Euro 2020: World champions France held 1-1 by Hungary in Budapest

Hungary players at the end of the game against France
Hungary players at the end of the game against France Image Credit: Reuters

It looked like we were set for a big upset — every major tournament has them — but France salvaged a draw against Hungary in a packed Puskas Arena in Budapest.

Hungary, for the second game in a row, more than held their own against supposedly mightier opposition (they fell apart to sadly and unjustly lose 3-0 last time out), and this time they had something to show for it.

But it could have been so much more as Hungary fought tooth-and-nail against the World Cup champs.

France needed a second-half equaliser from Antoine Griezmann to secure a 1-1 draw. Left-back Attila Fiola’s goal in first-half stoppage time sent a packed Puskas Arena wild and stunned the French, but Griezmann hit back midway through the second period to send France top of Group F.

Hungary know — against all odds — a win over Germany now should take them through.