Watch Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Ian Wright row on live TV with former ref over penalty given to Argentina vs Croatia

ROY KEANE, Gary Neville and Ian Wright believe Argentina were WRONGFULLY awarded a penalty in their World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia.

Manchester City ace Julian Alvarez, 22, honed in on Croatia‘s goal and lifted the ball over goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

It’s fireworks in the studio!!

The pundits say no.
Peter Walton says yes!

Is this a penalty for you…?#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 13, 2022

Livakovic took out Alvarez and a penalty was awardedGetty

ITVKeane, Neville and Wright believe the referee made the wrong decision[/caption]

ITVEx-ref Walton backed the referee’s decision to award Argentina a penalty.[/caption]

The Keeper cleaned Alvarez out and the ball was swept clear before it could cross the line.

Referee Daniele Orsato then awarded a penalty and booked Livakovic for the challenge.

Lionel Messi stepped up and converted from the penalty spot to hand Argentina a semi-final lead.

It took Messi’s World Cup goals tally to 11, making him the South American’s all-time top scorer at the tournament.

Alvarez then got a goal of his own to hand Argentina a two-goal lead heading into half-time.

However, ITV‘s punditry team consisting of Premier League legends Keane, Neville and Wright, believe Argentina‘s penalty shouldn’t have been awarded.

The trio believe Livakovic had nowhere to go and Alvarez in fact ran into the keeper.

Former referee Peter Walton, however, agreed with the decision to award the spot-kick.


Walton says if the situation was flipped and the incident involved an outfield player, a foul would be given, so it shouldn’t be any different when involving a goalie.

Keane could be heard saying “wow”, as Walton gave his reasoning.

Alvarez got his second of the night in the second 45, finishing off a well-worked move orchestrated by Messi.

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