 in Sweden and defeated San Marino 3-0 at home. Latvia and Poland are the other nations eyeing top spot and an automatic passage to Portugal.

Tough pool
Estonia are third in Group 8, a tough pool containing FIFA World Cup finalists Belgium and Croatia in addition to a Bulgarian side which boats a 100 per cent record after three matches. Indeed, in-form Bulgaria are Estonia's next opponents in Tallinn on 2 April.

Warm-up games
The Hungarian Football Federation recently announced that Imre Gellei's squad will take on Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Slovenia as warm-up games for their remaining six qualifying matches. They are next in action in Poland on 29 March.