Newspaper Headlines: Germany Exit in VAR Controversy

Newspaper Headlines: Germany Exit in VAR Controversy – In this football language post we look at a newspaper headline from The Telegraph…

In this football language post we look at a newspaper headline from The Telegraph newspaper about the final games in Group E which saw Japan defeat Spain which knocked out Germany. The headline reads: ‘Germany Exit in VAR Controversy‘. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: admin@languagecaster.com.

Germany exit in VAR controversy

Newspaper Headlines: Germany exit in VAR controversy

This newspaper headline comes from the Telegraph newspaper and focuses on the fact that Germany were knocked out of the 2022 World Cup thanks to Japan’s win against Spain. This is an interesting headline because it reports on two different games at the same time – the Germany versus Costa Rica match and the Japan win over Spain. Germany knew that a win against Costa Rica along with a Spain draw or win against Japan would mean they would qualify but Japan surprised both the Spanish and the Germans with two early second-half goals to claim a wonderful victory. This result meant that Germany were eliminated from the tournament and this is why the headline uses the word, ‘exit‘ as they have left or exited the World Cup. Now, as many people will know, the second goal was a controversial one which means that there was a lot of disagreement; some feel that the ball went out of play, while others thought the ball was still in play when the Japanese player reached it to assist for the winning goal. The referee needed VAR to help with the decision and this is why the headline uses ‘VAR controversy‘ and which suggests that the decision might not have been the right one. Either way, the fact that Japan beat both Spain and Germany was a huge shock as was the German exit from the tournament.

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