FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE scores, results: Day 12 kick-off times, highlights


Now that Germany’s World Cup campaign has come to an end, there’s an inquest into the second Japanese goal that ultimately knocked the 2014 champs out.

Supersub Ritsu Doan fired a shot across Unai Simon’s goal and the ball looked to be heading out of play before it was kept alive by Kaoru Mitoma, who centred it, allowing Ao Tanaka to score what proved to be the winner.

The goal was initially disallowed after the on-field linesperson had determined that the ball had left the field of play.

Replays proved inconclusive, with some angles showing the ball fully out while others showed that a small segment of it remained on the field, but the VAR determined that there was enough evidence to overturn the on-field call.

“We need to hear after the game about what they’re relying on here,” said Socceroos great Craig Foster on SBS’ coverage.

“They have a sensor in the ball and their goal line technology clearly you don’t have it across the entire goal line outside of the actual goal itself.”

Those on social media were also up in arms over the goal being allowed.

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