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Antonio Rüdiger "imitated" Luis Suárez and bit Paul Pogba during the game

The German player committed a reprehensible act against the French

By Mauricio Saenz

Antonio Rudiger and Paul Pogba. (Source: Sporting news)
Antonio Rudiger and Paul Pogba. (Source: Sporting news)
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In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, beyond the title won by Germany when they beat Argentina 1-0 in the final, there is another action that is remembered without much memory: when Luis Suárez bit Giorgio Chiellini in the match between Uruguay and Italy, which meant a harsh sanction from FIFA, since they expelled the forward from the World Cup and then suspended him for nine games.

And in the meeting of the first date of Euro 2021 between France and Germany, two of the best countries in the world, a player "imitated" the Uruguayan, his action wasn't seen by the VAR and he continued playing as if nothing of that would have happened.

This is Antonio Rüdiger, Chelsea's German defender, who as the first half of the match that ended in a 1-0 victory for France was about to end, approached Paul Pogba's back and bit him.

Antonio Rüdiger injured Kevin De Bruyne

It is worth remembering that Antonio Rudiger had just committed another very controversial action in the Champions League final between his team, Chelsea and Manchester City. The defender staged a violent clash against Kevin De Bruyne, who could not continue playing the defining match in Lisbon, Portugal. Then it was confirmed that the figure of the Citizens suffered a fracture of the orbit and nose.

France beat Germany in Euro 2021

France was left with a 10-fold victory over Germany in Munich, thanks to a goal against defender Mats Hummels in the 20th minute of the first half. France was able to thrash, but the Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro, at the request of the VAR, annulled two goals: one against Kylian Mbappé and the other against Karim Benzema, in both cases due to an offside in the previous plays.

The moment when Antonio Rüdiger bites Paul Pogba

The trajectory of Antonio Rüdiger


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