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VAR used for first time in women's football in Cup opener

PARIS -- History was made Friday night during the opening game of the Women's World Cup in Paris between France and South Korea when the video assistant referee was used for the first time in women's football.

Referee Claudia Umpierrez disallowed Griedge Mbock Bathy's goal for France in the 26h minute after the VAR, led by Mauro Vigliano, showed she was offside by a few centimetres. The French centre back had hit a wonderful right foot volley after a flick by Wendie Renard. Les Bleues celebrated...