HUNGARY 3-3 MONTENEGRO, Budapest, 20/08/08
Priskin 29, Hajnal 55,87, Jovetic 45,68, Vukcevic 51

A late Tamas Hajnal penalty snatched a draw and retained the UFWC title for Hungary in this friendly match against Montenegro.

Watford striker Tamas Priskin shot from 25 yeards to give Hungary the lead on 29 minutes, but the Montenegrins equalised on the stroke of half-time through a Stevan Jovetic penalty – despite the best efforts of Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Babos.

Simon Vukcevic of Sporting Lisbon latched onto a rebound to put the visitors ahead after 51 minutes, but within minutes Hajnal had levelled things up for Hungary, who were without injured star man Zoltan Gera.

Jovetic scored his second goal on 68 minutes to restore Montenegro’s lead, but Hajnal’s 87th minute penalty was enough to earn the Hungarians a draw.

UFWC champs Hungary will next play Denmark on 6 September in a World Cup Qualifier.

Hungary: Gabor Babos, Zoltan Szelesi (Laszlo Bodnar, 80), Vilmos Vanczak, Roland Juhasz (Krisztian Timar, 61), Zsolt Low (Boldizsar Bodor, 80), Balazs Toth (Adam Vass, 46), Krisztian Vadocz, Szabolcs Huszti (Peter Halmosi, 69), Tamas Hajnal, Balazs Dzsudzsak, Tamas Priskin (Gergely Rudolf, 69).

Montenegro: Vukasin Poleksic, Elsad Verotic (Vlado Jeknic, 84), Radoslav Batak, Jovan Tanasijevic, Vladimir Bozovic, Branko Boskovic, Simon Vukcevic (Igor Burzanovic, 67), Milorad Pekovic, Nikola Drincic, Stefan Jovetic, Mirko Vucinic (Radomir Dalovic, 68).

About Paul Brown

Paul is a freelance journalist and author. He created the UFWC in 2003, and subsequently wrote the Unofficial Football World Champions book. He can be found on Twitter @paulbrownUK.