Coming into the World Cup, who was going to win and whether or not football was coming home weren't the only talking points. For the first time ever VAR would be used at a major football tournament. VAR has had it's highs and lows, most of the lows coming in England and the highs coming from around the world. But FIFA is committed that VAR will become part of the game and implemented it in Russia.
This World Cup saw goals and lots of them, VAR had a big say in that. A new record was set for the amount of penalties award at a World Cup, 29 in total. Before VAR this may have been seen as the referees being very tight and harsh with some decisions but that is not the case. Often the referees had to refer to the screen to come to the correct decision to award penalties and in some cases over turn decisions and reverse a penalty.
VAR at the 2018 World Cup has given us correct decisions in a timely manner. It has almost eliminated grappling at corners and free kicks, or resulted in a penalty. The was a World Cup of set pieces with the majority of the goals scored coming from them. This was a big help for England with very few of their goals coming through open play, as well as helping new crowned World Champions France.