SWEDEN coach Janne Andersson has denied his team spied on a South Korea training session. The two teams are due to face each other in Monday’s 1pm game in Nizhny Novgorod. And the Group F match may have a little more spice after claims a Swedish assistant coach tried to watch a closed training session. Andersson said: “Lars Jacobsen, who is entrusted with the task of covering South Korea for us, heard about a practice session.
“He didn’t understand that it was a closed session, he was asked to leave, and he watched from more of a distance as a result. “Lars has explained and talked about this before. It’s very important we show respect for our opponents always and in every way , if it has been perceived in another way, then we apologise. “We are mainly only interested in what they do in a match situation.” This is not the first time there have been accusations of spying at a World Cup.
In Rio, four years ago, France manager Didier Deschamps asked FIFA to launch an investigation over suspicions of dark tactics. Deschamps, still Les Bleus head coach, believed drones were being used to watch their training sessions. FIFA never released any outcome of an investigation.