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/ 3 days ago

Revolutionary plan to put end to dishonest referees revealed

Ukrainian hero Andriy Shevchenko has been in the spotlight since becoming President of the Ukraine Football Association in late January. Yet, the former striker is doing more than managing the soccer of Ukraine. He is addressing the long-standing problem of referee prejudice. Several people felt strongly about the selection of Shevchenko as president of the […]


/ 43 days ago

Madrid release another video of referees' errors despite inquiry

Real Madrid were the subject of an inquiry that was disclosed earlier this week by the Spanish Football Federation. For one thing, they have been utilizing their TV station to air documentaries. In those videos, they criticize the ‘errors’ of the referees who will be in charge of their next matches. As the first team […]


/ 50 days ago

Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has brought increased scrutiny, debate and controversy around officiating decisions. Currently, the league is commonplace across Europe, with many leagues across the world implementing the change. The Croatia Premier League has become the latest lightning rod for VAR criticism. Bruno Marić, the head of the Croatian refereeing body, resigned after […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 58 days ago

Youth and college referees step in to officiate 2024 MLS games

The 2024 season of Major League Soccer has begun with a lockout of referees. Due to the failure of the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) and the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, MLS has used substitute referees in all of its games. Just as the season was about to […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 64 days ago

MLS to start 2024 season with replacement referees

MLS referees withdrew from the 2024 season's first week of the season after the rejection of a collective bargaining deal. In fact, it has since caused widespread confusion. The outcome is that the league has had to bring in substitutes at the eleventh hour. Almost all members of the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) voted […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 64 days ago

Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Nottingham Forest has taken a bold step forward by bringing in Mark Clattenburg to help them navigate the unpredictable world of soccer officiating. In elite-level refereeing, his name is almost a byword. The 48-year-old has a stellar 13-year Premier League career under his belt. He has also managed the complex dynamics of the Champions League […]

English Football

/ 74 days ago

Premier League claims 96% of VAR calls are right amid issues

A top Premier League chief has proclaimed that 96% of refereeing decisions this season have been correct. Tony Scholes, the division's Chief Football Officer, made the comments during a recent interview with Sky Sports. Scholes insisted that VAR has helped boost this officiating accuracy in recent years. He claimed that referees were only right about […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 82 days ago

Premier League VAR rules undergo significant change for 2024-25

Premier League officials are contemplating a historic change that would usher in a new era of VAR in soccer. Officials in the Premier League would supposedly explain VAR decisions to spectators during gameplay. President Howard Webb of PGMOL is leading the charge on this project. It seeks to restore faith in the league's officials by […]

Carlo Ancelotti

/ 86 days ago

Endless conflicts: Ancelotti fires back at Barca with Negreira dig

Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, made the assertion earlier this week that Real Madrid are often favored in La Liga and that others are not treated fairly, leading Carlo Ancelotti to respond, citing the Negreira case. In the previous matchday, Los Blancos were down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. However, with the help of […]


/ 89 days ago

Real Madrid's VAR leak prompts Spanish FA to file complaint

The new week has seen the continuation of the aftermath of Sunday's contentious match between Real Madrid and Almeria. It is because a VAR audio from two distinct events during the La Liga encounter went public without authorization. Against last-place Almeria at home last weekend in the Spanish league, Real Madrid almost avoided a humiliating […]

Leagues: Serie A

/ 116 days ago

Saudi Pro League set to lure first Italian referee after EPL block

Following Al-Nassr's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo last year, the Saudi government has shifted its attention to soccer at an increasing rate. European soccer was rocked in the summer when a slew of players received massive transfer bids from clubs funded by the sovereign wealth fund. Neymar, Roberto Mancini, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Karim Benzema, and Karim Benzema […]


/ 126 days ago

FA fine Man City $150,000 after players rage at referee

The Football Association has hit Man City with a fine of £120,000 ($150,000) after several of their players had surrounded referee Simon Hooper following the recent 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium. Hooper called a play back after initially opting for an advantage to City in the 94th minute. After Emerson Royal […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 129 days ago

Premier League beefs up diversity with new referee assignments

The Premier League announced its newest referee assignments for later in December. It is bringing the first female referee ever and the first black referee in 15 years. It marks a watershed moment in the league's history. A first for the Premier League, Sam Allison will become the first Black official to officiate a game. […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 131 days ago

PGMOL chief admits to another referee error in Premier League

Premier League referee Simon Hooper was left "devastated" after committing a crucial error in a recent match. PGMOL chief Howard Webb, who oversees the officiating board for the Premier League, revealed the news on Tuesday. The former referee now helps determine officials for each of the Premier League's games. Hooper was in charge of a […]

CBS Sports

/ 132 days ago

Christina Unkel excels in CBS role as referee rules analyst

Christina Unkel has become the star of the show on CBS Sports and Paramount+'s soccer coverage. Her manner of explaining referee decisions and interpretation of the laws of soccer has been the most effective on English-language television. Her presence on air has deepened our understanding of the rules. It allows the viewer to understand why […]