MADRID, Dec. 2 (.) –
FIFA supported its referees in the VOR room of the match between Spain and Japan this Friday for validating the second goal of the Asian team after deciding that the ball had not completely gone through the bottom line of Unai Simón’s goal.
“Japan’s second goal in their 2-1 win over Spain was reviewed by VAR to determine if the ball had gone wide. Officials in the VOR room used footage from the goal-line camera to check if the ball had gone wide.” The ball was still partially on the line or not,” a FIFA statement said on Friday.
In this sense, and after the controversy over the images that could suggest that the ball had come out in its entirety increased, the world soccer governing body warned that “other cameras can offer misleading images.” “But according to the evidence available, the entire ball was not out,” he settled.