Schweinsteiger red card anger
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger says referees are awarding too many red cards during the World Cup finals.
By Danny Wright
Last Updated: 18/06/10 5:26pm
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has vented his frustration at the number of red cards being shown by referees during the World Cup finals.
Schweinsteiger was speaking after team-mate Miroslav Klose was given his marching orders during their shock 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Friday afternoon.
Klose picked up two yellow cards within the first half of the game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to become the third player to be red carded in as many days in South Africa.
The decision by Spanish referee Alberto Undiano to send off the German striker left his team struggling against the Serbians as they suffered a loss that leaves them level on points with their rivals.
Ghana also have three points to their name prior to their next test against Australia, but Schweinsteiger was more concerned with the card count of the competition, which he feels is too high.
He said: "If there is a red card at this World Cup in every game, you have to wonder where the sense is.
"It doesn't make it much fun. I am lost for words. I am furious and bitterly disappointed."
Referees have handed out seven red cards during the entire tournament since it began on 11 June.