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UEFA EURO: Slovakia - Hungary Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

SlovakiaŠtadión Antona Malatinského - TrnavaThursday 21 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup E - Matchday 1Hungary
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/06/1999PR (GS)Hungary - Slovakia0-1
GyorFabuš 53
31/03/1999PR (GS)Slovakia - Hungary0-0Bratislava
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/12/1969QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Hungary4-1
MarseilleKvašňák 43 (P), Veselý 57, Adamec 65, Jokl 80; Kocsis 90 (P)
14/09/1969QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Hungary3-3PragueHagara 26, Kvašňák 51, Kuna 75; Bene 9, A. Dunai 36, Fazekas 48
25/05/1969QR (GS)Hungary - Czechoslovakia2-0
BudapestA. Dunai 12, Albert 89
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/06/1962QFCzechoslovakia - Hungary1-0
RancaguaScherer 14
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Slovakia - Squad list
Current season
-Matúš Kozáčik27/12/198335Plzeň - 0000
-Martin Dúbravka15/01/198930Newcastle - 0000
-Marek Rodák13/12/199622Rotherham - 0000
-Peter Pekarík30/10/198632Hertha - 0000
-Lukáš Štetina28/07/199127Sparta Praha - 0000
-Ľubomír Šatka02/12/199523Dunajská Streda - 0000
-Milan Škriniar11/02/199524Internazionale - 0000
-Denis Vavro10/04/199622København - 0000
-Michal Sipľak02/02/199623Cracovia - 0000
-Dávid Hancko13/12/199721Fiorentina - 0000
-Marek Hamšík27/07/198731Dalian Yifang - 0000
-Miroslav Stoch19/10/198929Slavia Praha - 0000
-Róbert Mak08/03/199128Zenit - 0000
-Juraj Kucka26/02/198732Parma - 0000
-Ján Greguš29/01/199128Minnesota United - 0000
-Jaroslav Mihalík27/07/199424Žilina - 0000
-Albert Rusnák07/07/199424Real Salt Lake - 0000
-Matúš Bero06/09/199523Vitesse - 0000
-Patrik Hrošovský22/04/199226Plzeň - 0000
-Ondrej Duda05/12/199424Hertha - 0000
-Stanislav Lobotka25/11/199424Celta - 0000
-Michal Ďuriš01/06/198830Anorthosis - 0000
-Pavol Šafranko16/11/199424Dundee United - 0000
-Pavel Hapal27/07/196949 - 0000
Hungary - Squad list
Current season
-Péter Gulácsi06/05/199028Leipzig - 0000
-Ádám Kovácsik04/04/199127Vidi - 0000
-Dénes Dibusz16/11/199028Ferencváros - 0000
-Tamás Kádár14/03/199029Dynamo Kyiv - 0000
-Mihály Korhut01/12/198830Aris - 0000
-Barnabás Bese06/05/199424Le Havre - 0000
-Ádám Lang17/01/199326CFR Cluj - 0000
-Paulo Vinícius21/02/199029Vidi - 0000
-Willi Orban03/11/199226Leipzig - 0000
-Máté Pátkai06/03/198831Vidi - 0000
-István Kovács27/03/199226Vidi - 0000
-László Kleinheisler 08/04/199424Osijek - 0000
-Dávid Holman17/03/199326Slovan Bratislava - 0000
-Zsolt Kalmár09/06/199523Dunajská Streda - 0000
-Dominik Nagy08/05/199523Legia - 0000
-Gergő Lovrencsics01/09/198830Ferencváros - 0000
-Filip Holender27/07/199424Honvéd - 0000
-Ádám Nagy17/06/199523Bologna - 0000
-Dominik Szoboszlai25/10/200018Salzburg - 0000
-Balázs Dzsudzsák23/12/198632Al-Ittihad - 0000
-Ádám Szalai09/12/198731Hoffenheim - 0000
-Roland Varga23/01/199029Ferencváros - 0000
-Norbert Balogh21/02/199623APOEL - 0000
-Marco Rossi09/09/196454 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Pavel Hapal

Date of birth: 27 July 1969
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Sigma Olomouc (four times), Dukla Praha, Bayer Leverkusen, Tenerife, Sparta Praha, České Budějovice, Jakubčovice
Coaching career: Opava, Zlín, Baník Ostrava, Nitra, Mladá Boleslav, Žilina, Zaglębie Lubin, Senica, Slovakia Under-21, Sparta Praha, Slovakia

• A versatile attacking midfielder often deployed on the right flank, Hapal represented both Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in the early 1990s, winning a total of 31 senior international caps and scoring one goal.

• Born 50km from Olomouc, Hapal started his playing career with Sigma – the first of four spells at the club – and helped them reach the 1991/92 UEFA Cup quarter-finals. His three goals in a memorable 6-2 aggregate win against Hamburg caught the eye of Bundesliga scouts and prompted a move to Leverkusen, where he remained for three years, winning the DFB-Pokal in 1992/93.

• Pursued his career in the Spanish Liga with Tenerife, where he also spent three seasons, before returning to his Czech homeland in 1998 and hanging up his boots four years later.

• Went straight into coaching, serving a succession of Czech clubs before making his name across the border in Slovakia – firstly by leading Nitra to a third-placed finish in 2007/08, then by steering Žilina to a record-equalling fifth Slovakian title in 2009/10, his debut season.

• After a two-year spell at Polish side Zaglębie Lubin and a brief stint back in Slovakia with Senica, he was appointed as coach of Slovakia's Under-21 side. It proved a successful alliance as he led the team to the European finals in Poland, where they were unfortunate to be eliminated in the group stage despite winning two of their three matches. Sparta Praha appointed him in March 2018 but he left in the summer and took charge of the senior Slovakia side in October following Ján Kozák's departure.


Marco Rossi

Date of birth: 9 September 1964
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Torino, Campania, Campania Puteolana, Catanzaro, Brescia, Sampdoria, Club América, Eintracht Frankfurt, Piacenza, Ospitaletto, Salò
Coaching career: Lumezzane, Pro Patria, Spezia, Scafatese, Cavese, Honvéd (twice), DAC Dunajská Streda, Hungary

• Rossi launched his playing career as a defender with Torino and made his Serie A debut in March 1984. Later played for Campania, Catanzaro and – briefly –  Brescia before joining Sampdoria in 1993. Won the Coppa Italia with Samp in 1994 before moving abroad to play in Mexico for Club América and in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt. His last professional club was Piacenza, finishing his career with lower-division outfits Ospitaletto and Salò.

• In 2004, he started coaching Lumezzane, subsequently taking charge of lower-league Italian clubs Pro Patria, Spezia, Scafatese and Cavese. He considered retiring before being appointed head coach of Honvéd in August 2012.

• In his first season in Budapest, the club made famous by Ferenc Puskás and Co in the 1950s finished third in the Hungarian top flight, but Rossi left in April 2014 – only to return, by popular demand, the following February. In 2016/17 the Italian defied the odds by steering Honvéd to a sensational Hungarian title triumph – the club's first league success for 24 years – but subsequently stepped down, pursuing his career instead across the border in Slovakia.

• He spent 2017/18 as head coach of DAC Dunajská Streda, a club with sizeable Hungarian support, leading them to third place in the Slovakian league and into a UEFA Europa League qualification spot.

• On 19 June 2018, Rossi returned to the country where he had made his name, becoming head coach of the Hungarian national team as the replacement for Belgian Georges Leekens.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeVladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesValeri Danchenko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Fourth officialAleksei Eskov (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegateCampbell Ogilvie (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerNiklas à Lídarenda (FRO)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Vladislav Bezborodov15/01/1973468

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
04/08/2010UCL3QRFC Basel 1893Debreceni VSC3-1Basel
03/08/2016UCL3QRLegia WarszawaAS Trenčín0-0Warsaw

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group E - Group Standings
  • (24/03/2019)
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

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:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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