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Hungarian Varga is in stable condition after injury – DW – 06/24/2024

Hungarian Varga is in stable condition after injury – DW – 06/24/2024

The condition of Hungarian striker Barnabas Varga, who suffered a serious injury in the second half of Sunday’s match Euro 2024 The Hungarian Football Association announced on X, previously Twitter, that the group match between Scotland and Hungary in Stuttgart is stable.

“Barnabas Varga suffered several facial fractures and a concussion during the match. He will likely undergo surgery,” the federation said, adding that the player will spend the night in the hospital and that the entire team is cheering him on.

What happened during the match?

In the 68th minute of the match, Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn collided with his teammates Anthony Ralston and Varga while trying to block a free kick from Dominik Szoboszlai.

The Hungarian players were quick to point out that Varga was in trouble and were visibly angry in the time it took medical teams to treat the 29-year-old.

There was a stunned silence in Stuttgart’s stadium. Szoboszlai fought back tears. After more than six minutes of treatment, Varga was taken off the field on a stretcher, while sheets were raised to protect him from view.

Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn and Hungarian Barnabas Varga lie on the pitch after the collisionPhoto: Matthias Schrader/AP/DPA/Alliance Image

What is the condition of Varga?

Shortly after Hungary’s 1-0 win, which the Hungarian players dedicated to Varga, the country’s Football Association confirmed that his condition was stable.

According to coach Marco Rossi, Varga suffered what appeared to be a facial fracture. “He will probably have surgery in the next few hours because he suffered a fracture here (points to his cheek and eye socket). If we compete, of course, he will not be part of the team anymore.”

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Hungary can still hope to qualify as one of the top four third-placed teams. And in another match in the first group. Germany tied with Switzerland 1-1 To win the group.

dh/fb (AFP, dpa, SID)