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'It was a mugging': Rio Ferdinand says Switzerland were lucky not to concede a penalty after Aleksandar Mitrovic is manhandled by TWO Swiss defenders Rio Ferdinand has hit out at referee Felix Brych for not awarding Serbia a penalty Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground by two defenders in the area The BBC Sport pundit described the incident as 'a mugging' after the Group E tie Xherdan Shaqiri helped Switzerland complete the comeback to beat Serbia 2-1

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 23:31 BST, 22 June 2018 | Updated: 23:31 BST, 22 June 2018

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Rio Ferdinand has described the referee's failure to award Aleksandar Mitrovic a second-half penalty as 'a mugging' after the Serbian forward was manhandled in the box by two Swiss defenders.

The game was nicely poised at 1-1 when the Newcastle striker was wrestled to the ground by the Swiss duo, only for referee Felix Brych to wave away the claims with no intervention from VAR.

The incident drew comparisons to Harry Kane's penalty shouts against Tunisia last Monday, with VAR again not utilised during the controversial moments.

Rio Ferdinand has hit out at referee Felix Brych for not awarding Serbia a penalty on Friday

Rio Ferdinand has hit out at referee Felix Brych for not awarding Serbia a penalty on Friday

Aleksandar Mitrovic (centre) was wrestled to the ground by two defenders in the area 

Aleksandar Mitrovic (centre) was wrestled to the ground by two

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