Hungary beat England Dominic Soboszli scored the only goal from the penalty spot.AFP
England suffered their first defeat in 60 years against Hungary on Saturday as the hosts won 1-0 to start their Nations League campaign in Budapest. Dominic Soboszlai scored the lone goal from the penalty spot as Hungary celebrated its first victory against England since 1962. Italy’s penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final was the only time Gareth Southgate had lost in their last 22 games. However, one experimental team failed to disturb the hosts, who were thundered by a crowd of 30,000, most of them school children.
Hungary were forced to play a game behind closed doors due to the behavior of the spectators during their home matches in Euro 2020.
UEFA guidelines allow free tickets for children under the age of 14 in such situations, and the Hungarian Football Federation has taken full advantage.
Southgate made senior debuts for Jarrod Bowen and James Justin, but the guests never made it.
Hungary created better chances, Suboszlai cleared the line with an effort. Connor Cody And the captain Adam SewingHe saw the ambitious effort from within England fall in half Jordan Pickford Off its line.
The home side’s pressure was met when they were awarded a penalty in the 64th minute Race James Hungary’s left-back decided to foul Zsolt Nagy after controlling a pass in the area.
James was booked as an RB Leipzig forward.
Harry Kane Saved almost a point in stoppage time but was an inch away from his 50th international goal as his powerful effort flew into side netting.
The Southgate men will now have to prepare for a tour of Germany on Tuesday before hosting Italy and Hungary later this month.
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