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The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews Wednesday, praised for fairness but condemned for killing the spectacle.A goal against the Spanish was disallowed after it was ruled offside in consultation with the video and a Spanish goal disallowed by the referee for offside was validated by the video review.The 80,000 spectators at the stadium were left out of the process with no video slow-motion screen to view and saw only the hand gestures of the referee, framing the shape of a TV screen, to show that he wanted a video review.The process was simple and uncontroversial, unlike the use of video assistance which can sometimes be tricky and require fine judgment.
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