VAR Drama Unfolds: Ukraine’s Late Penalty Denied Against Italy
It was a dramatic match between Ukraine and Italy in the 93rd minute when a VAR decision denied Ukraine a match-altering penalty. Nevertheless, this crucial turn of events saw Ukraine miss out on Euro 2024 while England soared to the top of Group C, racking up 20 points.
Italy got the second position on a share of 14 points with Ukraine; however, their head-to-head gave a qualification ticket for the next championship. This prompted a torrent of disbelief and anger among ardent fans online as they sang “terrible” in unison, called for disbandment of the VAR as corrupt.
Luciano Spalletti, speaking after the match, noted the toughness of Ukraine and the amount of problems it gave them. In the contest, he stated that the game changed, and it became much more difficult to make a good score.
This qualification of Italy for Euro 2024 can be regarded as their repentance after they did not participate in the World Cup 2022 Qatar. Their trip to Germany for the next event will be a comeback and a reversal from their earlier setbacks.