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3 Greek soccer players slightly hurt in Hungary taxi crash

3 Greek soccer players slightly injured in taxi crash in Hungary, 2 already out of hospital

Leandro di Almeida, right, of Hungary vies for the ball with Giannis Fetfatzidis of Greece during their Euro 2016 qualifying Group F soccer match at t...

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Leandro di Almeida, right, of Hungary vies for the ball with Giannis Fetfatzidis of Greece during their Euro 2016 qualifying Group F soccer match at t...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Greek embassy in Budapest says three national team soccer players were slightly injured when their taxi crashed on its way to the airport.

Press counselor Nikolaos Vlahakis says Vangelis Moras, Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Ioannis Fetfatzidis were injured Monday morning in a collision with another car. Moras and Tachtsidis have already been released from a Budapest hospital while Fetfatzidis was expected to be released later Monday.

Vlahakis says the crash was "quite hard" but the players' injuries were not serious. Police say one person in the other car died at the scene of the accident.

Moras and Tachtsidis play for Hellas Verona in Italy, while Fetfatzidis plays for Serie A rival Chievo Verona.

Greece and Hungary drew 0-0 Sunday in a qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship.


Updated : 2021-09-25 00:12 GMT+08:00