In this post, we explain a phrase used to talk about football: overturn a decision which was used in the Costa Rica versus Brazil World Cup game from St Petersburg today. This is part of our daily World Cup football phrases.
2018 World Cup Football Language: Overturn a decision
VAR has been in the news from day 1 at the 2018 World Cup with many pundits and fans still unsure of its merits. In the game between Costa Rica and Brazil from Group D the Dutch referee awarded a penalty to Brazil after their star forward Neymar Jr appeared to be taken down in the box, although it did look a soft decision. The Costa Rican players protested their innocence and the referee, Kuipers, went to VAR to take another look and incredibly overturned the decision – he changed his mind. Brazil eventually ran out winners but the referee was definitely not in Brazil fans’ good books after he overturned their penalty claims.