Euro 2024 Football News: Hungary and Switzerland Set for Group A Showdown

Euro 2024 dark horses Hungary and Switzerland will lock horns in their Group A opener this afternoon, with both sides looking to make a statement in the tournament.

The nations, ranked inside FIFA’s top 30, have been drawn in a tough group alongside hosts Germany and Scotland. With Germany tipped as the favorites on home soil and Scotland yet to reach the last-16 of a major tournament, Hungary and Switzerland know a win here would be a significant step towards the knockout rounds.

The Magyars sailed through qualifying by topping their group, while the Swiss just about scraped through with four wins, five draws, and one loss. This Group A clash will take place at the Cologne Stadium, with kick-off at 2pm UK time.

“talkSPORT will have full live coverage of the match, with commentary from Adam Bridge and former Chelsea defender Scott Minto. The game will also be shown on free-to-air TV on ITV One.”

In team news, Hungary will look to their talismanic captain Dominik Szoboszlai to inspire them to victory. The Liverpool midfielder has had a mixed start to 2024 but remains Hungary’s main star and will be central to their hopes. Meanwhile, Switzerland will rely on the experience and leadership of Granit Xhaka, who has been outstanding for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen this season.

Head-to-head, Hungary have the edge with 30 wins, 5 draws, and 11 Switzerland victories. This Group A showdown promises to be a closely contested affair as both sides aim to take a big step towards the Euro 2024 knockout stages.

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