World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi MISSES penalty after VAR decision in Poland vs Argentina

Lionel Messi missed a golden chance to give Argentina the lead against Poland as he saw his penalty saved by Wojciech Szczesny – but neutrals (and Poland) will say that justice was served.

The awarding of the spot-kick came from the latest baffling VAR decision at World Cup 2022, as Szcesny dived to try and deal with a dangerous-looking cross – and his hand inadvertently caught Messi's head on the follow-through.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...