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29th March, 2017
Video technology gives
Spain victory over France
The benefit of using video referees
during games was highlighted yesterday
when Spain rightly profited from two de-
cisions made away from the field of play
to beat France 2-0 in an international
friendly in Paris.
FIFA, the game's governing body, has
been using video assistant referees on
a trial basis since last year and this was
the first time that the extra official was
used in a match in France.
It proved a success.
A 48th-minute goal by France forward
Antoine Griezmann was disallowed --- with
the score at 0-0 --- because of an offside
earlier in the move. Video help was needed
again in the 77th minute to overturn an
incorrect offside call against substitute
Gerard Deulofeu after the winger applied
a close-range finish to make it 2-0. Deu-
lofeu was made to wait to celebrate the
goal, but at least the correct decision was
Trials will continue through 2018, with
competitions and countries needing to ap-
ply to be part of the trials. But a strong
case has been made for the technology
to be rolled out for good.
David Silva --- a second-half substitute
like Deulofeu --- scored Spain's other goal,
converting a 68th-minute penalty for his
30th goal in 111 international appearances.
PORTUGAL 2, SWEDEN 3
Cristiano Ronaldo had a bittersweet
The Real Madrid star was playing for
Portugal in his hometown of Funchal on
the Madeira Islands for the first time,
and marked the occasion by scoring the
opener in the 18th minute to take his tally
of international goals to 71. It tied him
with former Germany striker Miroslav
Klose in third place in the all-time list of
European international scorers, behind
Hungarian pair Ferenc Puskas (84) and
Sandor Kocsis (75).
An own goal from Andreas Granqvist in
the 34th put Portugal 2-0 ahead but Swe-
den staged a second-half comeback, with
Viktor Claesson scoring
in the 57th and 76th
minutes before Joan
Cancelo's own goal
won it for the visitors
in the final minute of
Ronaldo was substi-
tuted in the 58th,
Aussies beat UAE
2-0 after 4 draws
Australia defeated United Arab
Emirates 2-0 in Sydney yesterday,
ending a run of four games without
a win to get its qualification for the
2018 World Cup back on track.
UAE's second loss in five days
prompted coach Mahdi Ali to an-
nounce his resignation following
the match. He'd been in charge
"We had so many achievements,
and we worked very hard," Ali said.
"It is a very bad moment for me.
I wish I would leave the national
team in a better condition, but this
Goals in each half from Jackson
Irvine and Mathew Leckie sealed
a vital win for the Socceroos, who
had slipped into third place in
Group B behind Saudi Arabia and
Japan after four successive draws.
UAE arrived in Sydney in fourth,
a point behind Australia.
Lax marking at a seventh-min-
ute corner gave Irvine a free header
that took a deflection on its way
into the net.
With 12 minutes remaining
Leckie headed home a James Troisi
cross to give Australia three points
that kept alive hope of a fourth suc-
cessive World Cup appearance.
Ali said his side struggled for fit-
ness and health ahead of the crucial
set of fixtures against Japan --- a 2-0
loss last Thursday --- and Australia.
"We started our camp and there
was 14 players injured on the first
day, we trained only with nine play-
ers," he said. "It was always going to
be difficult to prepare the team for
such a big game against Australia."
JAPAN 4, THAILAND 0
SOUTH KOREA 1, SYRIA 0
IRAN 1, CHINA 0
UZBEKISTAN 1, QATAR 0
Bolivia 2 - 0 Argentina
Ecuador 0 - 2 Colombia
Chile 3 - 0 Venezuela
AFC Qualification:: 3rd round: group B
Australia 2 - 0 U.A.E.
Saudi Arabia 1 - 0 Iraq
OFC Qualification: 3rd round: group A
New Zealand 2 - 0 Fiji
Japan's Maya Yoshida, left, fights for the ball with Thailand's Adisak Kraisorn during their final round match
of 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers, in Saitama, north of Tokyo, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Spain's Gerard Deulofeu
celebrates after their second
goal during the
against France at the Stade de France yesterday. AP PHOTO
NETHERLANDS 1, ITALY 2 RUSSIA 3, BELGIUM 3
CROATIA 0, ESTONIA 3 AUSTRIA 1, FINLAND 1
ICELAND 1, IRELAND 0 BOSNIA-HZV 2, ALBANIA 1
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