Germany Accuses England Of Cheating Over Penalty Claim

Fuming Germany have claimed they were “cheated” at Wembley as the Lionesses ended 56 years of heart by bringing football home.

Following England’s historic 2-1 victory over Germany in the final of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final in Wembley Sunday, Bild, a German newspaper, claimed that the eight-time champions were robbed after the referee failed to award a penalty for a handball.

This left thousands of German fans frustrated and heartbroken at the final score.

Pictures of the ball appearing to strike the arm of England skipper Leah Williamson have been plastered across German newspapers and websites.

But the incident, which came in a goalmouth scramble, was looked over by VAR who decided not to intervene.

“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, “Thorsten Kinhofer, a former referee said in Bild newspaper.

Germany manager, Voss-Tecklenburg, also voiced her displeasure.

“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.”

Not minding the emotions from the German side, England celebrated one of the country’s greatest football achievements.

The Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman said, “We won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final cup. It is unbelievable. It is incredible.

“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.

“We agreed on a couple of things about behaviour and they were not just words, we lived it. The game was so tight, there was a little bit of fight in there, but who cares, we won 2-1. We are European champions.

The win ended England’s 56-year wait for a major football trophy.