Euro 2016: Surprise packages Hungary, Iceland clash in Last 16 hunt

Jun 18, 2016, 08:26 IST | AFP

Marseille: Two Euro 2016 surprise packets face off in Marseille today, with Group F leaders Hungary taking on Iceland who kept Cristiano Ronaldo at bay in their opener.

Absent from a major tournament since 1986 and the European Championships since 1972, Hungary finished below Northern Ireland and Romania in qualifying and only reached France with a playoff win.

With expectations low, the unfancied Magyars stunned Austria with a 2-0 win, their first victory at the tournament since 1964. They would secure a last 16 berth if they beat Iceland. “The players played out of their skins,” said Hungary’s German coach Bernd Storck, who had described just qualifying for the tournament as a “miracle”.

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