Bernd Storck’s normal 23-man squad has been boosted with four potential debutants as the group prepares for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Andorra and the friendly match against Sweden in Budapest in the next two weeks.

Hungary will take on Andorra first at 18:00 on 13th November in the Groupama Aréna as they seek to garner three more points in their bid for 2018 World Cup qualification. Two days later, the international friendly against Sweden will give fans the opportunity to say farewell to national-team stalwarts Gábor Király and Roland Juhász who retired from international duty after the successful Euro 2016 campaign but will are due to make one more special appearance at 19:45 on 15th November, once again in the Groupama Aréna.

The four potential debutants in the 28-man squad are Endre Botka (Budapest Honvéd), Zsombor Berecz and Szilveszter Hangya (Vasas) and Dominik Nagy (Ferencváros).

Bernd Storck made this statement after the squad’s announcement:

“We’re counting on a hard-fought match against Andorra because they play a tough style of football. Our first priority is this World Cup qualifier so first we must exclusively concentrate on this match. The second, against Sweden, will be played just two days after the World Cup qualifier so I have called up more players than normal so we have a wide selection of players. This bigger squad and the preparation match together give us the opportunity to call up some young players to the full national squad for the first time. They have previously given outstanding performances for their clubs and have proved they have talent in the Under 21 national team too. We would like to show them the atmosphere of the full national squad and work out how we can work together with them. It also means they can show what they are capable of at international level. Despite the fact I could have called up more young players on the basis of their performances in the recent past, in any case it looks encouraging in regard to the future”.

The Hungarian squad


Dibusz Dénes (Ferencváros),
Gulácsi Péter (RB Leipzig),
Király Gábor (Swietelsky-Haladás),
Megyeri Balázs (Greuther Fürth)


Botka Endre (Budapest Honvéd),
Bese Barnabás (Le Havre),
Fiola Attila (Videoton FC),
Guzmics Richárd (Wisla Kraków),
Juhász Roland (Videoton FC),
Kádár Tamás (Lech Poznan),
Korhut Mihály (Hapoel Beer-Sheva),
Lang Ádám (Dijon),
Pintér Ádám (Ferencváros),
Hangya Szilveszter (Vasas)


Berecz Zsombor (Vasas),
Elek Ákos (DVTK),
Gera Zoltán (Ferencváros),
Gyurcsó Ádám (Pogon Szczecin),
Kleinheisler László (Darmstadt),
Lovrencsics Gergő (Ferencváros),
Nagy Ádám (Bologna),
Nagy Dominik (Ferencváros),
Vida Máté (Vasas)


Böde Dániel (Ferencváros),
Dzsudzsák Balázs (al-Vahda),
Németh Krisztián (al-Garafa),
Nikolics Nemanja (Legia Warszaw),
Priskin Tamás (Slovan Bratislava),
Stieber Zoltán (Kaiserslautern),
Szalai Ádám (Hoffenheim)


Source: MLSZ – Press release

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