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The Hungarian national football team, which is preparing for the European Championship starting on Friday, arrived at its base in Weiler-Simmerberg in southern Bavaria on Monday evening.

The national team departed from Telki in the early afternoon, where Styles Callum, who was injured in Saturday’s friendly match against Israel, told M4 Sport that he had received good news following his medical examinations and hopes to be fit to play against Switzerland on Saturday.

The team’s bus departs for the European Championship in Germany from the Telki training center. Photo: MTI/Koszticsák Szilárd

Photo: Facebook/MLSZ – Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség

The national team was welcomed by around 200 people in Germany, mostly locals and a few Hungarians working in the area.

Young pupils from a local sports club waited for the players waving Hungarian flags and chanting “Ungarn” (“Hungary”). There were also locals who came out in Liverpool shirts hoping to get a signature from Dominik Szoboszlai.

Szoboszlai signing a girl’s T-shirt after the team’s arrival in Weiler-Simmerberg. Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

The first to get off the bus was national team head coach Marco Rossi, amid cheers of joy as the Italian manager, who also holds Hungarian citizenship, walked straight to the hotel.

Head coach Marco Rossi. Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

He was followed by Willi Orbán and Péter Gulácsi, who walked straight to the enthusiastic crowd to take photos and sign autographs.

All the footballers followed their example and then walked one by one to the hotel.

National team player Dániel Gazdag. Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

The European Championship team will stay in the town of 6,500 inhabitants, a picturesque village nestled among meadows and forest-green hills just 25 kilometers from Lake Constance.

Some of the houses in the village are decorated with Hungarian flags alongside German ones, and the hotel also proudly advertises on its website that it will be home to the Hungarian national team for the next few weeks.

Accommodation of the national team. Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

According to the brochure, the Hungarians chose this hotel primarily for its excellent regeneration facilities and culinary services, which allow them to prepare in complete tranquillity and ideal conditions.

Photo: Facebook/Hotel Tannenhof Sport & Spa

They also benefit from the convenience of having the pitch just 600 meters away.

The Hungarian team will hold a fully public training session on Wednesday, for which around 500 tickets have been given to locals.

Photo: MTI/Illyés Tibor

The Hungarian national team will start the continental tournament against Switzerland in Cologne on Saturday, before meeting hosts Germany in Stuttgart on June 19, and Scotland four days later in the group stage. Hungary’s captain Dominik Szoboszlai is ranked 21st in the Transfermarkt EURO 2024 ranking, based on the total squad of 24 countries participating in the European Championship. No other continental tournament has ever seen a Hungarian footballer so highly ranked.

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Via MTI, Transfermarkt.com; Featured image:  Facebook/MLSZ – Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség

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