As the match ended with a 4-4 draw, the result was decided in the extra time. Although the Hungarian team had more chances to win the match, eventually Austria scored a winning goal, reports

The Hungarian national team started the match better, the guys put pressure immediately on the Austrians. The opponent did not like this style of play, it was defending constantly. However, our national team could not score any goals from the shots, and the game has got balanced. The middle of the first third brought a little Austrian dominance, but when a man was sent down, Hungary pressed strongly again. At the end finally a goal was scored, which was apparently invalid.  The Hungarian dominance is well illustrated by the number of shots: 16-3…

The second period started with a man advantage. Unfortunately, the efficiency did not change much; however, neither the game of the opponent. Eventually, Bence Szirányi scored the first goal after the fourth Austrian player was sent down. Austria might have pressed strongly after the goal to equalize if they did not concede one more right on: Balázs Sebők scored a cross, 2-0 to Hungary. Later Austria missed a penalty first then Thomas Hundertpfund dribbled through the Hungarian defence and scored a goal. The next goal was again Austria’s, Dominique Heinrich finished a well-built action. Heinrich scored another when in advantage, the Hungary missed a similar opportunity. In the very last second Sebők hit the goal hard, the result was 3-3.


Neither side was able to dominate in the last period, there were barely any shots. With the goal of Matthias Iberer Austria took the lead in the 48th minute. The Hungarian answer came in the 53rd minute, but the referees said it was not valid after checking the footages.  Nevertheless, Csaba Kovács equalized soon after, which was the last goal of the normal time.

Hungary had on more man for almost two minutes, then another player was sent off, but no goal was scored 5 versus 3. On the other hand, Austria used its advantageous situation instantly, scoring the winning goal.


With this defeat, Hungary is 5th in the group. The last match will be against Japan on Saturday.

based on the article of
by Oliver Tamasi

Photo: MTI


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