COMMENT:

There's something a little bit sour in the way the Junior All Whites were eliminated from the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

It feels like New Zealand were wronged, and football fans in this country will be feeling a bit sick.

From some quarters there will be the inevitable reaction "that's sport" or "that's what happens in football", but actually it doesn't. It never has before.

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The penalty shootout, which is already a lottery, turned on the unprecedented intervention of the VAR assistant referee, who was implementing a new Fifa rule change around penalty kicks.

That tweak to the laws,

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