England Coach Involved in Furious Bust Up After Bellingham Challenge vs Brazil

England Coach Involved in Furious Bust Up After Bellingham Challenge vs Brazil

Martin Moses
updated at March 24, 2024 at 7:29 AM
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  • An England coach was involved in a furious confrontation with a match official
  • The Three Lions lost to Brazil in a friendly match at the Wembley Stadium
  • The England bench was aggrieved after Lucas Paqueta avoided a red card

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was involved in an angry confrontation with the fourth official during England's friendly match against Brazil on March 23.

The Chelsea legend is one of the England coaches under Gareth Southgate who saw their side succumb to a 1-0 defeat at home to the record world champions just a few months before the Euros.

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England coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during a training session at St. George's Park on March 20. Photo by Mike Egerton.
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Why Hasselbaink was angry with the official

Hasselbaink and the rest of England's technical bench were infuriated after Lucas Paqueta got away with a series of fouls on Jude Bellingham in the first half. Paqueta escaped a red card in the first half with Hasselbaink letting out his frustrations on the fourth official at halftime.

The West Ham midfielder only received a yellow card in the 34th minute. He then took down the Real Madrid midfielder, but referee Soares Dias chose not to give him another card. He was taken off in the 70th minute, with Andreas Pereira taking his place.

The Mirror reports that Hasselbaink followed the official down the tunnel to air his concerns with the official. The former Chelsea striker was appointed by Southgate last year.

Teenager Endrick came off the bench to score the goal that separated the two sides. Vinicius Junior set him up as Southgate's team were given something to think about ahead of the summer games.

Kyle Walker picks up injury

In the same game, Kyle Walker was forced off with an injury after just 19 minutes. Sports Brief has reported that the injury is set to come as a huge blow to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City's hopes for a treble this season.

The champions are embroiled in a three-way race for the Premier League title with Arsenal and Liverpool. They face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, which had been primed as another battle between Walker and Vinicius Jr.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)