EM compact: video proof “a disaster”England beats a curse?

The European Championship is in the hot phase – only three games left and we know who the new European champions are. To do this, the remaining teams must first survive the semi-finals. England and Sweden start today.

England aim to beat semi-final curse

The English last reached the final of the European Championship in 2009, since then most major tournaments have ended in the semi-finals. It should be completely different against Sweden tonight. However, both teams struggled in the quarter-finals. England went to extra time against Spain, Sweden only managed to score the winning goal in added time.

England and Sweden last met at the 2019 World Cup. There, the Lionesses lost 2-1 in the match for third place. In general, Sweden leads in a direct comparison. This was also the case in 1984 during the first European Championship final in history, when the Swedes won the title on penalties just ahead of England. It was also the last time the English team reached a European Championship final.

“Catastrophe”: Asllani criticizes video evidence

Swedish national team player Kosovare Asllani has criticized the use of video evidence during the European Championship last night. The Swedes have been disallowed five goals in four games, partly due to tight offside decisions.

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« If 50% fewer cameras are used in our tournament than in the men’s, it’s really a disaster, » Asllani said. « Decisions cannot be made with the same precision. » This has happened to other teams as well. « There are situations where I think you should have more cameras, that can really make a difference. »

After the group match against Switzerland, the Swedish side lodged a complaint with UEFA after they believed that the offside line for a goal by Rebecka Blomqvist was wrong.

Where is the game running?

The semi-final between England and Sweden will be broadcast live on ARD from 8:15 p.m. It also works on sportschau.de and DAZN in the live stream. The highlights are then available on One(Site notre blog d’information).