Final preparation for Group F!
On the doorstep of the UEFA Euro 2021, Hungary will make the most of this last preparatory game, since they are in a difficult group. It's going to be a very difficult task for the Magyars to pass the group stage of the tournament because they are part of Group F, alongside the great football nations of France, Germany, and Portugal.
The Portuguese are the current champions of the UEFA Euro championship, and the French are the current World champions. Germany is one of the most successful football nations, so the manager of the Magyars, Marco Rossi, is well aware of what he’ll be facing in the next big football tournament.
Hungary has a very good team at the moment, so their spot at the UEFA Euro tournament is absolutely deserved. They are currently the second-best team in Group I for the World Cup qualification, right after England. At their last friendly match, the Magyars beat Cyprus 1:0, which put them in a good mood before the Euro tournament, and tonight will be another chance to solidify their tactics and gameplay.
The Republic of Ireland, unfortunately, did not qualify for the UEFA Euro tournament, but they are still in the race for the World Cup, so this friendly match could be a good opportunity to bring something new to their game in order to improve the team and to prepare for upcoming challenges. Stephen Kenny has a young squad that can work hard, and become a great team that can challenge, if they develop the right attitude and competitive spirit. So in order to achieve that, matches like the one tonight against Hungary are a good opportunity to work on that goal.