France vs Croatia: Should VAR Have Won the Man of the Match at the World Cup Final?

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France vs Croatia: Should VAR Have Won the Man of the Match at the World Cup Final?

Illustration: Ahmed Sikander

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he score was 1-1. The final between France and Croatia was turning out to be a nail-biter, an own goal followed by a wonder goal, keeping up with the reputation of it being an wild World Cup. One wouldn’t expect anything less in Putin’s Russia.

After Mario Mandžukić headed the ball into his own net, the Croatians hit back with a thumping strike from Ivan Perišić from the edge of the box. But happiness turned into despair for Perišić moments later as Antoine Griezmann’s corner on the other side of the pitch struck the Inter Milan midfielder on his arms as he struggled to clear the ball.

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