Euro 2020: Rudiger ‘Bites’ Pogba As Germany Lose To France

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Germany defender, Antonio Rudiger, appeared to have bitten Paul Pogba, as they lost 1-0 to France in their Euro 2020 opener on Tuesday night.

Les Bleus took a 1-0 lead in the first half, thanks to Mat Hummels’ own goal.

The Germans struggled to break down France’s stubborn defence and looked vulnerable on the break.

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Rudiger appeared to show his frustration just before the break, trying to take a chomp out of Pogba as the two players tussled.

Pogba let out a belated scream and appealed to the referee, but the incident was not looked at by the VAR and Rudiger escaped unpunished.

“When you see Pogba’s reaction, it felt like a bite.

“But I don’t really understand what he was trying to do there really,” Patrick Vieira said on ITV Sport during the half-time interval.

Roy Keane added: “I think it was more of a nibble than a bite. It wasn’t a proper bite. Silly thing to do though obviously.”

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