The decisive qualifying match in Leverkusen, Germany, in which Ukraine had drawn with Italy the day before (0:0), ended in scandal.
In the 90+3rd minute, Mudryk, responding to a partner’s pass in someone else’s penalty area, managed to throw the ball and was knocked down by the Italian Cristante. But Spanish referee Jesus Gil Manzano, outraged by Sergei Rebrov and his players, ignored the foul. VAR did not intervene either. Leave the current European champion Italy, who missed the 2022 World Cup, without even raising your hand at Euro 2024?
Shortly after the final whistle, Mudryk, a direct participant in the episode, answered the question “Was there a foul?” on Instagram “Brutal Football” and answered briefly: “Yes.”
The verdict of the panel of judges also outraged the ex-player of the Ukrainian national team Evgeniy Levchenko. “There was a penalty on Mudrik, I think! Can’t wait for the replay. Where is VAR?! – the footballer wrote on his Twitter.
Video review of the match Ukraine – Italy – 0:0
How can we not remember that last year in the decisive playoff match of the 2022 World Cup U.E.L.S. – Ukraine (1:0) the referees ignored a foul on Andrei Yarmolenko in the Welsh penalty area, and our team did not go to the World Cup in Qatar . By a strange coincidence, both matches were attended by UEFA-appointed referees from Spain.
In addition to the Italian team, the teams of Austria, England, Belgium, Germany (hosts of the tournament), Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Hungary, Scotland, Albania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania reached the final part of Euro 2024. Switzerland, Serbia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Three more lucky winners will be determined based on the results of the playoff matches in March 2024, in which the Ukrainian team will also play.
Previously, FACTS reported that UEFA angered Ukraine before the decisive match with Italy for a ticket to Euro 2024.
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