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Watch: Absolute Rage After VAR Penalty Costs England Victory

Watch: Absolute Rage After VAR Penalty Costs England Victory

England's Word Cup preparations saw them take on Italy tonight in Wembley. Jamie Vardy gave Gareth Southgate's side an early lead until Lorenzo Insigne converted a controversial late penalty to tie the game. It finished 1-1.

The penalty was a contended call as it was awarded by VAR after a James Tarkowski challenge in the box.

As with every VAR decision lately, the call proved bothersome for many.

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The penalty was delayed even further after Walker found himself embroiled in a melee but eventually Butland was unable to save despite guessing correct.

When asked after the game whether it was a penalty as far as he was concerned, Tarkowski laughed and responded: "it never is." It was confirmed earlier this month that VAR will be utilised during the World Cup this summer, which ensures controversy like this will not inspire confidence.

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Maurice Brosnan

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