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World Cup VAR Review: Why Iran were awarded a penalty but Maguire was not
ESPN | 21/11/2022 10:50 PM | Click to read full article
It's the kind of decision that fans really dislike with VAR, coming from what seems to be an inconsequential incident -- especially when a more obvious event earlier in the game did not lead to a VAR intervention. When the free kick was played into the penalty area, Morteza Pouraliganji went to challenge for the ball but his shirt was pulled by John Stones. It was a minor pull and it's questionable whether there was any impact on the Iran defender.