4. History made by VAR (Video Assistant Review)

History was made in Russia as VAR was used to give a penalty for the first time in the history of the World Cup. Griezmann was fouled as he entered the penalty area by Josh Risdon’s outstretched leg.

The referee allowed play to continue before suddenly stopping the game after receiving an alert in his ear that he should look at the replays on the pitch-side monitor. After watching the replay three or four times Cunha decided to make history by using VAR to award a penalty for the first time ever.

3. Mexico earthquake

Elated fans celebrating Mexico’s surprise World Cup win over Germany got so worked up that they caused the ground to shake and set off seismic sensors. On Sunday, a monitoring group in Mexico City observed a small earthquake with “artificial” origins. According to Atmospheric Investigations in Mexico, the tremor may have been caused “by mass jumping during Mexico’s goal in the World Cup”.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo starts with a hat-trick

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Cristiano started the World Cup with an individual glory. Everyone probably expected a goal from the Portuguese, but no one expected a hat-trick against Spain. But there is a footballer who is very much used to breaking records. And that man is Cristiano Ronaldo. He has now scored in his fourth consecutive World Cup, an achievement only managed by Pele, Miroslav Klose, and Uwe Seeler.

1. Messi’s shocking start

After seeing Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick, all eyes turned to Messi then. Everyone was wondering what the Argentinian could do for his team. But Barcelona star was unable to inspire his side in the way Ronaldo did, missing a penalty and failing to find a way past Iceland’s heroic battles.

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See Also:

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