Barnabas Varga stable in hospital after collision for Hungary against Scotland

Varga required medical attention on pitch Striker understood to need surgery for broken cheekbone

Hungary dedicated what could be a crucial win over Scotland to Barnabas Varga after the Ferencvaros player was taken off on a stretcher and taken to hospital. He had been left motionless on the pitch after leaping to meet a Dominik Szoboszlai free-kick in the 71st minute of a game Hungary won in stoppage time.

While receiving treatment on the pitch and being helped away on a stretcher, Varga had sheeting placed around him. A statement from the Hungarian Football Federation said Varga was “stable” in a Stuttgart hospital. A post on X said: “Several bones in Barnabas Varga’s face were broken during the collision during the match, and he also suffered a concussion. Surgery is most likely to be expected. He will spend the night in the hospital in Stuttgart. The whole team is rooting for him!”

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