Men's Under 17s to face Scotland and England in Spain
Hungary men's Under-17 team has been in San Pedro de Pinatar in Spain since Monday as they prepare for their European Championship elite qualification round in March.
The Hungary Under-17 team, comprising players born in 2002, won their qualification group in the autumn to progress to the elite round in the spring. December’s draw saw Hungary pitted against Norway, Bosnia and Belgium on home soil at the end of March.
The team has two more friendly matches before the elite round, both at the training camp in Spain to which Sándor Preisinger’s team arrived on Monday. There are absentees, nine of the players who participated in the European Championship qualification round in the autumn being unable to join up with the squad and therefore replaced by players from the extended squad who, although they played well last year, didn’t get the opportunity to play in competitive fixtures.
“For many players, it’s a great opportunity to stake a claim for a place ahead of those squad members who for differing reasons can’t be with us. We’ve gone through some tactical plays in the past few days which were characteristic of our play in the autumn, and we’re looking to improve upon the mistakes we made in qualification. Our two opponents this week, Scotland and England, are both excellent sides, but apart from looking to deal with their game we’ll also be taking to the field against them with a focus on our elite round preparation”, said Hungary Under-17 head coach Preisinger to mlsz.hu.
The match against Scotland takes place on Friday at 3 p.m., with the match against England kicking off at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Hungary Men's Under-17 squad
Marcell Vaits (Puskás Akadémia)
Gábor Megyeri (Honvéd-MFA)
Américo Pereira (Győri ETO)
Patrik Posztobányi (Puskás Akadémia)
Botond Balogh (MTK Budapest)
Roland Bekker (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Zétény Hosszú (Puskás Akadémia)
Milán Horváth (Honvéd-MFA)
Zoltán Dávid (Békéscsaba)
Donát Orosz (DVTK)
Márk Berekali (Puskás Akadémia)
Gábor Sipos (Puskás Akadémia)
Borisz Tóth (DVTK)
Márk Kosznovszky (MTK Budapest)
Ákos Zuigeber (MTK Budapest)
Dávid László (Honvéd-MFA)
György Komáromi (Puskás Akadémia)
Benedek Kalmár (Puskás Akadémia)
Rajmund Molnár (Honvéd-MFA)
Szabolcs Szalay (Illés Akadémia)