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HungaryHungary’s soccer team left on Tuesday for the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France, after an absence of 44 years.

National team coach Bernd Storck called his team “well-prepared”, adding that the Hungarians would do their best and prove that they deserved their place among the 24 teams at the European championship starting on June 10, reports Xinhua.

Storck said every one of the 23 team members travelling was fit and prepared for their first game against Austria in Bordeaux. Their next game will be against Iceland in Marseilles, and their third will be against Portugal in Lyon.

Storck was quoted on the Hungarian Football Federation website as saying that the team was determined to do well. It had competed against strong teams during preparations to prevent overconfidence and was ready for the meet.