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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 10:28 UTC

Tag: Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:12 UTC

    FIFA confirms success of the Video Assistant Referee system

    A total of 335 incidents have been checked in the 48 group stage games completed over the last 15 days, reported Pierluigi Collina

    FIFA says stats from 48 games point to success of the Video Assistant Referee system debuting at the World Cup. At a briefing in Moscow on Friday, FIFA Referees' Committee chairman Pierluigi Collina underscored the importance of VAR in guiding refereeing decisions at the Russia World Cup; it’s the first time the technology has been used at the quadrennial tournament.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    Iran's coach strongly questions the Video Assistant Referee at the Russia World Cup

    Queiroz and his squad have been at the “mercy” of VAR during this Cup including having a goal scored by Iran disallowed in stoppage time against Spain last week

    The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) used in the Russia World Cup has been praised by many, but also strongly criticized by some. One of those who does not see the benefit of VAR is Iran’s coach, Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese-born manager says the new system has not only created confusion but also, according to him, taken the game away from the fans.