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One simple answer: VAR. As it is still a new technology, referees are unsure of the extent they should review decisions. In the past, when VAR was not used, referees were free of blame (to some extent) as the decision had to be made on the spot. However, as they are now allowed to review any major decision, they are now being criticized for not using it ...


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If the referee thought that the slide tackle was a foul it would have still been a penalty. However, referee's are often much more lenient towards goalie's fouling attackers. Goalie's have gotten red cards before if the commit a foul and have the same rules applied to them as field players. Perhaps the forward "flopped" or pretended to get hit causing the ...


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In short: The rulebook has changed since the World Cup was played. This years Women's World Cup is being played under the 2019/20 Laws of the Game which have some significant changes from the previous 2018/19 edition. In particular, Law 14 Penalty Kicks now says that The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in-line with the goal line when ...


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There is a new record, the 2018 world cup final was viewed by 1.12 billion viewers. Record audience world cup


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