Danielson red card was right, admits Sweden manager Andersson

Wed 30 June 2021 | 5:39

Sweden manager Jan Andersson has said that Marcus Danielson’s dismissal during their 2-1 extra-time defeat to Ukraine was the right decision.


was sent off the pitch in the 99th minute after a VAR review for a high challenge on

Artem Besedin



were eventually broken when

Artem Dovbyk

grabbed the winner in the dying seconds.

Sweden defender

Marcus Danielson

lunged into a tackle and won the ball but his follow-through caught Artem Besedin.

The player himself claimed he should not have been shown the straight red card as he made contact with the ball, but the manager said he talked with his staff about the referee’s decision and was told it was fair.

"My colleagues in the stand told me it was a red card,"

Andersson said after the game.

"It was a very experienced referee. I haven't seen it yet but I think it's probably right.

"First half we had chances but they managed to get the lead. We equalized before half-time, and in the second half we had four really great chances including hitting the post and the crossbar. "It felt we would score eventually, but unfortunately we didn't."

source: SportMob

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