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Hungary vs Portugal UEFA EURO 2020 preview: where to watch, team news, form guide

Hungary face Portugal in UEFA EURO 2020 Group F – all you need to know.

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to set more records – and help Portugal retain the title
Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to set more records – and help Portugal retain the title UEFA

Portugal take on Hungary in UEFA EURO 2020 Group F in Budapest on Tuesday 15 June at 18:00 CET.

Hungary vs Portugal: live build-up

What's the story?

Portugal have been given a tough draw for their title defence and, even before facing France and Germany, must tackle a Hungary side who will have strong backing in Budapest where they showed their mettle with a dramatic comeback in their play-off final against Iceland. Five years on from their EURO triumph in France, Portugal have plenty of players in form, while Cristiano Ronaldo is now just five goals away from a world-record 109 in international football.

Ronaldo: 'Records are there to be broken'

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA EURO 2020 broadcast partner(s) here.

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Starting line-ups

Hungary: Gulácsi; Botka, Orbán, Attila Szalai; Ádám Nagy; Lovrencsics, Kleinheisler, Schäfer, Fiola; Szalai, Ádám Sallai

Portugal: Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Rúben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Danilo, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes; Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva

Reporters' views

Meet the teams: Hungary

Andy Clark, Hungary reporter: It's difficult to underplay just how special this match is for Hungary. It's arguably the biggest one ever held in the country. It's Hungary's first game at a EURO as hosts, it's against the reigning champions, and it's being held in the city where nine of the squad were born. Their task remains daunting since Hungary have never beaten Portugal, but they are undefeated in 11 matches and have only failed to score in one of their 15 home fixtures under Marco Rossi.

Carlos Machado, Portugal reporter: Everything was running smoothly in the Portuguese camp until the news on Sunday that João Cancelo had to be replaced in the squad by Diogo Dalot. Nélson Semedo is the obvious replacement in the starting line-up, but let's see how the holders respond to such a big loss, particularly as this Hungary match is a must-win. Portugal know they will face a resilient, battling side but, provided they avoid giving the ball away, they are halfway to victory.

What the coaches say

Marco Rossi, Hungary coach: "We will do everything to push ourselves to the limit. We know who we're up against. We will keep our feet on the ground, but of course we want to achieve our dreams. Dreaming is free, so we dream. Our dream remains between us, of course. We talk about it and want to live that dream. Let's hope it continues during the EURO."

Rúben Dias: 'Teamwork key to Portugal success'

Fernando Santos, Portugal coach: "Obviously, as contenders to win, if we don't get through the group phase it will be a failure. But I don't believe that will happen to Portugal. I think people have the right and are correct to demand that we do everything in our power to win, using our quality, organisation, commitment, and I believe we are prepared for that. Portugal have the ability to go toe-to-toe with any team that also has ambitions to win the tournament."

Form guide (most recent first)

Hungary: DWWWDW

Portugal: WDWDWW

Next up

Hungary vs France – Saturday 19 June, Budapest
Portugal vs Germany – Saturday 19 June, Munich

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