Referee Anthony Taylor left the field in a hurry

Referee Anthony Taylor, 46, left the field in a hurry after the match ended.

“Referee Anthony Taylor suddenly disappeared,” Germany’s Bild reported on June 6 (local time).

The host German national team was eliminated from the European Football Association (UEFA) Euro 2024 quarterfinals after losing 1-2 to Spain in extra time at the Arena Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany, on June 6.

Germany became the first host nation to be eliminated in the quarterfinals of a tournament.

Germany lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kai Havertz was up front, while Jamal Musial, Ilkay Gundogan, and Leroy Sane formed the attacking second line. Toni Kroos-Emre Can filled out the midfield, while Davit Rahm-Jonatan Tah-Antonio Rudiger-Jojoa Kimmich formed the back four. Manuel Neuer was in goal.

Spain started in a 4-3-3 formation.

Nico Williams-Alvaro Morata-Ramin Yamal were up front, with Fabian Luis-Rodri-Pedri in the middle. Marc Cucurella-Emrique Laporte-Robin Lenoir-Roman-Dani Carvajal formed the back four, with Unai Simone in goal.

From the start, there was an upset. In the fourth minute, Pedri was brought down by a rough tackle from Cross. It was a rough foul, but referee Anthony Taylor didn’t even pull out his card. Pedri got back up and tried to run, but quickly went down. 바카라사이트넷 Spain were forced to withdraw Pedri and bring on Dani Olmo with eight minutes left in the first half.

The game got rougher as it went on. As referee Taylor saved his cards, players from both sides began to fight for the ball. In the first half alone, Rudiger, Raum, and Lemar received yellow cards. The latter will miss the quarterfinal against France due to yellow card trouble.

Goals were hard to come by. Germany had a couple of shots on goal by Habertz, but they were all off target. Spain attacked down the flanks with Williams and Yamal, but couldn’t get past Neuer. The first half ended scoreless.

Spain struck first.

In the seventh minute of the second half, Yamal cut in from the right and crossed to the center. The onrushing Olmo finished with a non-stop right-footed shot that split the net.

Germany pushed forward, but to no avail. Andrić’s mid-range effort in the 25th minute was saved by the goalkeeper, while Fulkruk’s shot in the 32nd minute hit the post. Spain brought on Williams and Yamal in the 35th minute, followed by Mikel Merino and Mikel Oyarzabal.

Germany equalized. In the 44th minute, Maximilian Mittelstadt’s cross from the left was headed away by Kimmich. Birz connected with a powerful volley to equalize. The game went into extra time tied 1-1.

Spain was the eventual winner. In the first minute of extra time, Musiala’s shot hit Cucurella in the arm, but the referee didn’t award a penalty. Spain survived the crisis and regained the lead 14 minutes into the second half when Merino headed home Olmo’s cross to make it 2-1.

Carvajal was sent off for accumulating cautions for a challenge on Musial just before the end of the match, but it didn’t change the outcome. Germany shook their heads in stoppage time when Fulkruk’s decisive header went wide of the post. In the end, the game ended in Spain’s favor. Germany was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament, which was Kroos’ retirement tournament on home soil.

Germany”s defeat left their fans deeply disappointed.

At the same time, they were also angry, and this anger was directed at the referee of the game, Anthony Taylor.

The moment in question came at the end of the first half of extra time. A mid-range shot from Musalla hit the hands of Spanish defender Kukurella. He was hit by the ball while trying to get his hand to his body, but as a result, his hand was away from his body. Kukurella’s arm interfered with the path of the shot and he was in the penalty box. A debate ensued as to whether or not the penalty was awarded.

It was a controversial call. Some argued that the penalty should have been awarded, while others argued that Pilkruk was offside in the preceding situation and that the semi-automated offside system had caught him. Their argument is that the semi-automated offside system eliminated Cucurella’s handball foul, and since there are only three situations that can be changed to a VAR check: an ejection, a goal, and a penalty kick award, the rules do not allow for a free kick to be awarded, so the game continued with a throw-in.

Whichever argument is correct, it didn’t really matter to German fans.

The truth is that referee Taylor made a mess of the game. One of these was the lack of a warning for Kroos for an overly rough tackle on Pedri.

According to Bild, Taylor drove off the field in his Mercedes-Benz after the game. This was 80 minutes after he blew the final whistle. He disappeared at 9:47 p.m. local time.

“German coach Julian Nagelsmann was already furious during the match and said in a post-match interview: ‘The ball was clearly headed for goal and the Spanish defender blocked it with his hand. It wasn’t intentional, but it doesn’t matter,'” Bild added.

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