The World Cup Has Adopted Instant Replay. On Further Review, That’s a Bad Idea

MOSCOW—It isn’t difficult to imagine a goal during this World Cup that could alter the sport’s history. Americans who aren’t familiar with it surely know its counterpart in MLB, the NBA and NFL: It’s replay review. There are soccer fans around who have exhaled now that FIFA has finally implemented this after famous gaffes from Maradona’s “Hand of God” to Thierry Henry’s handball.

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