Monday, 26 June, 2017

Chile 2-0 Cameroon: Controversial VAR offside call steals Confederations Cup show

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A sensational header by Arturo Vidal in the 83rd minute and a stoppage-time sitter by Eduardo Vargas was all Chile needed to defeat stubborn Cameroon at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

The Copa America holders largely dominated play, though, and Vargas found the net at last late in the first half with a fine finish after being played through by Vidal, only for the referee to controversially cancel the goal for offside after VAR referral.

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After Vidal put Chile ahead in the 80th, Vargas scored Chile's second - but only after another review.

The European champions had a goal of their own ruled out when former Manchester United winger Nani was shown to be offside in the build up.

Cameroon will now that this is going to be a really tough game for them since Chile are a side that have beaten the likes of Brazil and Argentina.

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The team then headed to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, where the packed stands were treated to an elaborate light and video show while each player was individually introduced.

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Croatia playmaker Modric , who brilliantly set up Ronaldo's second goal, was quick to pay tribute to manager Zinedine Zidane . The Portugal worldwide also recorded his 600th goal from a brace in the trouncing of the Italian team.

"It was very important to start in the right way with our goal to become champions", said Vidal, who also dedicated the triumph to the victims of a fierce storm in Chile that has claimed several lives.

Ondoa had to palm away a Jose Fuenzalida shot two minutes later as Chile took firm control.

The first half was nearly controlled entire by the Chileans.

Cameroon's chances came thanks to occasional poor passing at the back from Chile, with Vincent Aboubakar forcing a save in the 11th from keeper Johnny Herrera, in for the injured Claudio Bravo.

Cameroon were much-improved in the second half as they gained a measure of control, but Benjamin Moukandjo could only curl a free-kick wide.

Still, the focus was on FIFA's men in front of the video screens - and Cameroon midfielder Sebastien Siani said players will just have to get used to it.

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