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'The New Wembley Fraud' - German Media Rage At Lionesses' Euro 2022 Final Win

Nasir Jabbar

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'The New Wembley Fraud' - German Media Rage At Lionesses' Euro 2022 Final Win

The German press have ruthlessly branded England's Euro 2022 triumph as 'the new Wembley fraud'.

The Lionesses secured England's first major football trophy for 56 years by beating Germany to win the women's Euro 2022.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Sarina Wiegman's charges beat their old rivals 2-1 in front of a strong 87,912 fans at Wembley Stadium.

But their victory has been slammed by German outlet Bild, who've pulled no punches over the Lionesses' Euro 2022 win.

The publication claim they were 'scammed' during the London showpiece, calling the match 'the new Wembley fraud' - of course, a nod to the 1966 World Cup final between England and Germany, where Geoff Hurst scored a controversial goal.

Image: Bild
Image: Bild

"Wembley fraud again! Even with video evidence, we are being scammed," wrote Bild.

"This mustn’t be true! This simply cannot be true!” the tabloid wrote.

"56 years after the wrongly given Wembley goal in the 1966 Wembley final, our women are again suffering a fraud in a final against England."

They added: "This time despite video footage! The 1-2 after extra time has a nasty, rotten smell.

"You lost. But those who lose through fraud are in fact the winners."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The anger comes after Germany were denied a penalty when Leah Williamson appeared to handle the ball inside the box.

Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg bemoaned the decision not to award a penalty.

Speaking after the defeat, she said: "Let’s differentiate between football and feelings and let’s start with the footballing things. In the first half the ball possession was a bit more on the English side.

"We managed to have some attacks, but what I’m thinking about now is there was a situation at 0-0 where there was a clear handball in the box and VAR looked at it and didn’t award the penalty.

"In such a big game, it’s difficult to cope with that. I’m asking, why didn’t the referee look at it? That would have given us more safety if we’d scored."

Featured Image Credit: Bild/Alamy

Topics: England, Football, Germany, Womens Football

Nasir Jabbar
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