Ferencvaros starlet Adam Nagy the one to watch for Hungary at Euro 2016
Hungary face Portugal, Iceland and Austria in Group F. Here's a look at their squad and how they will fare at Euro 2016.
At a glance
Hungary have a strong sense of togetherness and a real hunger to perform, which gives fans hope a surprise or two may be in the offing.
The mood in Hungary is ramping up -- as you'd expect after so long without playing at a major tournament -- and though the fans aren't expecting miracles, there is prevailing sense of quiet optimism across the country.
The two wins under the newly appointed Bernd Storck in November has given the Hungarian public a new-found belief regarding their football team, and newspaper and website poll results show that fans think that a round of 16 berth is possible. Portugal and Austria are thought of as tough fixtures, but Hungarian fans are banking on a win over Iceland.
Balazs Dzsudzsak would probably be most peoples' choice as Hungary's star but after up and down form at international level for the past few years -- and abysmal form at club level for Bursaspor since joining last summer -- the mantle has been passed over to the relatively unknown 20-year-old Adam Nagy.
This time last year, Nagy hadn't even made a senior start at club or international level but 12 months on he's already made himself a pivotal part of the Hungary side and a title winning Ferencvaros team in the Hungarian league.
Playing in front of the defence, Nagy -- who comes from a futsal background -- is two-footed, quick across the ground and tactically intelligent, covering the spaces in front of his defence perfectly, making incessant vital interceptions and using the ball smartly when in possession.
His performance against Norway in the Euro 2016 playoff was his coming-of-age game, where he put in a man of the match performance in place of the suspended Zoltan Gera. A Bursaspor scout at the game said at the time: "I have spent 50 years in world football, but I have never seen such a great talent." Nagy will need to perform if Hungary are to succeed, and despite his inexperience, he is already a vital component to the side.
Hungary's lack of quality across the pitch is bound to be a worry. In goal, Gabor Kiraly has always been known to have a mistake in him. In defence, there is very little top level experience while in midfield, there is a distinct rawness. Elsewhere, in attack, none of the strikers have regularly scored against strong sides.
Hungary's squad on paper is weak in all departments and there isn't much big game experience to combat the quality issue either. If the team doesn't click from the outset, things could go very badly indeed.
They won't embarrass themselves but a group stage exit is likely. There'll be some grounds for optimism -- possibly a point against an already-qualified Portugal in the final group match.
Tomasz Mortimer is ESPN FC's Hungary blogger at Euro 2016. Twitter: @TMortimerFtbl