France v Australia: Josh Risdon challenges Antoine Griezmann. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Here are five times Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made an impact at the World Cup: France 2-1 Australia June 16th, Group C France’s first game again(...)

The big screen inside the stadium displays a VAR penalty review during the  Group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Never mind whether Serbia should have had a penalty when Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schaer wrestled Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in Kaliningr(...)

Serbia’s Aleksandar Kolarov scores their  goal from a free kick during the  World Cup  Group E  game against Costa Rica at  Samara Arena. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Costa Rica 0 Serbia 1 Aleksandar Kolarov produced a moment of captain’s inspiration, curling home a superb free kick as Serbia got their World Cup Gr(...)

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal congratulates goalkeeper Tim Krul after a penalty shootout in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Costa Rica   at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 Netherlands win 4-3 on penalties Romance departed the World Cup in Brazil on Saturday night but not without a fight (...)

Ireland’s Glenn Whelan reacts after Kevin Doyle is injured during Friday’s friendly againt Costa Rica in Philadelphia.  Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

At some point before Ireland’s unexpectedly robust encounter with Costa Rica on Friday evening, Roy Keane casually asked Kevin Doyle when he had last (...)

Kevin Doyle after suffering a head injury that led to the sending off of Costa Rica defender Giancarlo Gonzalez during the game at  PPL Stadium  in Philadelphia. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kevin Doyle insisted Costa Rica defender Giancarlo Gonzalez got exactly what he deserved after leaving him with five stitches in his head.The 30-year-(...)