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Varga suffers severe injury in Hungary’s win over Scotland

Hungarian forward Barnabás Varga experienced a severe injury during Hungary’s match against Scotland, breaking several bones in his face and suffering a concussion. The incident occurred in the 70th minute when Varga collided with goalkeeper Angus Gunn in Scotland’s penalty box.

After the match Hungary’s head coach Marco Rossi provided an update on Varga’s condition, stating, “Barnabás Varga’s life is not in danger. He will undergo an operation after a fracture in his face and he won’t be available for the rest of Euro 2024.”

The injury led to worrying scenes on the pitch, with Hungarian players forming a protective barrier around Varga as medical staff attended to him. That episode of the game brought back memories of Christian Eriksen’s accident at the previous European Championship, where the Danish midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. Like Eriksen, Varga’s situation highlighted the importance of quick medical response and the solidarity among teammates in moments of crisis.

Despite the incident, Hungary managed to secure a 1-0 victory over Scotland, with Kevin Csoboth scoring deep into injury time. The win was overshadowed by Varga’s injury, but the Hungarian team showed great resilience in their performance.