England coach Phil Neville hopes the behaviour showed by Cameroon in the Round of 16 match in just a one-off incident.
The match between England and Cameroon on Sunday threw up a lot of questions about sportsmanship, behaviour and everyone's favourite piece of technology, VAR.
England came away with a 3-0 win over Cameroon in Valenciennes to book themselves a spot in the quarter-final but Cameroon felt they were hard done by.
"I don't know what you felt as an outside observer or journalist but perhaps you agree with what I saw," Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa told press after the match.
"Unfortuenly the officials wanted something else from that moment on the girls perhaps lost a bit of temper but I think we need to take our hat off despite the refereeing mistakes, for their performance."
It all started when referee Liang Qin gave England a free-kick inside the box for a passback which led to the first goal for the Lionesses. Replays show that this may have been the wrong call as it appears as the ball was miscontrolled but it set a catalyst for what unfolded.
It was also during this time Augustine Ejangue was caught on camera spitting toward Toni Duggan but despite VAR available for review, which could've been a red card, but she faced no repercussions.
As halftime approached, Ellen White doubled England's lead but her goal was called for being offside. However, VAR stepped in and overruled this decision, which was correct as White was clearly onside from replays.
However, this didn't sit well with Cameroon.
While Djeumfa refutes the following happened, it does appear that his side refuses to kick-off after the awarding of the goal. The 11 players came to the centre circle and had a discussion amongst themselves.
The side was unhappy that the referee didn't check the replay herself on the sideline, but she doesn't have too.
After halftime, Cameroon scored a goal which would have brought the scores to 2-1 but after giving the goal, VAR checked for a possible offside. Gabrielle Onguene foot, by the slimmest of margins, was offside in the lead-up and Ajara Nchout goal was overturned.
"It was an absolute disgrace, it was a miscarriage of justice," Djeumfa said.
"I believe if we had half the deficit than I really believe that there would've been a different result at the end of the game if that goal had been allowed."
While England would all but cement their spot in the next round with an Alex Greenwood goal, it wasn't an enjoyable game for the team.
"I didn't enjoy the game for that reason. The players didn't enjoy the game for that reason apart from the fact they are in a quarter-final," Neville said.
The frustration boiled over when in stoppage time England captain Steph Houghton was caught by a late challenge by Alexandra Takounda.
Cameroon captain Gabrielle Onguene then started to berate Houghton as she lay on the floor.
After the match, accusations flew around that referee was favouring England and that it was a way to eliminate an African team with Neville being asked in the post-match press conference about the situation.
"I've got great respect for African football but I've got to say that the accusations and the comments you've made, I totally disagree with," he said.
"The better team won."
Neville hopes that this is just a one-off incident.
"I've watched Cameroon play in the last three games in the World Cup and their supporters outside the hotel today were dancing and singing, that's what the World Cup is all about," he said.
"I'm hoping this is an isolated incident with a group of players who wanted to do well, you could feel their emotion and hurt.
"I'm sure they regret how they behaved."