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There was nothing controversial about the VAR in France depending on who you speak with, the media of course it was controversial, this gets clicks and people saying officials got it wrong. The person who writes for the controversial VAR headline probably hasn’t read the laws of the game, but who cares about the knock-on effect towards grassroots and match officials.

Ex-players and managers unsure if it was a penalty because of one factor “she got the ball first,” this has been irrelevant for years in the laws of the game. Officials today are officiating with today’s laws, not from a bygone era.
Some laws referees do disagree with, however, they have to enforce those laws all the same. They don’t have a choice. Some decisions you may get a split in the referee’s opinion its why we love the game, however in this game its a penalty.

 

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