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Hungarian paper defends Romanian referee in racism row

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As the Romanian press praises Magyar Nemzet for taking up the defence of a Romanian referee shamed even by his own government, a conservative analyst is outraged by what he sees as attempts by international bodies at policing national languages. READ MORE

Hungary’s football team qualifies for EURO 20

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Two critics of the government admit that they are elated by the unexpectedly fine performance of the national team and believe that their critics within the opposition are wrong. READ MORE

The football World Cup as an immigration test

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Commentators on both sides of the political divide excoriate their rivals for using the most popular sporting event of the year to underpin their own stance on migration. READ MORE

Football as a metaphor of politics

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

A pro-government columnist claims that the World Cup shows that national feeling is an inherent part of human nature, and those politicians who choose to ignore this are making a huge mistake. A left-wing columnist criticizes the Hungarian football funding system. READ MORE

Returning national football team hailed despite defeat

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Pundits try to untangle why Hungarians rejoice after the national squad was crushed by Belgium on Sunday. READ MORE

Hungary beats Austria

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Hungary’s victory against the favourite in the first match the Hungarian side has played in an important international football championship for 44 years fills the cover pages of Wednesday’s dailies. Commentators ponder the political implications. READ MORE

EURO 16 battlefield

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Commentators  are baffled by the spectacle of violence surrounding the first days of the European Football Championship.


Hungary in Europe 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Hungarian pundits are overwhelmed by football fever, as Hungary makes it into the European Championships for the first time in 44 years. READ MORE

Controversies over investments in the PM’s birthplace

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The poor performance this season of Puskás Akadémia FC is burdened with heavy political undertones. This prompts several Hungarian weeklies to add their pennyworth to the debate.  READ MORE

New football stadium, PM whistled

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A conservative writes that those who whistled during the Prime Minister’s speech at the opening ceremony of the new Ferencváros stadium can only make news for a few days, while the stadium is a long term investment. READ MORE