Sweden were denied the spot-kick, after their forward Marcus Berg was brought down by Germany defender Jerome Boateng in the box, with Polish referee Szymon Marciniak choosing not to review the tackle.

β€œThere was definitely a penalty in our match. This situation is hard to evaluate. As far as I understood, referees wait for VAR to respond, but if the situation is obvious, VAR is not needed,” Granqvist told journalists.

He added that it was "a bit strange" that video assistant referees should take decisions about a game while not being in the midst of it.

Sweden will play their last Group F match against Mexico at the Yekaterinburg Arena on Thursday morning AEST. Mexico are top of the group, after beating Germany and South Korea in their first two matches.