Barnabas Varga health update issued by Hungarian FA after striker suffered serious injury in Scotland win

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Barnabas Varga is in a stable condition after being forced out of Hungary's 1-0 Euro 2024 win over Scotland

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 23/06/2024

- 22:22

Updated: 23/06/2024

- 22:36

The forward was forced out of the clash after colliding with Angus Gunn

The Hungarian FA have revealed Barnabas Varga is in a 'stable condition' and 'conscious' after being stretchered out of his side's 1-0 Euro 2024 win over Scotland on Sunday.

The 29-year-old collided with goalkeeper Angus Gunn and immediately hit the floor, with his team-mates visibly distressed.

Hungarian players formed a barrier around the player, with medics then rushing onto the field.

Liverpool star Dominik Szoboszlai was left in tears, with Varga eventually stretchered off after a lengthy delay. His privacy was protected by a huge screen that shielded him from view.

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The Hungarian FA have revealed Barnabas Varga is in a 'stable condition' and 'conscious' after being stretchered out of his side's 1-0 Euro 2024 win over Scotland on Sunday.


The Hungarian FA have since said that Varga is in a 'stable condition' and 'conscious'.

And fans on X are delighted with that update, with one user saying: "Amazing news, hope he recovers quickly."

A second said: "That was so scary and I'm really glad he's okay."

A third stated: "Wish him a speedy recovery, our prayers are with him."

And a fourth said: "It's one of the best news you can get this time, as a human and football lover!"

JUST IN:Scotland sent crashing out of Euro 2024 as Hungary score dramatic late goal to secure third

Scotland were within minutes of picking up their second point of Euro 2024.

However, a late goal from Kevin Csoboth broke their hearts - with Steve Clarke's side now out of the competition.

And Scotland legend James McFadden has claimed his country 'went out with a bit of a whimper', despite putting up a strong fight.

"Scotland had to go and win the game. Two points wasn't likely to be enough. It's a big night of disappointment," he said.

"Could they have had a go earlier? I was waiting for Hungary to kick into life, it just wasn't a pretty game.

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"Scotland are out with a bit of a whimper in the end."

Former Scotland women's player Leanne Crichton believes Clarke made his changes too late, with his team then paying the ultimate price.

"The changes should have been made earlier," she fumed.

"In world football virtually every manager makes a change on the 60 minute mark whether things are going for you or against you. It was a game Scotland needed to win.

"Lawrence Shankland had more involvements in the final third in the space of 12 minutes than Che Adams the whole time he was on.


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Barnabas Varga was forced out of Hungary's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024


"I don't mean to discredit him, but Shankland carried a threat when he came on.

"Armstrong carried a threat but by that point we had Kenny McLean at left-back, Jack Hendry at right-back, John McGinn and Billy Gilmour off the park."

Scotland felt they should have had a penalty when Stuart Armstrong was bundled over in the box.

And Alan Shearer sympathises for the Tartan Army after their dreams of going through were left in tatters.

"From a Scotland point of view, it was through no lack of effort, but the reality is a lack of quality has cost them. Particularly in forward positions," he said.

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Hungary broke Scotland hearts with a dramatic late winner in their Euro 2024 clash


"They were very rarely a threat. We were hoping rather than expecting.

"What I would say is the penalty decision was terrible. For me it was a penalty all day."

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