Big Controversy: Whether England should have been awarded a penalty for this

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During the first half of England’s quarterfinal match against France at the World Cup, a major VAR call went against them, and the judgment has sparked a heated discussion on Twitter. France was awarded a penalty kick as a result of the ruling.

After a reticent first ten minutes of the game. Olivier Giroud, who is France’s all-time leading scorer, was given the opening opportunity of the evening, but his header was easily saved by Jordan Pickford.

France, who have advanced to the quarterfinals by claiming victories over Poland, Denmark, and Australia, continued to cause issues, particularly down the right wing, where Griezmann and Dembele appeared to target Luke Shaw. France also continued to cause problems in the penalty area.

The team coached by Didier Deschamps started off strong, and in the 16th minute, Aurelien Tchouameni gave France a well-earned 1-0 lead by scoring his first ever goal in a competitive game for his country. The goal came after some great play from the team that is currently holding the title of world champion.

It seemed as though Dayot Upamecano fouled Harry Kane in the 24th minute, and many people felt the referee, Wilton Sampaio, was going to award England a penalty for the infraction. Didier Deschamps’ team continued to cause issues in the last third of the field.

The video assistant referee at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor reviewed the play shortly after the incident, but Sampaio waived away the call, and the game continued.

Was there a fine for it? This is the opinion of Stuart Pearce, who played for England in the past. He referred to it as a penalty while speaking on talkSPORT. There is sufficient contact there due to the fact that he has his leg dangling through Kane’s.

This is how people responded to the ruling on social media.

One commentator stated, “After a protracted VAR examination, there was no penalty given to England… it seemed like a foul on Kane, but potentially outside?” but another voiced their opinion, saying, “Clear foul on Saka. No foul was committed. France score. It’s Kane’s fault, for sure. No penalty given. What a chaotic mess this is. There are only 13 players representing England in this match.”

A third person wrote, “You know what the thing is that I’m most dreading? If England lose against France by a score of 1-0, the Saka foul and the Harry Kane incident that didn’t result in a penalty will be brought up by journalists and experts for “years.”

Prior to the start of the match, England’s head coach Southgate acknowledged that Didier Deschamps’ team poses the greatest danger at this winter’s event.

He referred to them as global champions and remarked that they had an extraordinary depth of skill as well as exceptional individual players. “They are really difficult to play against and score goals against, so it’s going to be a tremendous test and a brilliant game to be ready for,” the coach said.

The two matchups in the quarterfinal round that have already taken place are historic competitions. Participating in this game and putting ourselves to the test against the absolute best is a wonderful opportunity.

He also brought up Olivier Giroud, who is France’s all-time leader in goals scored, as well as Antoine Griezmann, who is a striker for Atletico Madrid, rather than the unavoidable Kylian Mbappe.

He stated, “I believe [Antoine] Griezmann now has over 70 straight games for France, and I think he’s also a wonderful player.” Griezmann has now played in over 70 consecutive games for France.

Olivier Giroud is a guy who we are quite familiar with, and they also have some fantastic young midfield players. When we analyze France at every age group, we find that the country possesses an unbelievable depth of skill at every position. If you look anywhere, you will see this.

Didier Deschamps has asserted that England does not have any areas for improvement in front of the match.

They do not own any at all. “Every team has its strong aspects, and while not every squad has a lot of its shortcomings, they all have some,” he explained.

“England has watched us compete in four different games. At the end of the day, you need to pinpoint the aspects of their defenses in which you believe you have an advantage over them.

“The tempo of the game is frequently one of the deciding factors. When one is swift, there is less time for the opponent to get organized. In order to score goals, speed alone is not enough of a factor. You can put a halt to a lot of different things, but it will be very tough for you to put a stop to someone who is really swift, especially during transitions.

However, the England squad was particularly good in that region, and they scored a number of goals by quickly counterattacking the opposition. They also possess a great deal of other traits, including a high level of technical skill, the ability to score goals, and a threatening presence in set piece situations.

It’s hardly a coincidence that we’ll be playing them in the quarterfinals either.