Football News: German media referred to England’s Euro 2022 victory as a “scam” after criticising a penalty that ought to have been given.
The Lionesses beat their opponents, who have dominated the Euros, in extra time to win the competition for the first time. After the two sides were unable to be separated during regulation time, Chloe Kelly’s extra-time goal was the turning point.
But with the score at 0-0, Germany felt wronged for not receiving a penalty. During a scrum at the goal post, the ball appeared to strike Leah Williamson, the captain of England. Both VAR and referee Kateryna Monzul made no decisions at the time or following a review.
Germans are outraged when major newspaper Bild said the two-time world champions were “scammed” and “cheated.”
They added, “Wembley fraud once more! Even with video proof, fraud is taking place. Nearly 56 years after the Wembley goal fiasco, we are defrauded once more in the 2-1 extra-time loss.
Their remarks come amid ongoing discussion about whether one of Geoff Hurst’s goals in England’s 4-2 victory in 1966 final actually crossed the line.
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the head of the German team, acknowledged that the error was unacceptable. At this level, in the European Championships final, she declared, “This shouldn’t happen.”
“I’d want to talk about why nobody looked at it. I have to ask you this because it would be great. Although it happened to us today, I would have felt the same if it had happened to them. It definitely aggravates me.”
She stated as well: “When the score was 0-0, there was a definite handball in the box. This moment comes to mind. VAR examined it but did not grant it. Why didn’t the official examine it? It was a little painful.
What did Sarina Wiegman say?
England reveled in their victory and gave little thought to their lucky call. Sarina Wiegman, the Lionesses’ head coach, said: “I think what we’ve done is truly remarkable.”
“We know that all of England is behind us, but I don’t think I’ve fully understood what we’ve done since I haven’t followed everything. Our supporters have been amazing, and I couldn’t be more proud of the group, the players, and the staff. To fully understand what we have done, it will take me a few days.“
Additionally, she said: “When I accepted the position, you hope one thing, but we knew there was quality and enormous potential in this nation. You want things would turn out okay. One of my own challenges was that. Bringing together individuals from different cultures was my challenge, and it was successful. It’s something you want for and dreams about.