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Hungary have qualified for a major championship for the first time in 30 years

Former Watford and Ipswich striker Tamas Priskin scored a vital goal for the Magyars this evening.

Budapest was bouncing as Hungary booked their place at Euro 2016.
Budapest was bouncing as Hungary booked their place at Euro 2016.

HUNGARY ARE GOING to the European Championships.

Bernd Storck’s side beat Norway 2-1 in Budapest tonight to clinch a 3-1 aggregate win in their France 2016 play-off.

It is the first time since the 1986 World Cup that Hungary have qualified for a major international championship.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, this Tamas Priskin cracker on 14 minutes gave Hungary a bit of breathing space:

And when Norway’s Markus Henriksen turned the ball into his own goal seven minutes from time, the Magyars’ ticket to France was rubber-stamped:

Henriksen did make amends with a goal at the right end four minutes later but it was little more than a consolation:

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