UEFA Nations League final, Mbappé suspected offside kick helps France beat Spain 2-1
UEFA Nations League final
Spain defeated Italy and terminated Italy's unbeaten record in 37 matches. France staged a shocking reversal. It was two goals behind and chased three goals to reverse Belgium. France and Spain in the Nations League Final matchup attracted the attention of the audience.
UEFA Nations League final France beat Spain 2-1
In the Nations League Final, Spain controlled most of the game's possession time. Just as both sides had nothing in the first half, 64' Spain scored in the second half and took the lead.
But Benzema immediately retaliated with a goal to Spain at 66' to keep a tie. Towards the end of the game, Mbappé kick out and scored after receiving the pass, helping France to win
The huge controversy in the second Nations League
The French team’s second goal, Mbappe’s position was suspected of offside, and through the rematch, the Spanish players expressed their views and criticized the organizers.
What is offside mean ?
Offside is one of the laws of association football, codified in Law 11 of the Laws of the Game. The law states that a player is in an offside position if any of their body parts, except the hands and arms, are in the opponents' half of the pitch, and closer to the opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent (the last opponent is usually, but not necessarily, the goalkeeper.)
Being in an offside position is not an offence in itself, but a player so positioned when the ball is played by a team-mate can be judged guilty of an offside offence if he or she receives the ball or otherwise become "involved in active play", "interfere with an opponent", or "gain an advantage" by being in that position.
Questions from Spanish players
Spanish defender García also confirmed this statement. He said: The referee said that I touched the ball with my heel, which represents my intention to get the ball. He said I should not touch it, but in this case it is impossible for the defender to not touch the ball. To touch, this is obviously offside.
Oyarzabal, who helped Spain score goals in this game, said more directly: The two teams played a wonderful game, but it must be an offside kick. The referee doesn't understand the rules at all. Anyone who plays knows that it is an offside.