Hungary name squad ahead of Caltex Socceroos friendly

Hungary, the Caltex Socceroos’ final warm-up opponents before the FIFA World Cup begins, have named their provisional squad for next month’s friendly in Budapest.

The squad of 22 players doesn’t yet contain anyone from the Hungarian league, with more names to be added before the clash on June 10 (1.30am kick-off AEST).

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Hungary will also play a game against Belarus on June 6 before providing a final hit-out for Bert van Marwijk’s men before they head to Russia.

"There are two important matches waiting for us, and our work is further complicated by the fact that we are playing these two meetings in a particularly short time to give players a few more rest days before starting the next season,” coach Georges Leekens said.

“At the same time, I think that even at the end of the season there is a need for extra motivation for the selected invitations for all players - despite fatigue and minor injuries.”

Midfielder Krisztián Vadócz played for Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League in 2016.
Midfielder Krisztián Vadócz played for Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League in 2016.

“Because of the difficulties at the end of the season, I decided to announce a larger framework so that we could solve every possible problem.”

While Hungary missed out on a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, they are ranked just behind the Caltex Socceroos at 49th in the world.

And they possess some quality, with skipper Balázs Dzsudzsák a key as he nears his 100 international cap.

Young midfielder Adam Nagy has impressed in the Serie A with Bologna this season, while striker Ádám Szalai plays in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim.

Former Perth Glory midfielder Krisztián Vadócz has also been included and could come up against his former teammate in the west in Caltex Socceroos right-back Josh Risdon.

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Goalkeeper: Peter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig)

Defenders: Barnabás Bese (Le Havre), Richárd Guzmics (Csenpien), Tamás Kádár (Dinamo Kiev), Zsolt Korcsmár (FC Midtjylland), Ádám Lang (AS Nancy Lorraine)

Midfielders: Ákos Elek (Kajrat Almati), László Kleinheisler (Ásztana FK), Ádám Nagy (Bologna FC 1909), Ádám Pintér (Greuther Fürth), Sallai Roland (APOEL), Szabolcs Dominik (FC Liefering), Krisztián Vadócz (Kitchee SC)

Attackers: Balázs Dzsudzsák (al-Vahdat), Márkó futács (Hajduk Split), Adam Gyurcsó (Hajduk Split), Holman David (Slovan Bratislava), Zsolt Kalmar (DAC), Nemeth Krisztian (New England Revolution), Sallói Daniel (Sporting Kansas City), Zoltan Stieber (DC United ), Ádám Szalai (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)