Saturday, 17 November, 2018

FIFA condemns Maradona comments about England-Colombia referee

Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj and England's defender Danny Rose vie for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad World Cup 2018: How to Watch Colombia vs England
Cassandra Gardner | 07 July, 2018, 03:35

After Gareth Southgate's side booked their place in the quarter-finals with a penalty shootout, Maradona said Colombia had been the victims of a "monumental theft". We're in the quarter-finals and we've won on penalties, which is something we haven't managed to do in the past.

Aside from reaching the semi-finals 28 years ago, they have never come close to winning the trophy again - even with a "golden generation" of players in the 2000s captained by David Beckham.

"That's a great sign for the team, to make sure we have that quality of tunnel vision to get out of the game and stick to our game plan".

Sterling also overcame Colombia's attempts at dirty tricks. "I apologise to all the Colombian people, but they must know the players are not to blame", he said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. "But we would be foolish to focus on longer into the tournament", he underscored. The Colombian players asked for VAR and he did not give it to them.

Argentinian Diego Maradona, a World Cup victor in 1986, was also angry with that decision and Geiger's performance, calling the result a "monumental robbery" in an interview with Venezuelan television channel Telesur. We knew what would get thrown at us and that was kind of silly from him.

"I found it peculiar that they put an American referee in this instance.to tell you the truth, the process leaves a lot of doubts", he told reporters.

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In all, 32 national football teams entered the 2018 FIFA World Cup and only 16 of them proceeded to the knockout phase after the group stage, which kicked off on June 14 and ended on June 28.

"I think the explosion of relief and most of all joy could be felt up and down the country". "But we didn't panic, we kept the ball, they didn't have too many chances after that and now we have to focus on the next game". Maradona had been photographed before the game wearing a yellow Colombia jersey.

"It was clear that in the 50-50 calls, he always sided with England and this is a disgrace in the round of 16", said Falcao.

England might have had their sigh of relief after the final whistle of the match but that relief will turn into agony if they do not tidy up and start working as a team.

The victory sent England supporters into euphoria, with many insisting that they could believe the manner of the win. "It's been working well for them and we will prepare for the game and exclusively focus on that".

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