England Women U-19 to replay end of qualifier after refereeing error
England will restart a key Under-19 women’s match in the 96th minute with a retaken penalty after a refereeing error.
Mo Marley’s side, trailing 2-1, will replay the last seconds of the European Women’s Under-19 Championship qualifier against Norway in Belfast on Thursday.
German referee Marija Kurtes disallowed Leah Williamson’s spot-kick for encroachment during Saturday’s match.
But she wrongly gave Norway a free-kick instead of ordering a penalty retake.
Uefa’s decision to order the final seconds to be replayed was made on Wednesday following a Football Association protest. It is the first time such a decision has been taken in a Uefa competition.
The restart will take place at the Seaview Stadium in Belfast at 21:45 BST with a different referee, as Kurtes has been sent home following her error.
Both teams must restart the game with the same players who were on the field at the moment the penalty was taken in the original match, although England can change the kick taker.
Source courtesy of: BBC.CO.UK
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