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Spain's win over heavily-fancied France is a positive sign for Julen Lopetegui

Two of the biggest football countries were on display but it was Video Replay Technology that starred, disallowing one goal and overruling a linesman on another.
Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui tips Andres Iniesta to play for many more years yet.

Throw away the traditional cliches about not reading too much into a friendly match. Instead, read on, I beg you. Spain's five-star defeat of France in Paris on Tuesday night was rich with conclusions and nourishment for our understanding of where Julen Lopetegui's team are right now.

The first point was that this was an impressive shaking of "weight off their shoulders." Regardless of how results may look, the Stade de France has never been a place where Spain find it simple to win. "Saint-Denis...

Video assistant referees are an imperfect but important solution

Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes discuss the notion that VAR delays will become a nuisance during matches.
Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes discuss the notion that VAR delays will become a nuisance during matches.
Antoine Griezmann thought he'd had the opener for France, but the video assistant referee (VAR) ruled the goal was offside.
International Friendly: Gerard Deulofeu (77'), France 0-2 Spain
Two of the biggest football countries were on display but it was Video Replay Technology that starred, disallowing one goal and overruling a linesman on another.
Didier Deschamps admits to being surprised by how well Spain performed in beating his France side.

When France hosted Spain in a friendly on Tuesday night, the match offered the first "official" example of a video assistant referee (VAR) in a high-profile international. (The first instance was back at the FIFA Club World Cup in December ... and the first "unofficial" instance was probably this, even though we may never know for sure.)

VAR proponents could not have hoped for a better outcome.

Simply put, without VAR, this game would have finished in a 1-1 draw. Instead, Spain won 2-0. You don't...

 By Ian Holyman

France's Hugo Lloris and Antoine Griezmann bemoan VAR delay

Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes discuss the notion that VAR delays will become a nuisance during matches.
Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes discuss the notion that VAR delays will become a nuisance during matches.
Two of the biggest football countries were on display but it was Video Replay Technology that starred, disallowing one goal and overruling a linesman on another.

France captain Hugo Lloris and forward Antoine Griezmann bemoaned the delay in video assistant referee (VAR) decisions being made during Les Bleus' 2-0 defeat to Spain in Tuesday's friendly.

German referee Felix Zwayer called on the VAR, who was situated in a TV van outside the Stade de France, to check Griezmann's goal early in the second half, which was then ruled out for offside.

Zwayer then initially chalked off Gerard Deulofeu's 77th-minute strike for offside before eventually awarding a goal...