Botond Balogh joined Marco Rossi's squad and can travel with the team to London (Photo: MLSZ)

 

"Willi Orbán returned to RB Leipzig today per the preliminary agreement. Instead, Botond Balogh from the U21 national team joined the A-team squad," MLSZ wrote on Sunday evening on its Twitter.

As known, Orbán joined the squad last week with delay due to illness, and according to this, his club agreed with the Hungarian federation that he could only play in the first game against Albanian, so he'll miss the match against England. However, Péter Gulácsi and Dominik Szoboszlai, who also play for RB Leipzig, are not required to return, so they can stay with the national team.

The 19-year-old defender Botond Balogh of Parma in Serie B has previously played for the youth national teams. He played in the U17 World Cup in 2019, played for the U21 team in September, and was invited to the October games by coach Zoltán Gera, but did not play against Poland last Friday. On Tuesday, however, against England, he could make his debut in the senior team if head coach Marco Rossi sends him to the pitch.

Translated by Vanda Orosz

THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Ádám Bogdán (FTC), Péter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig – Germany)
Defenders: Botond Balogh (Parma – Italy), Bendegúz Bolla (Grasshoppers – Switzerland), Ákos Kecskés (FK Nizhny Novgorod – Russia), Ádám Lang (Omonia – Cyprus), Zsolt Nagy (Puskás Akadémia), Loïc Négo (MOL Fehérvár FC), Attila Szalai Attila (Fenerbahçe – Turkey)
Midfielders: Dániel Gazdag (Philadelphia Union – United States), Ádám Nagy (Pisa – Italy), András Schäfer (FC DAC 1904 – Slovakia), Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig – Germany), Bálint Vécsei (FTC)
Forwards: János Hahn (FC DAC 1904 – Slovakia), Filip Holender (Partizan Beograd – Serbia), Nemanja Nikolić (MOL Fehérvár FC), Roland Sallai (Freiburg – Germany), Dániel Sallói (Sporting Kansas City – United States), Szabolcs Schön (FC Dallas – United States), Roland Varga (al-Ittihad Kalba – United Arab Emirates) 
Endre Botka (FTC) would also be part of the squad in defense, but he will not be allowed to play against England due to suspension.

EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS, GROUP I, SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER

ROUND 7
OCTOBER 9, SATURDAY
HUNGARY–Albania 0–1 (Broja 80.)
Poland–San Marino 5–0 (Swiderski 10., Brolli 20. – own goal, Kedziora 50., Buksa 84., Piatek 90+1.)
Andorra–England 0–5 (Chilwell 17., B. Saka 40., T. Abraham 59., Ward-Prowse 79., Grealish 86.)

ROUND 8
OCTOBER 12, TUESDAY
8.45pm: 
England – HUNGARY
8.45pm: San Marino – Andorra
8.45pm: Albania – Poland

GROUP I STANDINGS
1. England 7 6 1 23–  2 +21 19
2. Albania 7 5 2 11–  6   +5 15
3. Poland 7 4 2 1 24–  8 +16 14
4. HUNGARY 7 3 1 3 12–11   +1 10
5. Andorra 7 1 6   4–19 –15   3
6. San Marino7 7  1–29–28  0