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

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Scotland are out of Euro 2024 after suffering a devastating 1-0 defeat to Hungary on Sunday night.

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 23/06/2024

- 22:00

Updated: 23/06/2024

- 22:24

The Tartan Army failed to score during the match at the Stuttgart Arena

Scotland are out of Euro 2024 after suffering a devastating 1-0 defeat to Hungary on Sunday night.

Steve Clarke's side had gone into the game hoping to win, having previously lost to Germany and drawn with Switzerland.

But while Scotland had some chances on the night, they ended up losing with Kevin Csoboth scoring in the 100th minute of the clash.

A huge 10 minutes had been added on following a serious head injury suffered by Barnabás Varga, who collided with Angus Gunn inside the box.

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Scotland are out of Euro 2024 after suffering a devastating 1-0 defeat to Hungary on Sunday night.


The forward needed urgent medical attention, with Liverpool's Dominik Szoboszlai left in tears as he stood by his team-mate.

A sheet was held up to protect the Hungarian's privacy. And the footballing world will now rally and hope he recovers.

For the most part, the match was a tense, tight affair.

There were precious few chances in the first half, with Hungary star Roland Sallai blazing an effort over the bar.

Hungary also went close through Willi Orban, with the centre-back miscuing a header when he should have done better.

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Scotland had a chance via Che Adams, though the Southampton star also skied his effort.

A surging run from John McGinn had fans of the Tartan Army on their feet in the second half as they chased a goal.

And Scotland felt they should have had a penalty when Stuart Armstrong was clattered in the box, only for the referee to give nothing.

Alan Shearer, working for the BBC, said it was a 'clear penalty' and was baffled by the decision not to award a spot-kick.

As Clarke's men soared forward, they left themselves vulnerable at the back.

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And, in the dying stages, they suffered the most devastating of defeats.

Sallai found Csoboth in the box, with the 24-year-old then converting to break Scotland hearts and send them out of the competition.

They are now virtually through to the knockout stages. No team in history has ever failed to qualify with four points.


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Hungary beat Scotland but the night was marred by a serious head injury to striker Barnabas Varga


Addressing the result, meanwhile, Shearer said a 'lack of quality' had cost Scotland.

"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.

"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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Scotland were sunk by Hungary at the death in their Euro 2024 clash


Scotland hero Willie Miller added: "It wasn't a good game of football.

"I think the Hungarians felt like they had a cause behind them and Scotland were just desperate to get the goal at the end and left themselves so open.

"I can totally understand why Scotland threw everything at it in the dying minutes."

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