The shadow of arbitral favoritism tarnishes the Euro in England: Germany complains as Spain did

The shadow of arbitral favoritism tarnishes the Euro in England: Germany complains as Spain did

The English women’s soccer team is in luck after winning its first European Championship. A special tournament for having been the hostesses and after having beaten the almighty Germany in extra time in the final. However, the English victory has been punctuated by controversy in recent hours due to complaints from German fans and the press, who have denounced an arbitration favorable to England.

A situation that is not new since in the quarterfinals against SpainEngland was on the ropes, losing 0-1 in the 84th minute, just when a goal from Ella Toone He gave the pass to extra time after a possible previous foul. alessia russo he hit his elbow in the face Irene Paredesfor which the Spanish soccer players protested, although England’s goal was finally validated, which would end up getting the pass in extra time.

Now the leading German tabloid, bildsaid the ‘Lionesses’ victory had an “unpleasant and rotten smell” and blamed a refereeing error for Germany’s 2-1 loss.

The newspaper claimed that Germany had been misled in Wembley once again, after the controversial goal of Geoff Hurst in the final of 1966, and headlined on the cover: “New Fraud at Wembley”. In another headline on its inside pages, it read: “They cheat us even with the VAR“.

German television reproduced the moment when Leah Williamsonthe England captain, appeared to handball the ball in a struggle on the goal line in the 25th minute. The scene was reviewed by VAR, but no punishable handball was found.

“This can’t be true! This just can’t be true!” wrote bild. “56 years after the goal was badly conceded in the 1966 Wembley final, our women suffer another fraud in a final against England. This time despite the video images! The 1-2 after extra time has a smell disgusting and rotten”.

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The newspaper thanked the women of the German national team for their efforts. “They have lost. But those who lose through fraud are actually the winners.” the berlin tabloid BZ had a similar message in its cover headline: “The English steal our title again!”.

For its part, Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote: “England defeat Germany. In the roar of Wembley Stadium, the German team had to cope with the sudden absence of the captain popp and lost to England in extra time. The final was marked by duels, and at least one controversial penalty action.”

In the case of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the summary was: “Tears fell after the drama. The German women’s football team lost the final of the European Championship in London against England in dramatic fashion after extra time. The team was convincing, but missed captain Alexandra Popp.”

Controversy and waste of time

Magazine focus he did return the focus to the refereeing performance and the loss of time by the English team: “How bitter is this defeat! After a fantastic game, Germany lost the final of the European Championship against England 1-2, although one action (the controversial one) could have put the women of the team on the winning path from the start. And the fact that England played to lose time, made the tempers flare.”

A line similar to Der Spiegel: “They don’t go away as losers. Bad luck with Popp’s injury and anger over a missed penalty: Germany didn’t win the grand final for the European Championship title. The focus is already on the future.”

Source: Elespanol

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