The disgusting German reaction that infuriated rival coach

Sweden manager Janne Anderson was livid as he charged into a touchline dustup with members of the German coaching staff, following his side’s dramatic 2-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup Group Stage on Saturday.

Sweden had led for more than half an hour before Germany pulled one back in the second half through Marco Reus.

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German defender Jerome Boateng was then sent off for a second yellow card and with the defending champions reduced to 10 men, the match looked headed for a 1-1 draw.

That is until Toni Kroos scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner with a curling free kick from outside the box.

As German fans and players erupted into ecstatics, Andersson exploded with fury on the sidelines and appeared to charge at German team manager, Oliver Bierhoff.

Commentators pondered as to what the fracas was about as match officials and Swedish coaches could be seen trying to separate the fuming Andersson from Bierhoff and members of the German staff.

At one point, Sweden defender Pontus Jansson could also be seen charging into the fray.


In his post-match press conference, Andersson, who previously made headlines for allegedly sending a spy to observe South Korea’s training, accused Bierhoff, the German players and coaching staff of being disrespectful and “making gestures” at them following Kroos’ late time winner.

“Some of the German coaches celebrated by running in our direction, rubbing it into our faces by making gestures, and that really got me annoyed and angry,” he said.

Sweden’s coach Janne Andersson reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 23, 2018. (Getty Images)

“There were many people on our bench who were very annoyed.

“We fought it out for 95 minutes and when the final whistle goes you [should] shake hands and leave, so I was very angry with that.”


According to Swedish publication, Expressen, two coaches from the German bench ran towards the Sweden bench and taunted Janssen after Kroos scored.

However, Germany head coach Joachim Low said he did not see his players or staff making gestures towards the Sweden bench.

“He told reporters: “I didn’t witness that because after the final whistle we concentrated on other things.

Janssen was further aggrieved after the game, as Sweden had arguably been denied what looked like a clear penalty in the first half when Boateng brought down a charging Marcus Berg inside the penalty area.

But the referee was unmoved and declined an opportunity to take the incident to video review.



Following the loss, Sweden now finds itself second from the bottom in Group F and will likely need a win against Mexico on Wednesday if it is to progress beyond the Group Stage.

With Alex Baker – Yahoo Sports