LIVESTREAM IFAF European Qualifier: Team France @ Team Hungary, Nov. 5th, 12:30 CET (1 pm, 7 am ET)

Team Hungary will host France today in this IFAF European Championship qualifying match-up.

Both teams are coming off lopsided losses in their first Group A action this year. The home team Hungarians hope to earn their first Group A victory in history in Budapest, while France will be looking to keep themselves at the top of the European competition.

Hungary is coming off a 35-7 loss to a strong Team Austria. Hungarian national team head coach Dan Pippin hopes to earn his team a historic first-ever victory in Group A. Offensively, Quarterback Máté Hegedűs will look to get the ball to dynamic playmakers in receiver Toth Nandor and running back Rathonyi Kende.

Defensively, Fehérvár Enthroners linebackers Jebrai Regan and Zilai Janos will be aiming to swallow up a talented French backfield. In the secondary, Golita Zoltan aims to pick off any errant passes from the French offense.

On the French side, the 2018 European champions are also still smarting from a loss to Austria in October. Offensively the French team will be led by young La Courneuve Flash quarterback Leo Cremades. The budding French talent will be targeting former ELF stars Phileas Pasqualini and Remi Bertillin, along with Flash teammate Stephane Fortes. France plays a physical style of football and will be running the ball early and often in this one. However, expect Cremades to take some shots deep off of play-action.

Defensively, France has an athletic secondary featuring NFL IPP prospect Kevin Fortes who is coming off an ELF All-Star season with the Hamburg Sea Devils. Former Berlin Thunder safety Amir Kilani will join Fortes in a talented secondary. Veterans Bryan Billy and Elio Edwin should make a great linebacker and defensive tackle duo looking to slow down Hungary’s talented running backs.

Team France @ Team Hungary, Nov. 5th, 12:30 CET (12:30 pm, 7:30 am ET)

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