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UEFA EURO 2020 Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany

All you need to know about Group F contenders Hungary, Portugal, France and Germany.

Hungary (see fixtures here)

Head-to-head record
v Portugal W0 D4 L9 F10 A30
v France W12 D2 L8 F47 A31
v Germany W10 D10 L13 F61 A71

Qualifying record: P8 W4 D0 L4 F8 A11
Play-offs: Bulgaria (a) 3-1; Iceland (h) 2-1
Qualifying top scorer: Willi Orban (3)
UEFA EURO best: third place (1964)
UEFA EURO 2016: round of 16, lost 4-0 to Belgium

Coach: Marco Rossi
The Italian former defender had coached in Hungary for four years when he took over the national-team helm in June 2018.

Key player: Willi Orban
Strong in the tackle, Leipzig centre-back Orban is a no-nonsense defender who also offers a real threat at the other end of the pitch. His four international goals since committing to the Hungary cause in October 2018 make him his country’s second top scorer over the past two years.

One to watch: Dominik Szoboszlai
The Salzburg attacking midfielder possesses vision and flair in abundance and is Hungary’s main creative source. That his first two goals in a Hungary shirt came from direct free-kicks attests to his lethal dead-ball ability; his third was the last-gasp play-off final winner against Iceland, also from distance.

Did you know?
Hungary got to two of the first four semi-finals, in 1964 and 1972, but didn’t qualify again until 2016.

Portugal (see fixtures here)

Head-to-head record
v Hungary W9 D4 L0 F30 A10
v France W6 D1 L18 F29 A49
v Germany W3 D5 L10 F16 A29

Qualifying record: P8 W5 D2 L1 F22 A6
Qualifying top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (11)
UEFA EURO best: winners (2016)
UEFA EURO 2016: winners

Portugal v France: Their previous EURO meetings
Portugal v France: Their previous EURO meetings

Coach: Fernando Santos
A journeyman defender, Fernando Santos coached Portugal’s big three clubs, taking charge of the national team in 2014 after a stint as Greece boss. He steered them to success at EURO 2016 and the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

Draw reaction: "It’s a difficult group, it has [the 2014 and 2018] world champions, one European champion – that says it all. It also features great players, and my team are great too. We will prepare well for this EURO and want to go into it with real confidence, looking to defend the title. That's only happened once before, when Spain successfully defended the European crown [in 2012]. But we will be there so we have to fight for it."

Key player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal’s most-capped player and all-time top scorer will be 36 if he features at EURO 2020, and will be keen to scratch a small itch: he has never top-scored at a EURO or World Cup.

One to watch: João Félix
An attacking player of majestic skill, the Atlético Madrid man is the latest star to bolster a Portuguese side laden with talent. He made his senior debut aged 19 in Portugal’s triumphant 2019 UEFA Nations League Finals campaign.

Did you know?
October 2019’s loss to Ukraine was the first Portugal had suffered under Santos in a EURO (or indeed Nations League) game – qualifier or final tournament – since his appointment in September 2014. His only previous defeats were in the World Cup.

France (see fixtures here)

Head-to-head record
v Hungary W8 D2 L12 F31 A47
v Portugal W18 D1 L6 F49 A29
v Germany W14 D8 L9 F49 A46

Qualifying record: P10 W8 D1 L1 F25 A6
Qualifying top scorer: Olivier Giroud (6)
UEFA EURO best: winners (1984, 2000)
UEFA EURO 2016: finalists, lost 1-0 to Portugal (aet)

Highlights: France 4-1 Albania
Highlights: France 4-1 Albania

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Deschamps captained Les Bleus to victory at the 1998 World Cup and EURO 2000. France boss since 2012, he led them to World Cup glory in 2018 and can secure the second international double of his career at EURO 2020.

Draw reaction: "I think Fernando [Santos] and Joachim [Löw] will be thinking the same as me. It’s obviously the toughest of all the groups. He’s cunning, that Fernando [Santos]. I know what he’s like. At the EURO as well, he thought France were the favourites to be crowned European champions [then Portugal beat us in the final]. We need to do our talking in the matches."

Key player: Antoine Griezmann
The influence of EURO 2016's best player and top scorer on the team has deepened with time; he scored three and set up seven in EURO 2020 qualifying, and has since overtaken Zinédine Zidane in France's all-time top scorers rankings.

One to watch: Clément Lenglet
The centre-back has settled with minimal fuss at Barcelona and, having only made his senior France debut in June 2019, now looks to be first choice alongside Raphaël Varane at the heart of Deschamps' defence.

Did you know?
France will be appearing at their 13th successive final tournament; they haven't missed one since the 1994 World Cup and have reached five finals during this period, winning three.

Germany (see fixtures here)

Head-to-head record
v Portugal W10 D5 L3 F29 A16
v France W9 D8 L14 F46 A49
v Hungary W13 D10 L10 F71 A61

Qualifying record: P8 W7 D0 L1 F30 A7
Qualifying top scorer: Serge Gnabry (8)
UEFA EURO best: winners (1972, 1980, 1996)
UEFA EURO 2016: semi-finals, lost 2-0 to France

Highlights: Germany 6-1 Northern Ireland
Highlights: Germany 6-1 Northern Ireland

Coach: Joachim Löw
Freiburg's club record scorer, Löw has been Germany coach since 2006 and inspired them to World Cup glory in 2014.

Draw reaction: "France, Portugal and Germany … interesting. I am looking forward to starting this championship. It’s also good for the fans: they want to have Germany against Portugal or France against Germany. Portugal and France have a lot of experience, they have very good players. It doesn’t matter for them where they are playing."

Key player: Toni Kroos
One of the few veterans of 2014 left in a youthful squad, Kroos is an exceptional passer who dictates the pace of Germany's transitions.

One to watch: Kai Havertz
Blessed with superb vision and calm under pressure, Havertz's tendency to float between lines makes him a perfect fit for Löw's side.

Did you know?
The finals will be Germany's 26th consecutive major tournament, namely World Cup or EURO.

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