Mateu Lahoz: We didn’t know anything

Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz revealed he and his fellow officials were unaware of the terrorist attacks transpiring during France-Germany.

AS was able to contact the referee shortly after the full time whistle in the friendly in Paris at Stade de France, the ground having been targeted by terrorist attacks that have claimed more than 100 lives.

“We didn’t know anything until the end of the game. There were very hard and uncertain moments,” he said.

“They wouldn’t let us leave the stadium but we’re more relaxed now. These are hard times and I don’t feel like talking much.

“We were finding out what happened through the Press and the television.”

Mateu Lahoz, the rest of the all-Spanish officiating team, the Spanish representatives at the match and the Spain-based players, including Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, are all believed to be safe and allowed to leave France.

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