Hungary star Szoboszlai misses Euro 2020 with harm


Hungary star Dominik Szoboszlai will miss out on Euro 2020 after failing to completely get well from a groin harm, Hungary coach Marco Rossi mentioned Tuesday after asserting the ultimate 26-man match squad.

The 20-year-old midfielder, seen as Hungary’s finest participant in a long time, was injured quickly after shifting to German aspect RB Leipzig in January for 20 million euros, a file payment for a Hungarian participant.

Capped 12 instances, Szoboszlai was nonetheless named in Hungary’s provisional 30-man match squad regardless of not but taking part in for the Bundesliga runners-up, however did not show his health.

“He’s not in good situation,” mentioned Hungary’s Italian coach Rossi on the group’s coaching camp close to Salzburg in Austria.

“He’s not even in a situation to be despatched on as an alternative to a couple of minutes,…it’s actually painful for me not to have the ability to play him,” Rossi advised a press convention.

For fulfillment-starved Hungary followers craving for a return to the glory days of the “Magic Magyars” period led by Ferenc Puskas, Szoboszlai has been touted by many as a type of Messiah.

Snapped up by Leipzig’s sister membership RB Salzburg aged 16 Szoboszlai flourished in Austria, at first supporting Norwegian wunderkind Erling Haaland, now at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, then changing into the group’s lynchpin.

Chosen because the Austrian Bundesliga’s finest participant final 12 months, he was additionally voted by European journalists eighth within the 2020 Golden Boy award for Europe’s finest prospect.

Tall and desirous to push ahead the silky Hungarian has been in comparison with Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne, with an eye catching aptitude for free-kicks, long-range targets, and defence-splitting assists.

RB Leipzig beat off rivals together with AC Milan and Actual Madrid to safe Szoboszlai’s signature, and final month prolonged his contract by an additional 12 months till 2026.

“An important is that the nationwide group carry out properly on the Euros, and for me personally, to get totally match once more for September,” mentioned Szoboszlai after Tuesday’s announcement.

“It’s tough to be minimize from the squad, however this was the one accountable resolution,” he mentioned.

Szoboszlai’s absence is a blow for Group F outsiders Hungary who solely certified for Euro 2020 by way of the play-offs, because of his last-gasp winner in opposition to Iceland, rifling house from distance after surging via the defence.

The Magyars play title holders Portugal (June 15) and World Champions France (June 19) in Budapest, and Germany (June 23) in Munich.

Rossi’s closing 26-man squad additionally consists of Szoboszlai’s RB Leipzig teammates Peter Gulacsi and Willi Orban.

Hungary play Euro 2020 warm-up friendlies in opposition to Cyprus on Friday and Eire subsequent Tuesday.

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