New Zealand women’s football manager Tony Readings was clearly not impressed with China’s performance against his squad on Monday.
New Zealand women’s football manager Tony Readings could find himself in some hot water after a serious lack of sportsmanship at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Following a 2-2 tie between China and New Zealand that resulted in New Zealand’s elimination from the tournament, China women’s manager Hao Wei went to shake Tony Readings’ hand, but the soon-to-be-headed-home manager balked at the gesture and refused to shake his colleague’s hand.
New Zealand struck first in the match with a score from Rebekah Scott at the 28′ mark, but a controversial handball penalty that upon review was clearly not led to a penalty kick for China that Wang Lisi converted into a game-tying point.
In the second half, China striker Wang Shanshan gave her team the 2-1 edge on a close range header. A late score by New Zealand striker Hannah Wilkinson was not enough to help her team rally, and the 2-2 tie led to New Zealand’s elimination from the the World Cup.