Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Non-Use of Video Irks Serbia

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Non-Use of Video Irks Serbia

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MOSCOW - Serbian football association vice president Savo Milosevic is angry after his team's 2-1 World Cup loss to Switzerland that the video assistant referee (VAR) was not consulted on a second-half penalty appeal by Serbia.

Midway through the second half, Switzerland defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer held onto Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and all three players fell to the turf in the penalty area. Serbian players appealed to German referee Felix Brych for a penalty but he waved them off. Milosevic said the VAR should have been consulted and felt his team had missed a penalty for a foul on Mitrovic for the second match in a row after an appeal also was turned down in Serbia's 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in their first Group E match. …

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