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Category: Referees

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VAR a ‘fair way away’ from being used in Football League games

• Chief executive says full implementation unlikely soon• Shaun Harvey: ‘We don’t have the TV cameras in place’After the introduction of VAR was postponed by the Premier League, the chief executive of the EFL has said video technology is a “fair way aw…

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There is a cloud hanging over this World Cup and Fifa must not ignore it | Stuart James

An otherwise brilliant World Cup has been cheapened by the kind of histrionics witnessed in England’s game with Colombia and they have become a cancer in the gameThere was a time when we used to sneer at the antics deployed by South American nations, o…

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Pierluigi Collina confirms holding crackdown as VAR is hailed success

• Chairman of referees says action taken after early incidents• Total of 14 decisions overturned thanks to video in group stagePierluigi Collina has confirmed Fifa cracked down on holding by defenders at set pieces after a series of early incidents at …

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Former referee Mark Halsey admits booking player who asked for card

• Player wanted subsequent suspension to pass before derby• Halsey: ‘He asked if I could show a yellow. And I did actually’Mark Halsey says he was approached by a player during an English top-flight game in 2011 asking to be booked.The former Premier L…

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Former referee Mark Halsey admits booking player who asked for card

• Player wanted subsequent suspension to pass before derby• Halsey: ‘He asked if I could show a yellow. And I did actually’Mark Halsey says he was approached by a player during an English top-flight game in 2011 asking to be booked.The former Premier L…

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VAR enjoys largely positive World Cup debut to confound football’s luddites

As with previous innovations that met with a hostile reception and then general approval, use of the video referee will become part and parcel of the gameWhen the controversial new rule came in, the real football men could barely hide their contempt. “…

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Leave it to VAR: World Cup referees told not to flag for tight offsides

• Pierluigi Collina tells officials to let video rule out goals• VAR rulings will be replayed on big screens inside stadiumsFans inside the World Cup stadiums will be shown replays of incidents requiring video assistant refereeing decisions to reduce t…

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England players given crash course over new World Cup disciplinary rules

• Referees are allowed to take retrospective action during games• Gareth Southgate is anxious his team understand the changesEngland’s footballers are to be given a crash course in the new disciplinary rules being implemented in time for the World Cup …

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Will VAR improve the World Cup?

VAR has been used in various league and cup competitions around the world. Is it a step forward for the World Cup?• Who are you supporting – and how will your team fare?Every World Cup breaks new ground. The first tournament was held in 1930; qualifica…

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From Leicester-Fleetwood to Mainz-Freiburg, VAR’s highs and lows so far | Paul MacInnes

After the farcical scenes in Germany, here are some good and bad examples from the video assistant referee’s back catalogueMainz v Freiburg, 16 Apr 2018 Continue reading…

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Why sympathy for Gianluigi Buffon should be in short supply | David Conn

Juventus goalkeeper’s protest to Michael Oliver – which saw him sent off – may cause unpleasant repercussions for the embattled officials at the lowest levels of footballHeartfelt sympathy is extended to Gianluigi Buffon, of course, railing with much o…

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VAR is another slap in the face for the long-suffering paying spectator | Paul Wilson

The experiment, which has left fans without a clue what is going on, has shown control of a game is best left to the referee and linesmenAs a pundit, Robbie Savage is not generally known for being incisive but he was bang on the money with his condemna…

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VAR technology to be used at Russia World Cup after lawmakers’ vote

• Zurich meeting unanimously approves technology for Russia 2018• Premier League not certain to follow suit as reservations lingerVideo assistant referees will be used at the World Cup this summer after a meeting of football’s lawmakers unanimously app…

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From faster decisions to less panic: five ways VAR could be improved | Paul MacInnes

New system is having teething problems but can be refined by making it quicker and sticking more closely to its ground rulesThis is both the trickiest fix to effect and the most vital. On Wednesday night the Wembley crowd could have succumbed to hypoth…

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VAR likely to be used at World Cup but not in 2018-19 Champions League

• Fifa’s Infantino says system almost certain to be deployed in Russia• Uefa leader holds different view and believes VAR needs more timeUefa has confirmed that video assistant referees will not be used in next season’s Champions League, on the same da…

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Referees’ body to meet Manchester City over concerns about bad tackles

• PGMOL unlikely to consider retrospective upgrading of cards• City claim there has been dangerous run of tackles on their playersManchester City have been granted a meeting with the governing body of Premier League referees to discuss Pep Guardiola’s …

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VAR and the giant flag: how a match in Portugal became the scene of farce

• Third goal in Aves’s win against Boavista stands following review • VAR unable to rule it out after Boavista fan blocks camera with flagA match in Portugal’s Primeira Liga became the scene of a farcical incident involving a video assistant referee, a…

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Referee Jon Moss ‘misguided’ to ask for TV help in Liverpool game

• Jon Moss asked fourth official for TV evidence after penalty award• Referees’ organisation backs decision to give first spot-kickJon Moss was “misguided” in asking for TV assistance when awarding Tottenham their first penalty at Liverpool but called …

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Former Premier League referee Paul Alcock dies aged 64

• Referee was in spotlight after Paolo Di Canio push in 1998• Mike Riley leads tributes to ‘hugely respected’ former officialThe former Premier League referee Paul Alcock has died at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer.The official was thrust into…

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VAR could curb bad challenges – but football’s technology quandary would deepen | Paul MacInnes

After Joe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané it is natural to wonder whether VAR should be extended to include tackles, but the consequences could be confusing and complexJoe Bennett’s challenge on Leroy Sané has left the winger injured for up to a mont…