France defeated Germany at the Allianz Arena thanks to an own goal by Mats Hummel in the first half.
Following France’s 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba downplayed Antonio Rudiger’s bite.
Pogba also urged UEFA not to suspend the Chelsea defender as a result of the incident.
But, before halftime, Rudiger sparked outrage when he was caught biting Pogba while they were off the ball together.
Pogba lodged a complaint with the Spanish referee, Carlos del Cerro Grande, who took no action, and VAR did not appear to investigate the incident.
Following France’s 1-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba played down Antonio Rudiger’s bite.
Pogba also urged UEFA not to suspend the Chelsea defender over the incident.
Pogba complained to the Spanish referee, Carlos del Cerro Grande, who took no action, and VAR did not appear to review the incident.
Rudiger ‘bites’ in Euro 2020 Pogba suffers a setback in Germany’s loss to France.
Tony [Rudiger] and I are friends. “There was nothing significant,” Pogba, who was named man of the match, said after the game in his post-match press conference.
“I believe you saw the television pictures; this is all over; this belongs in the past; I am not crying for yellow or red cards as a result of such actions.
“He nibbled, I believe, a little on me, but we’ve known each other for a long time.
“I felt it, I told the referee, he makes the decisions, and he makes the decision. It’s over; all I want to do now is play football.
“He hasn’t received a card, and I think it’s better that way. It was a fantastic match for us, the fans, and the spectators. I don’t want him to be suspended as a result of this situation. We hugged each other at the end of the game, and that was the end of it.”
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