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    Czech Rep

    7

    San Marino

    0

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    Armenia

    2

    Belgium

    1

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    Faroe Island

    2

    Lithuania

    1

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    Malta

    0

    Sweden

    1

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    Belarus

    0

    Ukraine

    0

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    Liechtenstei

    1

    Finland

    1

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    Romania

    1

    Austria

    1

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    Andorra

    1

    Kazakhstan

    3

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    Bosnia-Herz

    1

    Turkey

    1

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    Israel

    7

    Luxembourg

    0

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    Montenegro

    1

    Cyprus

    1

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    Albania

    1

    Denmark

    1

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    Latvia

    2

    Switzerland

    2

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    Moldova

    1

    Greece

    1

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    Norway

    2

    Macedonia

    1

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    Scotland

    0

    Netherlands

    1

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    Germany

    4

    Azerbaijan

    0

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    Hungary

    0

    Portugal

    1

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    N Ireland

    0

    Slovakia

    2

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    Slovenia

    3

    Poland

    0

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    Wales

    1

    Russia

    3

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    Italy

    2

    Bulgaria

    0

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    5

    Croatia

    1

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    Serbia

    1

    France

    1

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    Spain

    3

    Estonia

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - UEFA

Ferenc Puskas Stadium

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Portugal

  • Pepe 10'

Hungary 0-1 Portugal: Great escape launched?

Portugal struck early and held on for a 1-0 win over Hungary to breathe life into their bid for a place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Pepe gave Portugal the lead, towering above the Hungarian

defence to head in from Deco's free kick in the 10th minute.

Hungary almost equalised moments later, but Roland Juhasz's

header went wide.

Victory for Portugal took them up to third place in Group

One with 13 points from eight matches, and two still to play.

Denmark top the group with 18 points after being held to a

1-1 draw by Albania, while Sweden moved up to second on 15

points after their 1-0 win over Malta. Hungary, like Portugal,

have 13 points.

"We showed we are better then our opponents," said

goalscorer Pepe. "This result re-launches our campaign for the

World Cup."

The group winners qualify directly, while eight of the nine

second-placed teams will go into two-legged play-offs for the

four remaining places.

The Hungarians created danger through two Balazs Dzsudszak

free kicks in the middle of the first half, with a low drive in

the 23rd minute deflected to a corner and a powerful shot two

minutes later flying inches from Eduardo's right post.

Portugal came close to doubling their lead in the 30th

minute when Meireles' through-ball put Cristiano Ronaldo clear,

but the winger's curling shot was blocked by Gabor Babos.

The Hungarians' best chance came from a Laszlo Bodnar free

kick which forced Eduardo to a tight save in the 78th minute.

"There are still four teams in the race and now the team

that has the most fire-power, personality and unity will win

this final sprint," Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz said.

Scoring Summary

  • Hungary
  • Portugal
 
(10') Pepe

Match Stats

  • Hungary
  • Portugal
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Hungary
  • Portugal
Substitutes
Substitutions
Simão for Deco (48')
Nani for Da Silva Muniz Liedson (81')
Rolando for Tiago (89')
Yellow Cards
Balazs Toth (51')
Peter Halmosi (90 + 4')
Pepe (68')
Duda (77')