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Football: England draw on penalties – after VAR decision

Football: England draw on penalties – after VAR decision

Watch Jonas Eriksson explain the player's position above.

First, EC Studio was aware that England's penalty was harshly judged.

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“I don’t think it’s a penalty. In a European Championship semi-final, that’s Dumfries’ normal situation. They’re both kicking each other. If Kane had finished the swing straight after he hit the ball, he’d have missed Dumfries. And he’s still going. I think he’s being judged too harshly,” says John Guidetti in the EC studio.

He also received support from Jonas Ericsson.

“According to the rule book it’s a punishment. Actually, when you have to explain it, I don’t think it’s a punishment,” he says.

The pictures revealed the hands.

But replays from the situation showed how the ball hit Bukayo Saka's hand at the start of the penalty kick. Therefore, there should not have been a penalty, says Jonas Eriksson.

– It's a clear handball and means no penalty should be given to Kane, he says.

With Kane's equaliser, he equalled Alan Shearer's record of seven goals in the European Championship for England.

“It doesn't feel like a punishment.”

Harry Kane on the penalty issue:

– He definitely took me, but I don't know. Sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. I'm just happy to be in the final.

Dutchman Cody Gakpo also commented on the penalty:

– During the game it didn't look like a penalty. I didn't see it now, but they say it wasn't a penalty. I'll have to check that again.