Outclassed Hungary exit Euros with heads held high despite LGBTQ diplomatic row

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group F - Germany v Hungary - Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany - June 23, 2021 Hungary's Willi Orban and Gergo Lovrencsics after the match Pool via REUTERS/Christof Stache

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - When Hungary qualified for its second straight euros after a 30-year absence from major tournaments, fans were overjoyed even though they suspected their team's run may be unremarkable against three of the best nations in the sport.

In the end, though, they got far more: After a 3-0 loss to Portugal, they took a halftime lead in an eventual draw with World Cup holders France, followed by an electrifying 2-2 draw against Germany on Wednesday in which they twice took the lead.

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