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12:22 PM, June 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 PM, June 19, 2018

Brazil ask FIFA for answers over VAR use

The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about some decisions made using VAR during Brazil’s opening match against Switzerland where the five times World Champions were held to a 1-1 draw, according to reports by ESPN.

VAR came into play on several occasions during the match and the Brazil Confederation are reportedly seeking clarification from FIFA for the two key second-half decisions that went against them and affected the result of the game.

The first was a push on defender Miranda that aided Switzerland's equaliser through Steven Zuber, and the second was a no-call that Brazil felt should have produced a penalty on a play involving forward Gabriel Jesus.

According to an ESPN report, the confederation said on Monday "these two actions constitute ... clear errors by the referee, which thus should form part of the reviewable decisions that are analyzed through VAR."

The confederation also said it wants to know whether the plays were reviewed in any way, saying "transparency is of essence."

It also requested "video and audio recordings" that might have been used by the match officials during those plays.

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