‘No delay’ treating Barnabas Varga insists Uefa after horror injury against Scotland

Dominik Szoboszlai demands to know why medics ‘didn’t rush in’But governing body believes Hungarian was well cared for

Uefa has defended the speed with which treatment was given to Hungary’s Barnabas Varga during Sunday’s Group A win over Scotland, after the Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai added to criticism of medical staff for what he perceived as a slow reaction to his teammate’s injury. European football’s governing body insists Varga was attended to with “no delay”.

Varga appeared to collide with the elbow of Angus Gunn, the Scotland goalkeeper, when attempting to meet a Szoboszlai free-kick in the 68th minute. The seriousness of the situation was instantly apparent, and two medics reached him inside 20 seconds. About 45 seconds after the collision, sheeting was placed around Varga to block the view of others in the Stuttgart Stadium and watching on television. It was later revealed Varga had initially been unconscious, sustained a concussion and required surgery on several broken bones in his face.

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