United Arab Emirates have already made sure of a place in the Round of 16 and Hungary can join them if they take a point when the two sides meet in their final Group H game. Fresh from a 4-0 romp against South Africa, the much-improved Hungarians will feel confident of achieving their goal.
The Asian champions looked set to make the worst possible start to the competition when they trailed 2-0 to South Africa in their opening match with just stoppage time remaining. Yet, thanks to their astonishing late comeback in that game and a narrow 1-0 defeat of Honduras, they have somehow eased through to the last 16 with a game to spare.
Having engineered a similarly fast turnaround following their 3-0 defeat to the Central Americans, Hungary are on the brink of the knockout stages themselves. Emphatic 4-0 winners over the luckless South Africans, the young Magyars need just a point on Saturday to join the UAE in the next round.
4 - The number of times Hungary have won in 14 U-20 FIFA World Cup matches, having drawn two and lost eight of their other ten games. Interestingly, all of those victories came against African opposition: 2-0 defeats of Morocco and Guinea in 1977 and 1979, a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in 1985 and Wednesday's 4-0 demolition of South Africa, the first time that they have scored more than two goals in a finals match.
"We're ready to take on the UAE and the crowd at Alexandria, who will be giving them their support again. Every game is different and I'm expecting my players to continue making progress. We have a very good chance of reaching the last 16 and it's up to us to seize it." Hungary coach Sandor Egervari
"More than anything we're happy to have got past the first round. We've now got this last game against a Hungary side that showed all their potential in sweeping aside South Africa. I know what we can expect in this game, but if you don't mind I'm going to save that for my pre-match talk to the players (laughs)." UAE coach Mahdi Redha