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Euro 2022: Sweden forward Asllani criticises 'strange' VAR
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Sweden forward Kosovare Asllani
Sweden forward Kosovare Asllani

Sweden's Kosovare Asllani has criticised the use of VAR at the Women's Euros and referred to the tournament's approach as "strange" ahead of her side's semi-final against England at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening.

The criticism comes after Rebecka Blomqvist had a goal disallowed against Switzerland in her team's 2-1 group stage victory.

The Swedish football assocation contacted UEFA afterwards over the incident, and Asllani has personally been critical of the amount of VAR cameras that are being used in the competition.

The 32-year-old told reporters: "Well using 50 per cent fewer cameras in our tournament than in the men's game, that’s a catastrophe really because the decisions can’t be made with the same precision.

"It's not just for us, there are other teams. There are situations where you should have more cameras and it can be really decisive.

"I think it's strange because I like VAR, I think it’s fair when they have it, but if we have one game where they make a mistake, because they draw the line on the wrong side, and we heard they don’t have the same number of cameras, for me it’s not acceptable."

Manager Peter Gerhardsson also spoke on the matter, commenting: "There shouldn’t be a difference whether it’s women's or men's football.

"It’s not good enough that there are goals that are disallowed that way when VAR is incorrect.

"My feeling is, sometimes we put too much trust in VAR. We’re going to have to hope that they’ve looked at improving themselves for the semi-final tomorrow."

Despite missing training in recent days, it's understood that Milan forward Asllani will be available for the huge clash with hosts England, as both teams bid to reach the final at Wembley on Sunday evening.


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