September 29, 2021

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Matildas vs Sweden, Sam Kerr penalty, referee missed decision, reaction, news, result, score


Matildas superstar skipper Sam Kerr scored two goals but couldn’t lead the Australian side to victory against a classy Sweden in their second group stage clash of the Tokyo Olympics.

Kerr scored either side of halftime, and also missed a penalty attempt, as the Matildas slumped to a 4-2 defeat that leaves their medal hopes on thin ice.

But fans in Australia and around the world were left stunned by a hugely controversial decision from Brazilian referee Edina Alves not to award Kerr a first-half penalty.

Alves kept the whistle out of her mouth for the majority of the game, regularly waving away what appeared to be obvious fouls from both sides.

And that was on full display when Kerr surged into the box before falling to the turf under pressure from Swedish defender Hanna Glas.

Replays appeared to show clear contact on Kerr, but Alves denied her appeals for a penalty – and the Video Assistant Referee confirmed the decision.

Kerr said: “I felt a touch. That’s football. You win some, you don’t get some. We move on, it was over in a second. It is what it is.”

It left fans absolutely gobsmacked.



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