VAR fails Uruguay after late penalty appeal dismissed
Uruguay

VAR fails Uruguay after late penalty appeal dismissed

Uruguay left it late to join the party in Qatar, producing its only noteworthy performance in the final group game. On the back of the miserable loss against Portugal, Diego Alonso ditched his oversized hipster white trainers and three man defense. In its place, he opted for an old fashioned pair of formal brown leather […]

Uruguay

/ 5 days ago

VAR fails Uruguay after late penalty appeal dismissed

Uruguay left it late to join the party in Qatar, producing its only noteworthy performance in the final group game. On the back of the miserable loss against Portugal, Diego Alonso ditched his oversized hipster white trainers and three man defense. In its place, he opted for an old fashioned pair of formal brown leather […]

SPFL to introduce VAR later this month

The Scottish Premiership, and select competitions across the SPFL, is bringing in VAR a couple of months ahead of schedule, the league announced on Wednesday. In a vote back in April, 41 out of 42 clubs voted to bring VAR to Scotland. They agreed that the change would come after the upcoming World Cup. However, […]

Leagues: Serie A

/ 85 days ago

Serie A reportedly introducing semi-automated offside technology

Reports show Italy's Serie A is ready to introduce semi-automated offside technology to assist VAR. La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that there have been discussions to bring in the technology as early as October. Serie A would be the first domestic league to use the semi-automated offside technology. However, the UEFA Champions League already uses […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 94 days ago

VAR calls to disallow goals for West Ham & Newcastle were wrong

Due to controversial officiating calls in gameweek six, the Premier League has requested that the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) in England reevaluate decisions made during in-game VAR reviews that occurred on Saturday. The two matches in question involve West Ham United, and Newcastle United. The two clubs scored goals that were disallowed after […]
Shaun Botterill

Technology

/ 154 days ago

Why soccer needs better referees, not more technology

Over the last few years, technology and Artificial Intelligence made serious advances in the world, including soccer and sport. Each month, articles and speculation arise regarding robots removing people from everyday jobs in the coming years. Consequently, that trend leaks into the beautiful game. First, goal-line technology established itself in the sport around the world. […]

Scottish Premiership to use VAR from next season

London (AFP) – Scottish Premiership clubs on Tuesday voted to use VAR technology from next season. VAR will be installed at all 12 Premiership stadiums over the coming months and is expected to be available to assist referees by December. The Scottish Professional Football League are also set to use VAR in the Scottish League […]
ByAFP

Everton

/ 281 days ago

Referees' chief apologises to Everton over Man City errors

London (AFP) – England's referees' chief has apologised to Everton manager Frank Lampard for mistakes made in Saturday's defeat by Manchester City, according to British media reports. An angry Lampard labelled VAR official Chris Kavanagh a "professional who cannot do his job right" after the 1-0 loss to the Premier League champions at Goodison Park. […]
ByAFP
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VAR

/ 369 days ago

Semi-automated offside debuts at 2021 Arab Cup

Semi-automated offside represents the newest stage of technological-integration of soccer. First off, goal-line technology provided definitive right and wrong for whether or not the ball crossed the goal line. Next, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) allowed officials to get a closer look via replay at infractions on the pitch. Taking that a step further, a new […]