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England Benefit From Harsh VAR Penalty Call As Scotland Fans Rage

England Benefit From Harsh VAR Penalty Call As Scotland Fans Rage

England got their World Cup off to a dream start thanks to a Nikita Parris penalty as once again football fans raged over VAR.

It took just 14 minutes before controversy commenced as Scotland were penalised for a handball allowing last season's Manchester City star score the spot-kick.

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The offence came after Nicola Docherty was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. The Glasgow City defender had her hand slightly raised as a cross was swung into the box.

On the other hand, the issue is more with the new handball law rather than VAR itself.

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After winning starts for tournament favourites France and Germany already, England were looking to get off to a positive start to Group D with a strong Japan side also in their pool.

It is not the first VAR talking point, French defender Griedge Mbock Bathy had a superb strike against South Korea also ruled out earlier this week.

 

SEE ALSO: Ireland U21s Beat Bahrain And Qualify For Toulon Tournament Semi-Finals

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