Portugal v Hungary live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV today
Hungary vs. Portugal: UEFA Euro 2020 live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, start time
Portugal and Hungary kick off their attempts to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 knockout rounds on Tuesday in a match where three points are all the more important for both sides. The presence of France and Germany in Group F could mean there is little margin for error for reigning champions Portugal.
Meanwhile Hungary will be hoping that home advantage at the Puskas Arena makes them far more than the whipping boys of the group that many would assume they will be. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know:
Date: Tuesday, June 15 | Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Puskas Stadium -- Budapest, Hungary
TV: ESPN/Univision | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Hungary +700; Draw +320; Portugal -225 (via William Hill sportsbook)
Hungary: There is more than one country with home advantage in this group but there is no host who will have quite the scale of support as Marco Rossi's. While coronavirus restrictions mean other stadia are operating at reduced capacity the Puskas Arena can be filled to its 67,215 capacity. It could be quite the boon for the Magyars as they look to overturn long odds when they host two of the pre-tournament favorites, Portugal and France.
This may be the biggest game Hungary have played since the likes of Ferenc Puskas were leading one of the world's best teams and though it will not be any easier without star playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai, who has been ruled out of the tournament with an adductor issue, but Rossi is not conceding defeat. "Dreaming is free, so we dream," the Hungary boss said. "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."
Portugal: Though Wolves' Nelson Semedo is a capable replacement the loss of Joao Cancelo for the tournament could prove to be a bitter blow for Fernando Santos, who has called up Diogo Dalot to take the Manchester City defender's spot in the squad. Cancelo has proven to be one of the best in the world in his position this season and made 43 appearances for the Premier League and EFL Cup champions.
Cancelo's positional versatility could have been a valuable weapon in bringing the best out of a Portugal side who, for all their attacking talent, do not always play in the most expansive fashion at major tournaments. The 27-year-old has a goal and two assists in his last two internationals.
Defending European champion Portugal opens UEFA Euro 2020 play when it takes on Hungary on Tuesday. The Portuguese made quite a run in the Euro 2016 tournament and capped it off with an impressive 1-0 win over France in the championship match. The bulk of that team has returned and is unbeaten in 2021. Cristiano Ronaldo is among the team's leaders and has been impressive, scoring two goals in the team's last three matches.
Kickoff is set for noon ET at Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Portugal is listed as the -220 (risk $220 to win $100) favorite on the money-line, while Hungary is +675 and a draw would return +320 in the latest Hungary vs. Portugal odds at William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Portugal vs. Hungary picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
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Although the teams haven't played much since first meeting in an international friendly on Dec. 26, 1926, the Portuguese have dominated the series, going 9-0-4 against Hungary. The last meeting was a 1-0 Portugal victory in September 2017. Ronaldo continues to be the heart of the team. Although he is 36, Ronaldo is still dangerous and has scored 104 goals in 175 games for Portugal. No European player has scored more times than he has.
Also powering the Portuguese offense is striker Andre Silva. Silva, who plays for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, gives his team instant offense. During the 2020-21 season, Silva scored 28 goals and added five assists in 32 matches. Bruno Fernandes is also a major factor in Portugal's attack. In fact, Fernandes scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists for Manchester United in the English Premier League this season.
The Hungarians have also been on a roll, going unbeaten since a 3-2 UEFA Nations League match with Russia on Sept. 6. They have rattled off seven wins and four draws since. In Hungary's past five matches, team captain Adam Szalai has found the back of the net twice. That included a penalty in the 13th minute against San Marino in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match on March 28.
Also powering Hungary, which finished fourth in its qualifying group for Euro 2020, is defender Willi Orban. In 29 matches with RB Leipzig, he scored four goals and added an assist. He debuted with the national team in October 2018 and a month later, scored his first international goal in a 2018-19 UEFA Nations League C match against Estonia. In June 2019, he scored twice as Hungary defeated Azerbaijan 3-1.
Those tuning in to watch Portugal v Hungary on Tuesday (5pm BST/12pm EST) as the defending champions kick off their Euro 2020 will likely notice something else besides Cristiano Ronaldo and company: how full the Puskas Arena in Budapest appears.
Only two games scheduled for the fifth day of Euro 2020, but they promise to generate more than enough excitement and entertainment and drama. Famous last words.
First up, we have Hungary taking on Portugal in a rematch of a wild 3-3 draw from Euro 2016 that saw Hungary move into the knockout rounds of their first major international competition in three decades. Hungary took the lead three times in that game, only to be pegged back three times by Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a brace — who’s once again here because he’s possibly immortal. The Hungarians would get beat summarily in the Round of 16 by Belgium, but at least we didn’t have to wait until 30 years to qualify for the next tournament this time.
Unfortunately, the two best Hungarian players, Dominik Szoboszlai, currently on RB Leipzig, and Zsolt Kalmár, once of RB Leipzig, now of yours truly’s hometown team, are both out through injury. Two other Leipzig players, Péter Gulácsi in goal and Willi Orbán in defense will have their work cut out for them! This is a fairly experienced team otherwise, so hopefully some veteran wiles will find their way to the surface in this deathiest of Groups of Death.
And then we have perhaps the most highly anticipated group stage match, as France take on Germany in the other Group F contest.
Up to six Chelsea players could feature in this one (N’Golo Kanté, Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma vs. Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner), though it’s unlikely that all six will start or even play (Zouma probably the least likely). France are surely one of the favorites, lest they self-destruct internally, while Germany are hoping to rediscover their successes of a decade ago and return to the uppermost echelons of international football.
Portugal will begin the defence of their crown on Tuesday when they take on Hungary at the Puskas Arena in a UEFA Euro 2020 Group F clash.
Matchday 1 of UEFA Euro 2020 comes to an end on Tuesday, with two games on show on the day. In what is billed as the group of death, the four Group F teams will be in action, with the first game on the day pitting holders Portugal against Hungary at the Puskas Arena.
Hungary had to take the scenic route to qualify for the Euro for only the fourth time in their history. The Magyarok only managed a fourth-place finish in a five-team Group E in UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers but earned the ticket to the playoffs on the back of their exploits in the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League.
In Path A of the playoffs draw, Hungary beat Bulgaria and Iceland to book their place in the finals. And heading into the group stage Marco Rossi & co. have been in decent touch, having not lost any of their last 11 games. Portugal, on the other hand, are making their eighth appearance in the Euro and are the current holders of the Henri Delaunay trophy after beating France in the 2016 edition.
A Selecao qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 by clinching an automatic berth, although they were made to work hard in their qualifying campaign, finishing runners-up behind Ukraine. Portugal have subsequently been drawn in the group of death along with France, Germany and Hungary and warmed up for the competition with a 4-0 win over Israel last week.
Portugal were 1-0 victors the last time they faced off against Hungary, with Andre Silva scoring the only goal in the game. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.
Marco Rossi has been handed a major setback on the team news front heading into UEFA Euro 2020 as star midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has missed the cut due to his ongoing recovery from an injury. In addition, the likes of Szilveszter Hangya, Csaba Spandler and Balazs Toth have also been unable to regain fitness in time for the tournament.
Rossie is likely to set Hungary up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Peter Gulacsi taking his place in goal. In front of him, the onus will be on Willi Orban, Attila Szalai and Attila Fiola to remain compact to snuff out the space that someone like Cristiano Ronaldo needs to wreak havoc.
During the defensive phases, Hungary will settle into a 5-3-2 shape, with the two wing-backs – Gergo Lovrencsics and Filip Holender – dropping deep to support the central defenders. This will push Portugal to adopt a long ball approach, which can then help Hungary absorb much of the pressure when off possession.
When they do have the ball, Rossi’s men will depend on Andras Schafer and Laszlo Kleinheisler to provide the forward thrust from the central areas, while also giving enough defensive support to Adam Nagy, who will likely sit at the base of the midfield unit.
Finally, in attack, the strike partnership will be formed by Roland Sallai and captain Adam Szalai, who will both aim to remain central to put pressure on the Portugal centre-backs. The duo will depend on the service from the two wing-backs, whose deliveries from either flank will be vital.
Hungary is hosting Portugal at Ferenc Puskas Stadium in round 1 of Group F in the Euro Cup 2021. Hungary is coming into this matchup in good form, and they are undefeated in their last 11 games. Portugal is one of the best teams in Europe, and they are undefeated in their last 6 games.
This is going to be a hard group for Hungary, but their form is good, and they are solid on the defensive end, which will be important for them in the group stage. In their last 2 games, Hungary has a draw and a loss. In their last game against Ireland, Hungary has had 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, and 7 corner kicks. Despite being the dominant team, Hungary couldn’t score a goal here, and this game has ended in a 0-0 draw.
Two of Hungary’s best players are Leipzig’s teammates, goalkeeper Gulacsi, and Orban who will lead Hungary’s defense. Offensively, Hungary has been good so far, but all the teams they played against are some of the weakest teams in Europe, but I think the defense will be more important for them in this match, and it will need to be at the highest level possible.
In their last two friendly games, Portugal was playing against Spain, and that game has ended in a 0-0 draw, while they have won their last game against Israel. Portugal was the better team in that match with 60% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, and 6 corner kicks, and the final score of this match was 4-0 in favor of Portugal. When we take a look at Portugal’s roster, it’s hard to say who is the most dangerous player between Ronaldo, Felix, Jota, and Silva, but in addition to these strikers, Portugal also has Fernandes, Silva, and Neves, three excellent midfielders capable of scoring and assisting for a ton of goals.
Portugal is pretty stacked up, and they are mostly doubled up in each of the positions on the field which will give them a much-needed depth in this tournament. Is Portugal one of the favorites, they certainly are, but I think Ronaldo will need to adapt his game and put his ego aside if they want to reach the finals once again. This is a tough group, and Portugal will need a win here to get some advantage from France and Germany, otherwise, they might find themselves struggling to advance to the next stage.
The final group at Euro 2020 gets underway on Tuesday, with Hungary facing Portugal in the opener of Group F.
Cristiano Ronaldo and co are, of course, reigning champions of this tournament, having triumphed in France five years ago. They will hope to go the distance this time around too - while also improving on 2016’s record of three draws from three games in the group phase.
Portugal are unbeaten in six heading into the Euros, with their only defeat in close to two years coming against world champions France last November.
Portugal open their Euro 2022 campaign with a a tie against Hungary at the Puskas Arena, Budapest
The Seleccao are being billed as one of the favourites to win the Euros five years on from lifting the trophy in France after a stunning 1-0 upset of the hosts in the final.
The Puskas Arena in Budapest will be the newest stadium at Euro 2020 with construction concluding in 2019. It will host three games in Group F and one of the last 16 encounters.
Named after Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas, it is situated on the site of the former Ferenc Puskas Stadium, which was demolished in 2016.
It will be home to the Hungary national team and hosted a number of games for UEFA - including Champions League games - when public health restrictions saw parts of Europe locked down.