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Hungary vs Switzerland: UEFA Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

Hungary vs Switzerland: UEFA Euro 2024 – BBC Sport

  • This will be the second encounter between Hungary and Switzerland at a major tournament, 86 years after they met in the quarter-finals of the 1938 FIFA World Cup, during which Hungary won 2-0.

  • Switzerland have won six of their last nine matches against Hungary (D2 L1). They last tasted defeat in November 1998 in a Budapest friendly.

  • The last two matches between Hungary and Switzerland have produced 12 goals, with Hungary scoring four to Switzerland’s eight. Both matches were qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  • Hungary have qualified for their third consecutive UEFA EURO, having only appeared in two of the previous 14 tournaments (1964, 1972). They finished third in their first UEFA EURO appearance in 1964, their best performance in the tournament but since then, they have won only one of their nine matches (D4 L4), a group stage victory against Austria in 2016 (2-0).

  • Hungary scored the most set piece goals of any side during UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying (penalties excluded), scoring seven goals from such situations (x3 corners, x3 free-kicks, x1 direct free-kick).

  • Switzerland are taking part in their sixth UEFA EURO, including their third in a row. It’s also the first time that Switzerland have qualified for six consecutive major international tournaments (WC + EURO) – in fact, over the last 20 years, they have failed to qualify for a major tournament on only one occasion: EURO 2012.

  • Switzerland and France are the only European teams to have reached the knockout stages across each of the last five major international tournaments (WC + EURO).

  • Switzerland were eliminated in the group phase in their first three UEFA EURO participations (1996, 2004, 2008). They have since reached the knockout stages in each of their last two appearances: round of 16 in 2016 and quarter-finals in 2020.

  • Penalty shoot-outs excluded, Switzerland have won only three of their 18 matches at the UEFA EURO. Meanwhile, six of their last eight matches in the competition have ended in a draw (W1 L1).

  • Dominik Szoboszlai was involved in more goals than any other Hungary player in UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying (4 goals, 3 assists). He also topped their charts for chances created (23), shots attempted (28), shots on target (13), successful passes in the opposition half (256), expected goals (3.1) and expected assists (2).

  • Xherdan Shaqiri has scored or assisted 46% of Switzerland’s goals at major tournaments over the last 10 years (since WC 2014) – he’s found the net nine times and registered four assists across the Swiss’ overall total of 28 goals over that period.