Last night, the Hungarian football team hosted a World Cup qualifier in the Puskás Aréna and they played against the Albanians.
„Hungary was ordered by FIFA to play its next World Cup qualifier without spectators as punishment for the latest racial abuse by its supporters when England played in Budapest,” India Today reported.
Before the match began, the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán posted a video on his Facebook page in which he mentioned the penalty of closed doors by FIFA, and with a small ball in his hand and with a scarf with Hungarian national colours around his neck, he said “Go Hungary! Go Hungarians!”.
This time, due to being almost no spectators in the stadium, only about 50 guest fans, there were no harassing each other’s teams or nationalities. And it also seems that there was no outrage around the topic of kneeling on the soccer field.
The first half-time was quite tense, but neither team could overpower the other and so the first half-time ended without any score on either team, but both teams’ play was really strong, Mandiner reported.
In the second half-time the Albanian team put pressure on the Hungarians and around the 80th minute of the match, the Albanian replacement player, Armando Broja managed to outmanoeuvre the Hungarian defences and scored the first and deciding goal.
With this loss at the 7th round of the qualifier, Hungary did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Source: Mandiner.hu, Indiatoday.in, Facebook.com