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Category: Video assistant referees (VARs)

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Players called back to pitch for penalty during half-time amid Mainz VAR chaos

• Mainz v Freiburg referee called half-time after rejecting penalty• VAR official spotted handball and players recalled for spot-kickMainz’s Bundesliga match against Freiburg could be set for a place in the record books after the home side scored just …

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Premier League clubs vote against introducing VAR next season

• Decision follows meeting on Friday to discuss trials• Premier League agrees advanced testing will continueVideo Assistant Referee will not be used in the Premier League next season after clubs voted to extend trials for another year.A decision to def…

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We have to accept VAR ruling, says England’s Gareth Southgate – video

Gareth Southgate calls for improvements in the VAR system after Italy were awarded a late penalty to claim a 1-1 draw with England. Jamie Vardy had given England a first-half lead before Lorenzo Insigne equalised two minutes from time – the first goal …

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Gareth Southgate: Italy’s penalty was not ‘clear and obvious’ for VAR

• Manager concerned by ‘debatable’ decision late on• Dele Alli did not play due to injury niggle in trainingGareth Southgate has expressed doubts over whether James Tarkowski’s challenge on Federico Chiesa should have been referred to the video assista…

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Fifa finally approves video assistant referees for 2018 Russia World Cup

• ‘We are going to have first World Cup with VAR,’ Fifa president says• Fifa to train 36 referees, plus assistants, for World Cup dutyFifa has finally – and fully – approved video review to help referees at the Russia World Cup. The last step towards g…

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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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VAR set for the World Cup in Russia but Premier League remains wary

• International Football Association Board gathers in Zurich for vote• Fifa president defends time taken by the VAR to review decisionsFootball’s lawmakers are poised to approve video assistant referees at the World Cup this summer in spite of controve…

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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 controversy: Stoke chairman ‘going off it’ before Premier League vote

• Peter Coates was in favour but is ‘less and less enamoured’• Steve Parish has said Crystal Palace will vote against VARPeter Coates has become the latest Premier League chairman to express reservations about the use of VAR before next month’s vote, w…

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VAR is going to kill the emotion in football, says Pochettino – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino offers scathing remarks after the trialling of VAR in the FA Cup. Speaking after Spurs’ comfortable 6-1 victory over Rochdale at Wembley, he added that it was ’embarrassing for everyone’ after Érik Lamela’s goal wa…

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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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José Mourinho: VAR ‘went against original protocol’ to rule out Mata goal

• Video official was deployed to judge Juan Mata offside• Lines on the screen appeared to be wavy and unevenJosé Mourinho said that the use of VAR to disallow a Juan Mata goal in Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round win over Hudderfield Town “wen…

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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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VAR edges closer to confirmation for 2018 World Cup

• Ifab recommend video technology be approved for use• Decision taken in Geneva seen as a crucial seal of approvalVideo Assistant Referees (VAR) took another step towards becoming part and parcel of football after the International Football Association…

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We will need time to get used to VAR and Alan Shearer’s childish comments don’t help | Simon Burnton

On Tuesday, VAR was praised and a day later it was widely ridiculed. But it is a new thing and to rush to furious judgment now would be infantile, whatever the conclusionAnd so the VAR debate rages on, with rage now being the apposite word. After Tuesd…

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Ten-man Melbourne City draw with Mariners after VAR awards equaliser

Central Coast Mariners 2-2 Melbourne City in GosfordMarcin Budzinski’s goal in the 86th minute was first given offsideMelbourne City played an hour with 10 men but still managed to snare an A-League point from Central Coast on Sunday.The eighth-placed …

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VAR fails the football test in more ways than we could have imagined | Barney Ronay

The game is too emotional, and the experience within the stadium too important, for it to be reined in by a system that does not cater for eitherOne of the most striking aspects of the rolling-out of video assistant referees in English football over th…

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Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Despite initial suspicions Crystal Palace manager eventually accepts verdict of new video review system that striker’s goal did not involve any handballRoy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching…

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VAR enjoys smooth debut in FA Cup as lack of drama shows system’s benefits | Amy Lawrence

Glenn Murray’s late goal was reviewed by the VAR in a quick and accurate fashion as the technology enjoyed a low-key, trouble free first match on English soilFor the grand arrival of VAR in English domestic football there ought to have been a fanfare o…