Desiree Ellis, coach of South Africa, during the Banyana Banyana afternoon training session. Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
The South African women’s football team contained Spain for the first 70 minutes of the game before they were awarded a penalty following a VAR review which saw defender Nothando Vilakazi get a second yellow card.
Some supporters felt the referee favoured Spain while others called a replay of the match.
@FIFAcom you’re a cheat, how come Spanish speaking referee officiating for Spain ???????? Vs South Africa…. Shame on you ????