McLaren’s Jenson Button, currently number two in the Formula One drivers’ standings after eight races, was in town on Thursday to promote the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix on 31 July.
Seven Hungarians – three former players and four currently active referees – were arrested on Tuesday by a task force of the National Bureau of Investigation (NNI) for allegedly manipulating the results of football games in Hungary, Germany, Finland, Croatia and Slovenia.
The British-owned football team of Hungary’s most popular sports club FTC may be bought back by the association, FTC president Gábor Kubatov announced last Wednesday.
After a hapless 0-4 home loss to World Cup runner-up Holland on 25 March, the Hungarian national team went some way to regaining the support of its fans at the sixth game of the Euro2012 qualifiers in Amsterdam last Tuesday.
Gábor Kubatov, the party director of the governing Fidesz, announced on Facebook last Friday that he will accept the nomination to become the new president of Hungary’s most popular football club, FTC. Kubatov was asked to lead the organisation after the previous head quit when the British owner of the club’s football section decided not to finance the team any longer. The new leader faces difficult challenges with numerous sport sections of FTC in disarray and the company managing the football team seeking a new owner.Â