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7 in water polo thanks to disputed cheap ralph lauren sale disallowed goal Spain's ivan perez vargas pumped his fists and screamed.His coach raised his arms in celebration.And all throughout the arena, red and gold clad spanish fans waived their flags and roared. Yes, all the signs were there that perez vargas had tied tuesday's preliminary round water polo match between spain and croatia in the final seconds with one glaring exception:Referees ruled the goal did not count. With his back to the goal and less than five seconds remaining in the match, perez vargas had whipped a shot that deflected off the croatian goalie's outstretched arm and appeared to cross the line to level the score at 8 8.The line judge initially called it a goal, but referee boris margeta of slovenia overruled the decision, preserving croatia's 8 7 victory. "We're really upset because everyone saw it was a goal and i don't know why he(The referee)Can't change the decision,"Spain's felipe perrone told reporters after the match. "The crowd saw that it was a goal, so i feel really bad about it. " Like in soccer, the ball must fully cross the goal line in water polo for it to count as a goal.The croatian goalie reached back to try to prevent the ball from crossing the line and then gave a dikembe mutumbo esque finger wag in the direction of the spanish bench, but tv replays appeared to show the goal should have counted. The controversial call, which was cheap ralph lauren trying to rally from an 8 4 third quarter deficit. Amid whistles and chants of"Goal, goal, goal"From the spanish crowd, coach rafael aguilar morillo ran around the pool to appeal to margeta, the whole time gesturing at the video screen that showed replays of the shot.Members of the spanish team swam to that side of the pool, pointed at the replays and urged the fans to get even louder.