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The Football Association has submitted a report to the world governing body, asking for clarity over perceived penalty inconsistencies.

The manager was worried about the impact of England appearing in a pre-tournament referee briefings after the Iran game.

Iran were awarded a penalty from a similar incident on Monday.

There is a report in. "So far, we haven't heard anything back."

The briefing was open to the media.

The Italian said that the goal would not be allowed at the World Cup because of a clip of KalvinPhillips blocking.

Iran were given a spot-kick after a shirt- pull by England defender John Stones. Argentina was given a similar penalty against Saudi Arabia.

It's difficult to say if the penalty was a consequence of the game being reviewed by the referees or not.

Consistency is the concern. We know what we have to do and if we don't do it right, we could be punished.

"For all the teams in the tournament, there is a worry when you're not sure what's going to be given and also that uncertainty on the field and from the VAR as well."

'It's a super-difficult job, but there has to be clarity'

Gareth Southgate and John Stones
Gareth Southgate and John Stones have called for clarity on refereeing decisions at the World Cup

Stones said he didn't know what the VAR thought about the penalty decisions.

I was straight up appealing for a penalty because I wasn't one for going down. I didn't know that Harry had the same problem.

I'm a bit confused as to why nothing had been called and then for something that was never a penalty.

I don't believe in giving silly fouls or things like that, with the amount of jostling that goes on in a box, a little pull of the shirt makes someone's knees buckled.

Consistency is needed to it. It's hard to know what someone's thought process is because we sat in a refereeing meeting before the tournament and were told certain things, but our frustration is when those aren't backed up.

"That's difficult because we try to adapt our game to the way they want to referee things and I understand that they have got a super difficult job nowadays with all the cameras and so many options being different to others" There needs to be a little more clarity.

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