Hungary v Switzerland: Euro 2024 – live

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Hungary (3-4-2-1) Gulacsi; Lang, Orban, A Szalai; Fiola, A Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez; Sallai, Szoboszlai; B Varga.
Substitutes: Dibusz, Szappanos, Balogh, Nego, Adam, Bolla, Kleinheiser, Gazdag, Styles, Z Nagy, Botka, Csoboth, Dardai, Horvath, Kata.

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Switzerland (3-4-2-1) Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Ndoye; Aebsicher, Vargas; Duah.
Substitutes: Mvogo, Kobel, Stergiou, Elvedi, Embolo, Okafor, Steffen, Zesiger, Sierro, Shaqiri, Jashari, Amdouni, Rieder.

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Referee Slavko Vincic (Slovenia).

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Hello and welcome to live, minute-by-minute coverage of Hungary v Switzerland in Cologne. This isn’t the most eyecatching game of the weekend but it’s an important one in a group where all four teams have a credible chance of qualification.

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Germany’s 5-1 win over Scotland has given them early control of the group, but everything’s up for grabs, especially as the four best third-placed teams will go through to the last 16.

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It’s an unwritten rule of modern tournaments that Switzerland should reach and then go out in the last 16. The only time they broke it was at the last Euros, when they beat France on penalties and then lost to Spain on penalties in the quarter-finals.

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Hungary went out at this stage in 2021, though they were in a bloody tough group and drew with both France and Germany. They have some exciting players, most notably the captain Dominik Szoboszlai, and have the potential to make a splash in the next few weeks.

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Kick off 2pm.

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Kicking off today's action… 🙌

🇭🇺🆚🇨🇭#EURO2024 | #HUNSUI pic.twitter.com/XC47ksUEDQ

&mdash; UEFA EURO 2024 (@EURO2024) June 15, 2024

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Hungary (3-4-2-1) Gulacsi; Lang, Orban, A Szalai; Fiola, A Nagy, Schafer, Kerkez; Sallai, Szoboszlai; B Varga.
Substitutes: Dibusz, Szappanos, Balogh, Nego, Adam, Bolla, Kleinheiser, Gazdag, Styles, Z Nagy, Botka, Csoboth, Dardai, Horvath, Kata.

Switzerland (3-4-2-1) Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Ndoye; Aebsicher, Vargas; Duah.
Substitutes: Mvogo, Kobel, Stergiou, Elvedi, Embolo, Okafor, Steffen, Zesiger, Sierro, Shaqiri, Jashari, Amdouni, Rieder.

Referee Slavko Vincic (Slovenia).

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Hello and welcome to live, minute-by-minute coverage of Hungary v Switzerland in Cologne. This isn’t the most eyecatching game of the weekend but it’s an important one in a group where all four teams have a credible chance of qualification.

Germany’s 5-1 win over Scotland has given them early control of the group, but everything’s up for grabs, especially as the four best third-placed teams will go through to the last 16.

It’s an unwritten rule of modern tournaments that Switzerland should reach and then go out in the last 16. The only time they broke it was at the last Euros, when they beat France on penalties and then lost to Spain on penalties in the quarter-finals.

Hungary went out at this stage in 2021, though they were in a bloody tough group and drew with both France and Germany. They have some exciting players, most notably the captain Dominik Szoboszlai, and have the potential to make a splash in the next few weeks.

Kick off 2pm.

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Kicking off today's action… 🙌

🇭🇺🆚🇨🇭#EURO2024 | #HUNSUI pic.twitter.com/XC47ksUEDQ

&mdash; UEFA EURO 2024 (@EURO2024) June 15, 2024

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