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Euro 2016: Dark horses Austria take on old foes Hungary today

Bordeaux: Seen by many as dangerous dark horses at Euro 2016, Austria have an early chance to underline their credentials when they begin their Group F campaign against old rivals Hungary today.

Austria's defender Christian Fuchs attends a training session in Bordeaux
Austria's defender Christian Fuchs attends a training session in Bordeaux. Pic/ AFP

The game in Bordeaux will be the 138th meeting of the two nations, but their first encounter in a decade and their first competitively in more than 30 years.

Their only previous clash at a major tournament came in the quarter-finals of the 1934 World Cup in Italy, when Austria won 2-1, and Marcel Koller’s men are the favourites to come out on top again this time.

Propelled by star man David Alaba, Austria were superb in qualifying and the Bayern Munich full-back will be the man to watch out for against Hungary. 

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