Hungary dealt a major blow in the build-up to Euro 2020 with influential RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai ruled out of the tournament due to injury
Hungary will be without influential midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai for the upcoming European Championship after the midfielder failed to recover from injury, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Kicker magazine first reported that Szoboszlai, who scored the decisive last-minute goal against Iceland last November to qualify Hungary for Euro 2020, would skip the tournament and Reuters confirmed the news on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old was injured earlier this year and has not played for his club, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig since. His conditioning is not at a level where he could be useful to the national team, the source said.
Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai banned from Euro 2020 due to injury
Hungary kicks off their Euro 2020 campaign on June 15 against defending champions Portugal in Group F, which also includes world champions France and Germany.
The management of Szoboszlai, Leipzig and national coach Marco Rossi have made the decision together, the source said. Rossi is expected to finalize the lineup later on Tuesday.
Hungary coach Marco Rossi made the decision with the player’s management and Leipzig
The highly regarded midfielder who signed for RB Leipzig in January but has not played due to injury
Szoboszlai will focus on rehabilitation to prepare for the 2021-2022 Bundesliga season.
Leipzig bought the youngster in January for €20m (£18m) from Salzburg, and he is now worth €25m (£21m) according to Transfermarkt, making the midfielder the most expensive Hungarian player ever.
Szoboszlai has been sidelined with thigh problems since the start of the year, but joined the Leipzig squad last month for a full training session.