World Cup 2018 day six: Tunisia-England reaction, Russia back in action – live!

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Let’s turn our attention to the first of today’s three matches, Colombia v Japan, where if your knowledge of these two is a bit rusty, rest assured we have terrific squad previews courtesy the Guardian experts’ network.

Here’s Japan:

Related: Japan World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions

Related: Colombia World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions

Returning to VAR and it’s first week assessment:

Our below the line commenter ‘USfan’ has the following contribution.

I’m pleased we are talking about VAR. The alternative was talking about all the games ruined by the lack of VAR, which is what we usually do.

France-Australia was put right by VAR. VAR was key to protecting the integrity of Peru-Denmark (even if Peru didn’t convert their penalty, it would have been massively unfair to Peru had it not been given, and their fans would understandably have felt robbed). It’s even good they reviewed incidents like Costa’s goal against Portugal.

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Written by Richard Parkin
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