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Hungary out to break Portugal duck

Hungary's mission is to end a miserable record of five defeats in five competitive encounters with Portugal as the sides meet in their final UEFA EURO 2016 Group F fixture.

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Hungary have barely laid a glove on UEFA EURO 2016 Group F opponents Portugal in ten previous meetings.

Previous meetings
• Hungary's record against Portugal is W0 D3 L7 (W0 D0 L5 in competitive games).

• The nations' only final tournament encounter came at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, Portugal prevailing 3-1 at Old Trafford in their opening game. Both teams qualified from the group, ahead of Brazil and Bulgaria.

• Portugal breached the Hungary defence three times in both qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2000, the second victory taking them into the finals as the best runners-up. A decade later, a Pepe goal gave the Iberians a 1-0 victory in Budapest, with Simão Sabrosa scoring twice in the Lisbon return (3-0) as Portugal qualified for the World Cup in South Africa.

• The teams have been drawn together in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

See how Hungary qualified
See how Hungary qualified

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.

• The only Hungarian side to have played in Lyon in UEFA club competition is Debrecen, who lost 4-0 to Lyon in a 2009/10 UEFA Champions League group match.

EURO facts – Portugal
• Portugal are competing at their sixth successive EURO and their seventh in total. They have never failed to make it through the group stage.

Nani very satisfied with Portugal
Nani very satisfied with Portugal

• Portugal's greatest achievement is reaching the final of UEFA EURO 2004 on home soil, where they unexpectedly lost 1-0 to Greece.

• The 1984 EURO in France was Portugal's first – they reached the semi-finals, where they lost 3-2 to the hosts in extra time.

• Lyon hosted Portuguese clubs in seven UEFA games at the old Stade de Gerland. The Portuguese sides' record in those contests was W2 D3 L2.

Coach and player links
• Have played together:
Tamás Kádár (Hungary) and Danilo (Portugal) – Roda JC, 2012–13

• Hungary's Nemanja Nikolić scored past Portugal's Rui Patrício when Videoton defeated Sporting CP 3-0 in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League group stage.