Latvia and VAR raise a helping hand: Orange wins World Cup by win in Montenegro

Latvia helped the Dutch team a hand on Saturday. Orange competitor Norway bit its teeth on the Latvians in their own home, allowing the Netherlands to stand against Montenegro for the World Cup later in the evening.
The Norwegians were two points behind the Netherlands at the start and two points ahead of Turkey and thus knew they had to win. However, that proved easy to say than done: chances were plenty in Oslo, but goalkeeper Roberts Ozols turned out to be an untake horde.
In the second half Ozols was passed twice, but the Norwegians were not lucky by their side. Once the ball was taken away just before the line by a Latvian defender, ten minutes before the time Mohamed Elyounoussi‘s opening target was rejected for offside, after a lengthy VAR check. Former FC Groningen striker Alexander Sörloth missed the last big chance after eight minutes extra time.
So it was no longer in Solbakken and his own: they are now on goal balance behind Turkey, which won 6-0 of Gibraltar at the same time. If the Netherlands wins later in Montenegro’
s evening, it will no longer be bothered by both Norway and Turkey in the final round of games.

G̶o̶a̶l̶̶̶N̶o̶o̶r̶w̶e̶g̶e̶n̶! ̶! ̶! ̶ ❌ Elyounoussi thought to have finally broken the ban against Latvia, but is offside and the VAR grabs 😱 Another 10 minutes… otherwise the Netherlands will be sure of the World Cup #ZiggoSport #WCQ2022 #NORLVA pic.twitter.com/mLExylpuWZ
— Ziggo Sports Football (@ZS_Voetbal) November 13, 2021