Sweden, Germany, get it into post-match battle!

June 23, 2018

Andersson said he got 'really annoyed' after Germany went over the top with their celebrations

Tensions were running very high among the Sweden camp following Germany‘s last-gasp victory in the World Cup clash on Saturday.

Toni Kroos snatched the all-important three points for Germany right at the death, to keep their World Cup hopes alive while leaving Sweden in a precarious position.

And following Kroos’ brilliant free-kick, Janne Andersson and the Sweden camp clashed with their opponents on the sidelines after Germany were accused of ‘rubbing it in’ during their celebrations.

Janne Andersson and his Sweden squad clashed with their German counterparts on Saturday

Janne Andersson and his Sweden squad clashed with their German counterparts on Saturday

Andersson reacted in rage following Toni Kroos' last-gasp winner in the World Cup clash

Andersson reacted in rage following Toni Kroos’ last-gasp winner in the World Cup clash

Joachim Low's side were accused by Andersson of 'rubbing it into' Sweden's faces

Joachim Low’s side were accused by Andersson of ‘rubbing it into’ Sweden’s faces

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff squares up to some of the Sweden players after

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff squares up to some of the Sweden players

Sweden manager Andersson said after the final whistle: ‘Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry.

‘There were many people on our bench that were annoyed. We fought it out for 95 minutes and when the final whistle goes you shake hands and leave. So I was very angry.

‘All I am saying is people behaved in ways you don’t, you cheer when you win, you leave the opponents to feel sad you don’t react in the way they did.’

Some of the Sweden camp could even be seen pushing their German counterparts as tensions rose at the death in Sochi.

And while the pushing and shoving was going on on the sidelines, Martin Olsson took matters into his own hands by squirting his water bottle at the Germans.

Andersson has to be held back during the ugly scenes on the sidelines in Sochi

Andersson has to be held back during the ugly scenes on the sidelines in Sochi

Andersson said: celebrated by running in our direction & rubbing it into our faces

Andersson claimed some of the Germany camp celebrated by ‘making gestures’

However, Joachim Low has defended his staff, insisting he was not aware of any taunting.

‘Who made gestures, did I make a gesture? I didn’t witness that because after the final whistle we were concentrating on other things. We fell into each other’s arms and were so elated. I didn’t see any aggressive gestures,’ Low said.

With a minute to go of the World Cup clash, Sweden had their destiny in their own hands.

However, the last-gasp defeat has left them with it all to do going into the final group game against Mexico, who have won their first two matches.

Mexico sit top on six points, while Germany – who face South Korea next – and Sweden are tied on three each in Russia. 

Martin Olsson was seen squirting his water bottle at the German camp on Saturday

Martin Olsson was seen squirting his water bottle at the German camp on Saturday

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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