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Men's Football Sweden down South Korea thanks to VAR

ANOTHER video review led to a penalty at the World Cup today, this time helping Sweden beat South Korea 1-0.

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist converted from the spot, sliding his shot into the bottom right corner in the 65th minute.

Referee Joel Aguilar used the replay technology to decide whether South Korea substitute Kim Min Woo had fouled Viktor Claesson in the area after initially waving play on. 

Kim had tripped Claesson, though, and the converted penalty was enough to give Sweden its first World Cup victory since 2006.

Before the penalty, Sweden controlled the game and showed most of the attacking intent.

South Korea had a chance to level in injury-time, but Hwang Hee Chan put a header wide from in front of goal.

Sweden will next play Germany, who lost to Mexico 1-0 in the other Group F match on Saturday. The South Koreans face Mexico on the same day.


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