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Already a record number of penalties in a world cup

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Now a little more than half of the matches at the world cup in Russia is finished, is the penaltyrecord already fallen. The penalty shoot-out that Portugal and Iran Monday on the third and final match day in group B were given, were all of the nineteenth and twentieth penalty of the tournament. The previous record, eighteen, was reached in the world cup of 1990, 1998 and 2002.



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The Video, Assistant Referee (VAR), for the first time present at a world cup, plays a large role in the number of penalties. The VAR was involved in eight of the nineteen whistled elfmeters, either to confirm a decision or the referee to indicate a missed violation.

In Iran-Portugal committed Ezatolahi in the 50th minute for an infringement on Cristiano Ronaldo in the sixteen meters. The Portuguese superstar showed it, however, are from the dot, though if the salvation of Beiranvand there are known.

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In the 88th minute ended up with the ball against the hand of Cédric, and the VAR decided to re-kick. Karim Ansarifard had the chance not to lie, and was responsible for the 1-1-end position.

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