Sadio Mane thought that he won Senegal a penalty against Colombia. Referee pointed to the spot, but VAR intervened!
Sadio Mane got a penalty overruled by VAR.
It’s still 0-0, but it would be different if VAR wouldn’t exist.
Sadio Mane got into fantastic position in Colombia’s penalty area. Davidson Sanchez made a late tackle on Mane, after which referee pointed to the spot.
Colombia players were protesting, while referee got a call from VAR. He went to check the situation, and decided to change his decision.
NO PENALTY KICK to Senegal! It went to VAR. Sadio Mane brought down in the box by Davinson Sanchez.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) June 28, 2018
It was incredibly controversial decision, as replays weren’t conclusive. Its hard to say, if Sanchez touched the ball, or Mane first.
It was a controversial decision that will probably impact the rest of the match. Senegal would probably be in the lead, but as it stands, Colombia still has a real chance of progressing to the next round.
Like with Senegal and Colombia, Japan is also drawing 0-0 against Poland.