Three-time European Champions Hungary have named their roster to play at the European Championships at a press conference on Margaret Island.
Attila Biro keeps eleven of the team that finished second at the World Championships in front of a home crowd earlier this summer, but there is a notable absence to the team; with Rita Keszthelyi, who announced she would be leaving UVSE earlier this week, choosing not to be part of the squad for Split. Edina Gangl, who plays her water polo for Glyfada in Greece, is the other withdrawal.
Four new players are given call-ups; Alexandra Kiss, the veteran keeper, is preferred over Boglarka Neszmely, while FTC’s new signing Tamara Farkas makes the cut. Brigitta Horvath, of Dunaujvaros, will play at her second European Championships (having previously played in 2018), while UVSE’s Kinga Peresztegi-Nagy,, will make her maiden appearance at a major international tournament for the senior national team.
Krisztina Garda, the only remaining member of the European Championship winning team from Belgrade 2016, will captain the Magyars. Greta Gurisatti, Dorottya Szilagyi, Rebecca Parkes, Natasa Rybanska, Vanda Valyi and Kamilla Farago are all returning superstars. Dora Leimeter, who joined Ferencvaros earlier this summer, will add to her century of appearances in the national team.
The bronze medallists from 2020 will be one of the favourites for the Gold medal in Split, and find themselves in Group A with Germany, Croatia, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania.
Hungary: Alexandra Kiss, Alda Magyari, Kamilla Farago, Tamara Farkas, Krisztina Garda, Greta Gurisatti, Brigitta Horvath, Dora Leimeter, Geraldine Mahieu, Zsuzsanna Mate, Rebecca Parkes, Kinga Peresztegi-Nagy, Natasa Rybanska, Dorottya Szilagyi, Vanda Valyi
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