Hungary vs England: Live stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for World Cup 2022 qualifier

Hungary vs England: Live stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for World Cup 2022 qualifier

09/02/2021

ENGLAND are back in action following the heartbreak of losing the Euro 2020 final on penalties.

Gareth Southgate's men may have impressed at the Euros, but there is no guarantee of qualifying for the World Cup without any hiccups.

The Three Lions are already top of Group I with three wins from three matches so far.

And with matches against Andorra and Poland to follow, fans should end this international window with a far better idea of whether they can start looking for tickets for Qatar next autumn.

Just the group winner will go straight through to the World Cup with the runner-up entering a play-off.

What time does Hungary vs England kick off?

  • Hungary play England on Thursday, September 2.
  • The match kicks off at 7.45pm in the UK.
  • The Uefa World Cup Group I qualifier takes place at the new Ferenc Puskas Stadium.

What TV channel is Hungary vs England on and can I live stream it?

  • England vs Hungary is being broadcast on ITV 1.
  • Coverage starts at 7.15pm.
  • You can live stream the game on ITV Hub on smartphone, connected devices such as laptops and smart TVs.

What is the team news?

Gareth Southgate has not picked Mason Greenwood after the Manchester United forward's fine start to the season.

But the Euro 2020 returnees are back in the squad, including Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling.

Marcus Rashford is out of the squad having recently had shoulder surgery.

Jordan Henderson could well start after a solid few games for Liverpool at the start of the Premier League campaign.

Jadon Sancho will miss this one after picking up a knock in training.

Euro 2020 heroes Adam Szalai and Andras Schafer, who both scored against Germany in their thrilling 2-2 draw, are both in the squad.

What has Gareth Southgate said?

"This is a fresh cycle.

"We were always going to pick the bulk of the squad from the summer. We were never looking to make a lot of changes.

"Ben White has had a Covid situation, Ben Chilwell has not played a game since the Champions League final and others have not had much football.

"Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford are injured. So we were pleased with what Ollie Watkins did and now an opportunity for Patrick as a number nine.

"His progress with Leeds has been excellent.

"This is a good chance for him to come back in. We know him for the Under-21s and a fabulous moment for him and his family."

  • Joshua Mbu

    THE TEAMSHEETS ARE IN!

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    England are unbeaten in their last 13 matches against Hungary (W11 D2) since losing four games in a row against the Hungarians between 1953 and 1962 by an aggregate score of 17-5.

    Hungary and England haven’t met since August 2010 in a friendly, with the Three Lions winning 2-1 with Steven Gerrard scoring a brace after Phil Jagielka gave Hungary the lead with an own goal.

    In World Cup qualifying, England and Hungary faced ahead of the 1982 World Cup – England won both games: 3-1 in Budapest with goals from Trevor Brooking (x2) and Kevin Keegan and 1-0 at Wembley with Paul Mariner netting the winner.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TABLE CHECK

    Gareth Southgate's men top the group with nine points, two points ahead of tonight's opponents Hungary.

    Albania take up third spot, followed by Poland in fourth, Andorra in fifth and San Marino in sixth!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOD EVENING

    And welcome to the live blog for England's World Cup qualifier against Hungary!

    The Three Lions are back in competitive action for the first time since their Euro 2020 final heartbreak on home soil against Italy back in July. 

    Gareth Southgate's men are already top of Group I with three wins from three matches so far.

    England will also take on Andorra and Poland in the week, which could get fans planning their Qatar adventure if all goes well.

    Just the group winner will automatically qualify for the biggest tournament in world football, so it's crucial England top their group. 

    In terms of team news, a large majority of England's Euros heroes make up Southgate's squad. 

    Marcus Rashford is the most notable Euro 2020 squad member missing.

    Manchester United team-mate Jadon Sancho will also miss tonight's game after picking up a knock in training.

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could be handed a start after getting some minutes under his belt coming off the bench at Euro 2020.

    And Henderson has started the season strong for his club. 

    The teamsheets are due to be released shortly, so don't go anywhere!

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