Mateu Lahoz made lots of massive calls, however he left it to VAR to determine the largest second and that’s maybe probably the most controversial a part of Wednesday’s 2-2 draw between Portugal and France.
Three of the 4 targets got here from the penalty spot, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of spot-kicks and Portugal earned a date with Belgium within the Spherical of 16.
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France wins the group and can meet Switzerland within the subsequent spherical. Germany’s 2-2 draw with Hungary means it would meet England subsequent.
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Karim Benzema scored a penalty and the match’s solely objective from open play, however it will likely be a name Lahoz didn’t make that may trigger consternation to the French.
A seeming stoppage-time penalty despatched VAR to determine a attainable match-winner, however VAR was not within the potential foul.
This after Lahoz awarded a penalty to Portugal for a Hugo Lloris punch on Danilo, then to France for a coming collectively between Nelson Semedo and Kylian Mbappe, after which to Portugal once more for a late handball.
Penalty and non-penalty calls, plural, depart Portugal, France stage initially appeared on NBCSports.com