Roy Keane and Ian Wright argued about France's penalty at half-time

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VAR was supposed to take the controversy out of football, wasn’t it?

Generally, VAR has been a success during this tournament in Russia.

But in the World Cup final - the most important match in football - everyone was talking about VAR for all the wrong reasons.

In the 35th-minute, Antoine Griezmann swung in a corner-kick was inadvertently handled by Ivan Perisic.

It was certainly accidental and, despite protests from the French players, referee Nestor Pitana waved them away.

That was until the video assistant referee told Pitana to come and have a look at the pitch side monitor.

Four-and-a-half minutes later and it was a penalty for France.

Griezmann converted it and football fans around the world were arguing whether or not it should have been awarded.


But it wasn’t just fans that were arguing over the decision - pundits were as well.

Step forward Roy Keane and Ian Wright.

Keane and Wright were at each other’s necks following England’s defeat to Croatia in midweek and they were at it again at half-time of the final.

Wright suggested that if he was a French player, he’d have wanted a penalty for Perisic’s handball.


And it didn’t go down well with Keane.

He suggested that Wright needs to get his ‘head examined’ before insisting that the decision was “disgusting” and that he’s “fuming.”


Check it out:


And football fans were absolutely loving yet another clash between Wright and Keane on TV.

To make matters worse for Croatia, replays suggested that Griezmann dived to win a free-kick that led to France’s first goal.

You’ve got to feel sorry for Zlatko Dalic’s side.

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