Russian Federation 2018: Shearer rubbishes VAR

Russian Federation 2018: Shearer rubbishes VAR

Russian Federation 2018: Shearer rubbishes VAR

"To me, there is a capability issue here over what we're asking the referees in that VAR truck to do", Neville told ITV.

The referee also consulted VAR before deciding not to send Ronaldo off after he raised an arm to Morteza Pouraliganji in the centre of the field while chasing a long ball.

Isco became Spain's 47th different goal scorer at World Cups, when the Real Madrid player equalised against Morocco.

Queiroz's complaints had to be taken with a pinch of salt, after his side were generously awarded a VAR-assisted penalty in the same game.

The Spanish goal was awarded after a lengthy review by the Video Assistant Referee.

The result, combined with Spain's 2-2 draw with Morocco and an earlier win for Uruguay over hosts Russian Federation in Group A, means Portugal will play Uruguay in Sochi on June 30, while Group B winners Spain will face Russian Federation in Moscow on July 1.

The record-breaker was Ronaldo's penalty kick which was saved by Iranian keeper Alireza Beiranvand.

A shot into the side netting in the dying seconds was half a metre away from causing one of the World Cup's biggest ever upsets. There was minimal contact and Caceres originally waved off a foul. An elbow is a red card in the rules.

Think great players can not in this situation be wrong, but it made Lionel Messi and Ronaldo repeated.

"I waited until the last second to stop that penalty and I feel our hard work could have earned us a spot among the last 16 in Russian Federation", he said.

"I need to know if I am grandfather or no". So the question it is for me, as I said before, it is not about the refs, it's about the attitude and the bravery and the character.

All of a sudden, VAR had been revealed to be just like any other replay system: a process meant to reduce the number of controversies by correcting human error was now only adding to the controversies because there was still human judgment involved.

"These are different circumstance of course, the hosts have huge support and they've had a very good tournament, while Uruguay has high quality and top-notch players and they're all excellent - but Portugal too".

Not surprisingly, Portugal coach Fernando Santos agreed that Ronaldo did not deserve red.

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