World Cup 2018 day four: updates as Germany and Brazil kick off – live!

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Ok, time to lighten the mood. Brazil are in action later so why not have a crack at selecting your all-time Selecao XI. It’s not easy, but it’s great fun.

Related: Brazil’s all-time World Cup XI: create your own

Related: Cafu picks his all-time Brazil XI

“There had to come a time when tech intervened, lest the mob on the injured side of an obviously incorrect decision take it out on everything in their path as they crash their way through the exits,” argues Joey H.

As sadly true as that is wouldn’t it be better if we all learned to deal with the fallibility of officials and the disappointment of watching our teams lose football matches? VAR doesn’t claim to introduce 100% accuracy, so mistakes and controversy will still occur, but we’ve now also introduced this artificial disruption to the equation.

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Written by Jonathan Howcroft (now) Daniel Harris (later)
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