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#FIFAWWC: Reactions From Ex Footballers & BBC Writers On Referee Re-awarding Penalty Decisions On Falcons


It is no news that VAR (Video Assisted Referee) was introduced to football to mess it up. Most football writers and ex players have even went further to suggest that VAR is actually made to shortchange Africans and a good example is the decision against the Female Nigeria Teams (Super Falcons) yesterday.

Some people are still blabbing against the VAR award of France penalty, but re-warding another penalty and a yellow card for Nigeria goalkeeper for coming off the line is a step too far. BBC footballer writer called it "farcical". 

The contention is this "if the referee re-warded a penalty against Nigeria after France lost the first one because Nigeria keeper stepped off her line, how come she didn't cancel the penalty after they scored because France players encroached the penalty box before their player kicked the penalty?" Rules also said it should be replayed or cancel. 

Super Falcons can only qualify a one of the best losers if Cameroon and Chile loss their matches.  Chile can only thump Falcons if they can win with a 3-0 margin while Cameroon only need a win to send Falcons back to Nigeria. 

Anyway, below are what former footballers,  coaches and BBC football writers are saying about the decision. 
















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