Brazil seek answers from FIFA regarding VAR after World Cup draw against Switzerland

Brazil have asked FIFA to explain why VAR was not used for key decisions during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener.

The pre-tournament favourites made a stuttering start in Rostov-On-Don, with Steven Zuber equalising for Switzerland after Philippe Coutinho spectacularly fired Brazil ahead.

Brazil's players complained of a push on defender Miranda in the build-up to
Switzerland's leveller, while calls for a penalty were turned down when Gabriel Jesus went down in the penalty area.

Neither incident appeared to be reviewed by VAR, with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) seeking answers from FIFA as a result - though the CBF refrained from referring to a specific incident.

"The CBF requires to know from FIFA the reason the technology was not used in key incidents during the game," the organisation said in a statement.

VAR is making its World Cup bow in Russia, with FIFA stating it should only be used to "correct clear and obvious errors and missed incidents in clearly defined match-changing decisions".

The technology has been used to retrospectively award three penalties at the World Cup so far, though it came under scrutiny once more in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia, with Harry Kane believing he could have been awarded two spot-kicks.


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