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7 World Cup Mistakes VAR Would Have Fixed

Giovani dos Santos of Mexico controls the ball during the international friendly match between Denmark and Mexico ahead of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 at Brondby Stadion on June 9, 2018...

One of the major features of the 2018 World Cup was the video assistant referees. Greatly discussed when the tournament kicked off, we’d say the introduction of VAR at the World Cup has been a success. Of course, it hasn’t been perfect, and there are still grey areas which need to be cleared up, but by and large it has significantly reduced the number of officiating errors in games.

7 Infamous World Cup Villains

AEK Athens's Brazilian football star Rivaldo (Top) celebrates with supporters and teammates after the last game of the Greek Super League against Asteras Tripolis on April 20, 2008 at the...

Pele, Paolo Rossi, Sir Geoff Hurst… The World Cup can make heroes of players overnight, but it can equally have the opposite effect. You might get away with a leg-breaking challenge, racist gesture or gobbing at someone in a league game, but in the World Cup? Think again.

7 Dirtiest Teams at the 2018 World Cup

Igor Smolnikov of Russia dives in to tackle Diego Laxalt of Uruguay in challenge that leads to his second yellow card during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Uruguay...

From Pepe to Neymar and Diego Costa, this World Cup has been rife with tactical fouling, crowding of referees and some appalling interpretations of the term ‘defending’. It seemed only right then that we rewarded these notorious underhand tactics with a look at some of the most disagreeable sides in the tournament.

Last 7 World Cup Winning Managers: Where Are They Now?

Joachim Loew, head coach of Germany reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia.

The high pressure and high quality nature of a World Cup, twinned with the fact that it only comes along once every four years, makes it a very difficult trophy to win as a manager. Only one coach has ever won the Jules-RImet Trophy more than once, and that was Vittorio Pozzo way back in 1938.

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