Are you an ardent sports lover? If yes, then you probably are browsing the internet in your free time to stay updated with the latest sports news and other related compelling trends. Naturally, the FIFA World Cup 2018 has been your point of interest. From after office game watching at a club to your early morning mobile browsing on FIFA 2018, you’ve done everything to garner the best news you can.
And with 2018 World Cup impressive group stage ending, you probably were keen for all the matches that were slated to take place in Russia. With a series of matches played and teams getting eliminated, a lot of action has taken place. As always, the best discussions about sports matches happen after the game. And if you want to read the relevant news and exciting aspects, you can browse through sites like Wager Bop and get to know more.
And as for the interesting trends that have been the point of discussion for sports lovers, discussed below are four popular trends.
VAR has gained prominence
The advent of VAR has always been a high point of discussion at FIFA World 2018. Also, it has contributed to the controversy and drama in this years’ match. Furthermore, the delays have been cumbersome for few. And some of the decisions have confused others. It comprises about the penalty calls that took place against Portugal and Denmark. And this made few sports buffs remark that the system is questionable today.
Red cards down
A second take on the penalty decisions has maximized the penalty numbers. Also, this has made the red cards trend more like the players who were sent away from the FIFA 2018 has drastically reduced. At the time of the group stages in Russia, there were only three players who got a red card, namely Jerome Boateng, IgorSmolnikov and Carlos.
One of the main characteristics of this year’s tournament was the penalty count that got awarded. You might recall here Bryan Ruiz and his spot-kick at the Costa Rica that reached the back net through Switzerland’s back goalkeeper named YannSommer. He was the 24th during this game. You can claim this to be more penalties in comparison to the all today in an earlier match.
Late objectives and tighter games
The overall goals that got scored on every match at the World Cup were a little less in the final average. It was for the last game that took place in Brazil. Despite that, it was a good show. It’s always better to experience a game where the results are still in motion. It is truer especially in case of just one nil-nil draw based on several late changes.
These were four dominant trends that sports lover can identify! Of course, there were many other trends which included the same continental dominance and many more. A match doesn’t end with the game being over. The discussions after the game are also another way to relive the game. For this, you can read interesting articles online and also opt-in for specific sports websites.