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Referee infuriates Toshack

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Wales boss John Toshack blasted Norwegian referee Terje Hauge after his side's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Germany in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Toshack claimed Germany's first goal was a "ridiculous decision that you would not see in Cardiff park football."

Hauge allowed Germany to take a throw that should have gone to Wales and the ball was squared to Michael Ballack who scored from 30 yards.

And Toshack was also angry with a blatant handball in the box by Serdar Tasci soon after.

He said: "The first goal was a ridiculous decision, the throw was for Wales and the linesman had given it.

"Aaron Ramsey was trotting across to take it from an area of the midfield where Ballack was waiting so when the ball was passed by Ballack, Ramsey was not in any position to defend against him.

"As for the handball, it was a penalty and should have been a red card. If that had happened it may not have been so easy for Germany.

"The referee produced decisions you would not see on Llandaff (Cardiff) playing fields in park football."

Toshack added: "Mind you, whether we would have scored a penalty is another matter, we have missed three already in this campaign, but that is not the point.

"It is tough enough playing against one of the best sides in the world without getting those decisions from the referee, we didn't deserve that."

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