Vidal scores as Chile see off Cameroon
Vidal scores as Chile see off Cameroon

Arturo Vidal brushed off a hotly disputed video review to give Chile a 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup.

Vidal's 81st-minute header after a pass from substitute Alexis Sanchez gave the South American champions a win which was anything but routine, before another goal was decided by video review.

The Chileans had thought they'd taken the lead in first-half stoppage time when Eduardo Vargas slotted the ball past Fabrice Ondoa after a pass from Vidal.

Referee Damir Skomina awarded the goal and Chile's players started an elaborate goal celebration, but the decision was then sent for video review - the key piece of new technology being debuted by FIFA at the Confederations Cup.

Players milled about in confusion, some briefly appearing to think the referee had blown for halftime, and Chile's many travelling fans struggled to understand what was going on.

The review found Vargas offside by a matter of inches, enraging him and Vidal, who angrily petitioned Skomina when he blew the whistle for halftime.

After Vidal put Chile ahead in the 80th, Vargas scored Chile's second - but only after another review.

Sanchez charged through the Camerron defence, but saw his shot saved by Ondoa, only for Vargas to score the rebound. The review found Sanchez hadn't been offside when he received the ball.

AAP

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