Ukraine star Besedin ruled OUT of England clash and forced to quit Euro 2020

ENGLAND have been handed a Euro 2020 boost with the news that Ukraine star Artem Besedin has been ruled OUT of their quarter-final clash.

Besedin was the victim of a horror challenge from Marcus Danielson that saw the Swedish defender shown a straight red card.

This horror challenge has seen Artem Besedin ruled OUT of the England game

This horror challenge has seen Artem Besedin ruled OUT of the England game
Besedin has been sent home to receive further treatment on his leg

Besedin has been sent home to receive further treatment on his legCredit: AFP

Ukraine went on to score a winner in the final minute of extra-time – but are counting the cost of a long night’s work.

Besedin has returned home for treatment and is out of the rest of the tournament should Ukraine beat England.

The centre-forward came off the bench for Ukraine in three of their four matches at Euro 2020.

Playing a total of 36 minutes, Besedin played his part in his nation reaching the quarter-finals, although has failed to score or claim an assist.

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Sweden defender Danielson was given his marching orders via a VAR review into his challenge in extra time with the scores level.

The Swede was initially awarded a yellow after his attempted clearance ended with him catching Besedin on the follow-through.

However, Italian referee Daniele Orsato was advised to have another look at the tackle on the pitch-side monitor.

And replays showed that although Danielson got the ball first, his studs were high and they caught Besedin’s leg – bending it awkwardly.

The centre-back – who plays his club football at Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional – was furious with the decision.


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The Ukraine striker had to be helped off the field

The Ukraine striker had to be helped off the fieldCredit: AFP
Marcus Danielson was going for the ball but his foot was high

Marcus Danielson was going for the ball but his foot was highCredit: AFP

Danielson’s red card meant he became only the fourth player to receive his marching orders in extra-time of a Euros match.

And Ukraine finally made the extra man count with Artem Dovbyk’s stooping header enough to set up a quarter-final clash against England.

SunSport’s referee’s expert Mark Halsey believes Danielson can have no complaints over his red card.

He explained: “When you lunge at the ball with one or two feet you run the risk of being red carded for a challenge of this type.

“Danielson was high and, although he won the ball first, his follow through caught Artem Besedin.

“It was a challenge which endangered a player’s safety with excessive force and met the criteria for a dismissal for me.”

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