Japan's controversial goal against Spain: Why VAR allowed it, how fans reacted?
The controversy was regarding the final goal of the match scored by Ao Tanaka which finally ensured Japan's much-needed victory and entry to the top 16 of FIFA World Cup in Qatar
The heat around the FIFA World Cup in Qatar increased on Friday as Japan defeated Spain to remain at the top of the Group E table. Japan's win also knocked out Germany from the World Cup who defeated Costa Rica 4-2 on the same day, however, were behind Spain in the goal difference tally.
People accused the FIFA management of bias against the Spanish team, while some even tried to show that the ball looks out from one camera angle and on the line from another camera angle.
The social media users also pointed out how goalkeepers usually take shots from out of the bound areas and this is considered normal is football.
Japan has ended up at the top of the Group E table and will play against the last FIFA runner-ups Croatia in their next match. Spain finished with four points in three matches and will take on Morocco in the knockout clash. Germany whose points were similar to Spain is now knocked out due to the goal difference. While Spain has a goal difference of 6, Germany has just 1.
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