Hungary call for Kurucz

Peter Kurucz has been called into the Hungary Under-21 squad for their UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier in Bosnia-Herzegovina next month.

The promising stopper has been capped eleven times at U21 level and will be eager to start the Group 3 qualifier at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica on Wednesday 11 August, as Hungary still have a good chance of progressing to the finals for the first time since 1996.

The young Magyars have collected nine points from five matches, having beaten Luxembourg home and away before securing an impressive 2-0 home victory over Italy last November.

Having been defeated 2-0 by the Italians in the reverse fixture in March, Antal Roth's side will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

At present, Wales head the group with 13 points with Italy second on ten, both from six matches. Bosnia-Herzegovina are fourth on seven points while Luxembourg have four points, both from five matches.

Therefore, victories in their final three matches - away and home to Bosnia-Herzegovina and at home to Wales - should see Hungary at least finish second and reach the qualification play-offs.

Kurucz could be one of as many as seven West Ham United youngsters in U21 action in early August.

Marek Stech and Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson are battling to qualify from Group 5, with Stech's Czech Republic sitting top of the table, two points ahead of Eyjolfsson's Iceland.

The Czechs face San Marino in Prague on 11 August, while Iceland host Germany in Hafnarfjordur on the same evening. Iceland head to the Czech Republic for a potential winner-takes-all clash on 7 September.

England, for whom James Tomkins, Junior Stanislas and Freddie Sears have all been involved in their Euro 2011 qualifying campaign, face a friendly meeting with Uzbekistan in Bristol on 10 August ahead of a Group 9 trip to Portugal on 3 September.

Finally, Fabio Daprela has been included in Switzerland's squad for their friendly international with Greece at the Stadion Schutzenwiese in Winterthur on Tuesday 10 August.