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Report: Barnabas Varga 'Stable' After Frightening Incident In Scotland Game

Report: Barnabas Varga 'Stable' After Frightening Incident In Scotland Game
Rob O'Halloran
By Rob O'Halloran Updated
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Hungary's Barnabas Varga is reportedly 'stable' after a terrifying incident on a night in which his side ended Scotland's Euro 2024 hopes via a dramatic late winner.

The 1-0 defeat firmly ended Scotland's dream while Hungary will have to wait to see if they advance as one of the best placed third-placed teams, with Germany and Switzerland advancing automatically from their group.

Varga suffered a serious looking injury midway through the second-half, temporarily bringing the match to a halt.

The incident occured in the 71st minute when Varga, who had attempted to get on the end of a cross, appeared to collide with Scottish goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

The forward was shown to be unconscious as he hit the deck, before his teammates immediately called for medical attention.

Liverpool star Dominik Szoboszalai ran towards the medics before helping them rush over to his teammate with a stretcher amid the worrying scenes.

Players formed a circle around the stricken player as he was tended to by medics, holding up sheets around the scene to offer them some privacy.

He was then stretchered from the field to a round of applause from both supporters amid scenes that brought up memories of Christian Eriksen's incident at the event three years prior.

Barnabas Varga reportedly stable after scary incident

The BBC has issued a Tweet claiming that Varga is stable after receiving an update from the Hungarian FA.

"The Hungarian Football Federation has confirmed Barnabas Varga’s condition is stable and he has been taken to hospital in Stuttgart," it read.


A positive development after what were harrowing scenes, with TV directors unnecessarily showing the aftermath of the collision.

A number of viewers vented their frustration with what they deemed to be a lack of urgency from the local medical staff during what was a very concerning situation.

It is the 12th time that Scotland have been sent packing from a major tournament at the group stages in 12 appearances.

They will feel hard done by after Stuart Armstrong appeared to be bundled over in the penalty area late on, with Alan Shearer on the BBC and Didi Hamann on RTE both sharing their disbelief with the call.

The incident did not even go to VAR.

A chaotic end to a chaotic night for Steve Clarke's side.

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