Video: Liverpool ace Neco Williams shown red card against France in ridiculous handball decision that hurts Wales

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The 23rd minute of this evening’s international friendly between Wales and France marked nightmare for the Dragons, as Liverpool ace Neco Williams was shown a red card in an extremely harsh moment.

Paul Pogba and Karim Benzema steered a header towards goal, forcing a save from Danny Ward in which the ball spilled out towards Les Bleus’ returning talisman.

Benzema fired a volley towards goal from a yard out. In a last-ditch defensive effort, young Williams dived towards the ball, raising his hands to protect his face from a lethal striker of the ball.

Unfortunately, the ball struck the underside of the Liverpool talent’s forearm, a penalty was awarded after a VAR review, but the right-back was also harshly sent off in the controversial incident.

A fellow Reds academy graduate in Ward managed to pull off a brilliant save to thwart Benzema from the spot, but Didier Deschamps’ eventually made their one-man advantage count before the half ended.

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Pictures from Sky Sports and TF1.

The powers at be aren’t likely to introduce any of the necessary rule changes ahead of the all-important tournament, we’ve just got sit back and hope that VAR and poor officiating doesn’t ruin the Euros.

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