Sweden have been left fuming after being denied what they insist was a “clear penalty,” in the heartbreaking stoppage time World Cup defeat to Germany.
Sweden’s coach Janne Andersson was left to lament a choice to not award his aspect a penalty after Toni Kroos’ sensational free-kick secured a last-gasp 2-1 World Cup win for 10-man Germany.
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Ola Toivonen’s purpose put Sweden forward in Sochi, and though Marco Reus restored parity firstly of the second half, Germany’s hopes hung in the steadiness till Kroos’ gorgeous 95th-minute effort after Jerome Boateng noticed crimson.
The outcome was harsh on Sweden, who put in an outstanding defensive show and had their probabilities on the different finish.
One such alternative fell to Marcus Berg in the primary half, just for Boateng to blatantly bundle the striker over as he raced into the realm. However, referee Szymon Marciniak waved away Sweden’s appeals, whereas VAR didn’t seem for use.
It proved tough to take for Andersson, who mentioned: “Let me begin by saying that I haven’t watched it myself. I can solely refer you to these on our group who’ve mentioned it’s a clear penalty, possibly they’re biased.
“But if we’ve the [VAR] system it’s very unlucky that the referee can really feel so assured in the stay scenario that he doesn’t go and take a look or examine in any respect.
“It’s the choice the referee made so we’ve to stay with it, so I don’t wish to remark till I’ve seen it, however I belief the evaluation of my very own colleagues that this was a clear penalty.
“If we had got that penalty awarded that is possibly what we might’ve needed to cope with a team like Germany so the margins were against us to that extent.”
Despite Germany’s stress, Sweden appeared the extra prone to declare a win when Boateng obtained a second yellow card in the 82nd minute, though Andersson refuted the suggestion his aspect took the rating as a right.
“No, I don’t agree. It came at a late stage in the match. We were running so much, we were very tired,” he mentioned.
“To have the power to go full pace forward was an excessive amount of. We had the odd alternative, we misplaced the ball the place in any other case we might have created hazard.
“But up till the free-kick we stored them beneath management, however it’s a rare achievement that free-kick.
“This is probably the heaviest conclusion to a game that I have ever experienced in my career. But the group is still alive so we lick our wounds and come back for the next match.”
Sweden tackle Mexico in their last group match, whereas Germany faces South Korea, who’re but to say some extent in Group F.