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Was It a Foul?


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It is estimated that there may have been a billion viewers watching the 20th FIFA World Cup opening match between the home team of Brazil and Croatia.

However, the greatest attention after the match was directed at the Head Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan.

He called a questionable foul against Croatian player Dejan Lovren. Brazillian player Neymar’s penalty goal gave the lead to Brazil.

Many enraged football fans have shown their disgust and claimed on social media networks that this should not have been a penalty.

Did you watch the match? If so, what is your opinion?
Was it a foul? Should the penalty have been awarded by Yuichi Nishimura?

Read by John Edwin Skelton.