Krisztian Nemeth - Hungary vs. Kazakhstan - March 23, 2018
Bernadett Szabo

Recap: Krisztian Nemeth earns 35th career cap for Hungary

Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth earned his 35th career cap for Hungary on Friday, making his first international appearance since March as a second-half substitute in Hungary's 1-0 loss at Greece in UEFA Nations League C.

Trailing 1-0 after Kostas Mitroglou (Olympique de Marseille) opened the scoring for the hosts in the 65th minute, Hungary head coach Marco Rossi brought Nemeth off the bench for the final 15 minutes at OACA Spyros Louis in Athens to make his UEFA Nations League debut.

Hungary, who opened their UEFA Nations League campaign last month with a 1-0 loss at Finland and a 2-1 win over Greece with Sporting Kansas City forward Daniel Salloi in the squad, now sit in third place in Group 2 and will travel to Estonia for a 1:45 p.m. CT kick off on Monday at A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.

The UEFA Nations League launched this year, dividing the 55 European national teams into four leagues. In addition to the possibility of a UEFA Euro 2020 berth, the four group winners from League C will be promoted to League B while four underperforming teams will be relegated to League D.

Nemeth debuted for Hungary’s senior team at age 21 in 2010 and has since represented his country in 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, as well as two appearances at UEFA Euro 2016.