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Ange Postecoglou ripped into VAR after Germany’s controversial penalty against Denmark in Saturday’s 2-0 Euro 2024 last-16 win in Dortmund.

The host nation were awarded a spot kick for a Joachim Andersen handball from point-blank range moments after his opener was ruled out because a toe was offside.

And the Tottenham head coach took issue with VAR’s latest interference in the game, defending referee Michael Oliver in the same breath.

“That’s the issue. Michael Oliver is not making this decision. That’s been my issue all along. He saw the action, he deemed it wasn’t necessary to be a penalty. That’s my problem,” Postecoglou told ITV.

“If I hear one more person say they’re [VAR] not re-refereeing the game, I will blow up. Seriously, that is exactly what they do. That is not why we brought in technology for that decision.

“That decision, to me, is quite an easy one. If that wasn’t paid [given], we wouldn’t be talking about it tomorrow. This is not on Michael Oliver.

“We’re criticising the technology, which is what I’ve criticised consistently. I fully back the referee. If he didn’t pay that [give that], if he did pay that, we’d say ‘okay’. Technology is supposed to be definitive.”



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