As part of the World Cup qualification, there were once again unpleasant scenes. The fans of the Hungarian national team were once again involved.
London – Sad but true: Once again, football was not the focus of a game of the Hungarian national team. The qualifier for World Cup in Qatar in 2022* against England (result 1: 1) was overshadowed by riots on the part of around 800 Hungarian hooligans.
The next scandal surrounding Europe’s football problem child was already evident before the kick-off at Wembley Stadium: The English player* Kneeled as a sign against racism, the Hungarian fans booed them and presented a banner.
World Cup qualification: Hungarian football fans escalate
Shortly after the ball rolled, the situation escalated. In the guest block there were fights between the Hungarian chaos and the police. After around 20 minutes, the officers managed to get the situation under control using batons. The English football association now wants to investigate the incident and report it to FIFA. The Hungarian Football Association faces another penalty.
Hungary coach Marco Rossi did not comment on the incidents. The Italian said after the game: “That’s not my job. Everything I could say could be interpreted differently. “
World Cup 2022: Hungarian fans keep causing turmoil
That there are problems with the fans when they Hungarian national team* is already known. That is why the English police also took increased security measures – that was apparently not enough. At the EM in the summer of 2021, the Hungarian fans were more than unpleasant. During the group game against Germany in Munich, the hooligans chanted homophobic statements. In the previous games against Portugal and France, there were racist slogans to be heard. UEFA identified and imposed several ghost games as a punishment.
The Hungarian chaos did not learn from this. It was not until the World Cup qualifying first leg against England in September that riots broke out again. From racist remarks against Englishmen Jude Bellingham and Raheem Sterling, to objects thrown on the field, fireworks being fired and blocked stairs. After these new escalations, Hungary’s national team was punished by FIFA with another ghost game at home. After the most recent events at Wembley, others could follow.
On the sporting side: England missed on Tuesday evening to secure at least the playoff participation for the World Cup tournament in 2022 with a home win. The hosts were behind after a penalty from Freiburg’s Roland Sallai (24th). The equalizer was achieved by John Stones (37th). (yhi/dpa) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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