Luis Rubiales has played his cards well

Although many see him as an aloof individual with a short fuse, in this instance Luis Rubiales has shown that he has a smooth touch, one that former Italian PM Mario Andreotti claimed was perennially lacking in Spanish politics.


VAR's unexpected fallibility

I was tipped off about this from our 'in-house' referee Iturralde that in the majority of domestic top flight games where a standard number of cameras are utilised, the area of margin for incorrect off-side decisions is approximately 7%