Hungary defender Fiola out with "serious" injury

Hungary full-back Attila Fiola will miss the rest of the group stage at Euro 2016 through injury, coach Bernd Stock said Friday.

"He has a very serious injury and will not play the next two games," the coach told a news conference on the eve of the team's Group F encounter with Iceland in Marseille.

Midfielder Gergo Lovrencsics is meanwhile available again after a knee injury ruled him out of the side's opening game against Austria.

After their 2-0 win over Austria, Hungary would seal a place in the knock-out stage with another victory.

Iceland, who surprised Portugal with a 1-1 draw in their opener, are expecting a physically demanding encounter against the Hungarians.

"It will be like steel against steel. The mentality of Hungary is similar to ours, they work very hard," captain Aron Gunnarsson said.

Gunnarson also denied reports that Cristiano Ronaldo had been rude to him after the draw with Portugal and refused to swap shirts.

"It is not true that he asked `Who are you exactly?'," Gunnarson said, clarifying that Ronaldo had simply wanted to swap shirts in the dressing rooms instead.

Ronaldo did though accuse Iceland of having "a small mentality", something the tournament debutants are keen to disprove by picking more points against Hungary.  

Last update: Fri, 17/06/2016 - 20:18

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