Instant replay has become a hot button issue in the world of sports, and soccer version of it- VAR- has been perhaps the MVP, if you can call it that, of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That idea didn’t slow down much on Sunday as controversy reigned in both matches.
First up was underdog Cameroon, looking to become the second African team to ever make the quarterfinals, took on England and were left angered after two calls didn’t go their way in a 3-0 loss that saw them sent packing. In the second match of the day, pitting hosts France against experienced Brazil, it also played a role, though not as telling as France had a goal taken off the board only to end up winning 2-1 in extra time. England will take on Norway in the last eight, while France await the winner of Spain vs the USA on Monday.