Euro Final: Germany Faults Referee, VAR Over Poor Officiating

The manager of Germany Women Football Team, Voss-Tecklenburg has expressed her displeasure over the outcome of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final in Wembley on July 31, 2022, which saw England clinched the trophy.

Voss attributed her 2-1 loss to England to poor officiating, noting that it was extremely wrong for the centre referee and Video Assisting Referee (VAR) to ignore some behaviours.

She claimed that Germany was allegedly robbed as both referees could not award a penalty for a handball after an England player fouled.

“At this level, in the final of the European Championships, this should not happen. I’d like to discuss why no one looked at the foul. This is something I would like to ask. It happened to us today, but if it had happened to them I would feel the same.

“If you want to win and become better every single day, that is what I have noticed, and it is incredible, they want to do it together.

England’s historic 2-1 victory over Germany in the final has left thousands of German fans frustrated and heartbroken.

It has sparked negative reactions as the eight-time champions including 2003 and 2007 world cup tournaments blamed referee for inconsistency.

Commenting, former referee, Thorsten Kinhofer, said it was incomprehensible for the Referee and VAR to keep mute on the handball that was crystal clear.

“For me, it’s a crystal clear handball. The hand is above shoulder height, it is incomprehensible that there was no indication from the VAR referee,” she said.

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