France wins UEFA Nations League as VAR decision leaves Spain frustrated


The 2-1 victory on the San Siro in Milan sees France turn into the second nation to win the Nations League as Spain’s gamers have been left pissed off by Mbappé’s contentious winner.

Mikel Oyarzabal had opened the scoring within the second half when he completed off Sergio Busquets’ go, however France equalized moments later as Karim Benzema fired an exquisite, curling shot into the highest nook previous Unai Simón.

Then with 10 minutes remaining, Mbappé obtained behind Spain’s line of defense and calmly completed previous Simón — a objective that was allowed to face following a video assistant referee (VAR) overview.

Mbappé (left) and Benzema scored for France.

Although Mbappé was in an offside place, it was adjudged that Eric García had intentionally performed the ball along with his heel.

“The referee said that Eric played the ball and, from that moment, that annulled the offside,” Busquets stated to Spain’s RTVE.

“But that doesn’t make sense — Eric tries to cut the ball off because he thinks Mbappé is going to get there because he thinks he’s in a legal position. They don’t explain that to us.

“You must attempt to play the ball and Eric did not wish to play the ball but it surely escaped his management. He tried to chop it off like every defender would.”

García, meanwhile, told RTVE: “The referee stated I had the intention to play the ball, he stated I ought to have stepped apart and let Mbappé management it, which is the rule.

“I think that’s what hurts the most — a defender will never in their life step aside [in that instance]. Hopefully, they change that.”

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García (center) competes for the ball with Mbappé during the Nations League final.

France, which narrowly missed out on getting the sport’s first objective when Theo Hernández hit the bar, held on for the victory after two glorious saves from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris within the recreation’s remaining moments.

It was the second time in two video games that France had come from behind to win following a thrilling comeback against Belgium within the semifinals.

“I’m extremely proud, I’m very happy for the players,” supervisor Didier Deschamps instructed UEFA of the victory.

“It’s true that we were in two difficult situations in these two matches … quite apart from the quality and the talent in this team, we also have this mentality and team spirit.”

France’s Nations League triumph comes after Portugal turned the primary nation to win the event in 2019.

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