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10th Dec 2022

England fans fume at refereeing decisions during France game

Callum Boyle

Some questionable decisions

England fans were left raging over some of the decisions made in the first half of their World Cup quarter final against France.

Gareth Southgate’s side went in 1-0 down at the break as Aurélien Tchouaméni’s long range effort put the reigning champions ahead.

But England fans were left less than impressed with some of the decisions made by Wilton Sampaio as he turned down shouts for a foul on Bukayo Saka moments before the goal as well as a potential penalty for a foul on Harry Kane.

One fan wrote: “The referee when England gets obviously fouled.”

A second tweeted: “The referees missing that obvious penalty on Harry Kane in the France-England game:”

A third said: “At this point it’s not even england v france just england v the fucking referee.”

Another tweeted: “It’s not even fun to watch this match like i hoped … it’s not even england v france because that dumb referee is ruining this game.”

One fan wrote: “The referee everytime France commits a foul against England.”

The winner of the game will go on to play Morocco in the semi final after their historic win against Portugal to become the first African nation to reach the semi finals of a World Cup.

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