England, the runners-up to the European champions, fell at the opening of their advice in the third edition of the European Nations League, with a sudden loss against its Hungarian hosts 1-0 today, in the third group competitions of the first level. Dominic Soboslay scored the only goal of the match at the Puskas Arena in the capital, Budapest, with a penalty kick in the 66th minute, for Hungary to achieve its first victory over England since 1962.
Any loss of any point is considered irreplaceable in the group of death, which also includes European champions Italy and Germany, who meet later. The final defeat against Italy on penalties in the European Cup last summer, the only defeat for England in their last 22 matches. However, an experienced squad, led by striker Harry Kane, was unable to find the net in front of 30,000 spectators, most of them schoolchildren, after the Hungarian national team was forced to play behind closed doors due to the racist behavior of the fans during the matches at home in the European Cup.
The Hungarian Football Association used a loophole in the regulations of the European Union (UEFA) to allow children to attend. According to these rules, every 10 children must be accompanied by an adult. West Ham United player Jarrod Bowen and James Justin played their first match with the national team, while coach Gareth Southgate Raheem Sterling was left on the bench. The Hungarian national team was a fierce opponent in its group in the European Cup last year, despite its exit from the first round, after it imposed a draw on France and Germany after losing its opening match with Portugal.
Hungary had better chances after Conor Cody smashed Subosley’s ball off the line. Hungary’s pressure resulted in a goal after substitute Reece James caused a penalty kick after a foul on Solt Nagy, which the German Leipzig player hit it with success.
Caen almost snatched a point for his country in overtime, but his ball passed within centimeters of the post to deprive him of his fiftieth international goal. England will defeat Germany on Tuesday before hosting Italy and Hungary later this month.
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