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Shortly after the International Football Association Board 's decision to incorporate video assistant referees (VARs) into the Laws of the Game, on, the fifa Council took the much-anticipated step of approving the use of VAR for the first time in a fifa World Cup tournament.
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Of the 32 teams, 20 had also appeared in the previous tournament in 2014, while both, iceland and, panama made their first appearances at a fifa World Cup.
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