Of all its critics, perhaps the biggest detractors of the debut of the video assistant referee (VAR) at this World Cup are the goalkeepers.
After yesterday's games - England's 6-1 win over Panama and Japan's 2-2 draw with Senegal -13 of the 78 goals had come from penalties with six awarded (four scored, two missed) after VAR's intervention. That has already surpassed the record 12 spot kicks converted at Argentina 1978.
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