VIDEO: VAR used to disallow Senegal goal at U20 World Cup

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The Video Assistant Referee ruled that Aliou Badji had kicked the ball out of the hands of the Ecuador goalkeeper, in a game which ended goalless

Senegal were held to a 0-0 draw by Ecuador at the U20 World Cup after seeing a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

It appeared as though the deadlock had been broken in the 54th minute of a cagey contest.

Aliou Badji bundled the ball into the back of the net after seeing a corner flicked goalwards.

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He wheeled away in celebration, but his joy was cut short as the on-field officials called on technology to make a final ruling.

The VAR deemed that Badji had kicked the ball out of the hands of Ecuador goalkeeper Jose Cevallos, resulting in the effort being chalked off.

Senegal’s bad luck continued as they saw Cavin Diagne sent off for a second bookable offence, but a goalless stalemate was enough to see them through to the second round.

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