The VAR gave one of the most questionable decisions in the world cup in the match pitting Japan against Spain. This decision changed fortunes in a number of ways. The decision was for Japan's second goal where the ball seems to have left the field of play before it was brought back. The VAR however ruled that it was onside. From the photos above, the Japanese player collects the ball from what looks like an off the field of play.
The VAR ruled that it was still in the field of play since the ball was not completely off the line. Some minute percentage was still on the line. This goal standing means Japan won the game 2:1 over Spain and proceeded as the group's leader's. Spain on the other hand finished as number two. Germany finished as number three after winning 4:2 while Costa Rica finished fourth. Had that goal been ruled out, then Germany would have proceeded and Japan would have remained. All the loss is for Germany.
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