Women’s Euro 2022 final: It was clear handball – Germany coach slams referee after England win


Germany head coach, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, has hit out at the referee following her side’s Women’s Euro 2022 final defeat to England on Sunday.

Voss-Tecklenburg watched as England won their first major trophy since 1966 after defeating Germany 2-1 at Wembley.

Two goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly gave England the victory over Germany.

But Voss-Tecklenburg said that England committed a clear handball during the encounter, adding that the referee should have looked at it on the screen, adding that it hurt a little.

“I’m thinking about the situation at 0-0, there was a clear situation in the box which was a clear handball,” Voss-Tecklenburg said at her post-match press conference.

“VAR looked at it but didn’t give it. Why didn’t the referee look at it? That hurt a little.

“We wanted to play courageously to get the first goal and play with a high press. When we actually had the ball more, we conceded the goal.

“In extra-time, the 2-1 was just a bit unlucky. Maybe the penalty should have decided it.”

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