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Dejan Lovren And Croatia Concede Penalty After Controversial VAR Call

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Dejan Lovren And Croatia Concede Penalty After Controversial VAR Call

Croatia were incensed after Dejan Lovren conceded a penalty against Czech Republic following a VAR review.

The former Liverpool defender challenged Patrik Schick in the air in the first half and headed the ball away from danger.

However, a VAR check decided that Lovren challenged Schick unfairly after catching the Bayer Leverkusen striker with his elbow and leaving him with a bloody nose.

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After the referee went to the screen, a penalty was awarded and Schick converted from the spot - taking his tally to three for Euro 2020 so far.

Lovren, meanwhile, received a yellow card for his challenge.

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Referees had been widely praised for their performances during the tournament, while many fans were complimentary of the way in which VAR has been used.

However, this controversial call caused a massive stir on social media and led to universal agreement that a spot-kick was harsh:

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Topics: Football, Euro 2020, Croatia, Czech Republic, VAR

Josh Lawless
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