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UEFA Euro 2024

/ 5 days ago

Euro 2024 VAR changes: How they differ from Big Five leagues

As Euro 2024 kicks off, significant changes in refereeing and technology aim to provide clarity for players and spectators regarding VAR. All this, while maintaining zero tolerance for serious foul play and dissent. These changes were highlighted during a recent media briefing at Munich's Allianz Stadium, ahead of the tournament's opening match between host nation […]


/ 13 days ago

Premier League to improve VAR after clubs vote to keep technology

Video assistant referee (VAR) is here to stay in the Premier League. Teams in the English top flight took a vote on Thursday on whether or not to scrap the technology. It was previously revealed that Wolves was leading a charge to potentially bar VAR beginning at the start of the 2024/25 season. Nevertheless, the […]

Copa America 2024

/ 25 days ago

Female referees to make historic debut at Copa America

CONMEBOL have made history by announcing that the 2024 Copa America would include female referees for the very first time. With this decision, soccer has reached a major turning point in its fight for gender parity. The tournament, scheduled from June 20 to July 14 in the United States, will include a total of 101 […]


/ 31 days ago

FIFA to trial future VAR replacement in youth soccer

In a new challenge system tested in soccer, managers may now wave their finger in the air to start a video review of a referee's call. Sports like cricket and tennis already have this feature. Now FIFA has implemented a new challenge mechanism for trials. Football Video Support, also known as FVS, is a less […]


/ 33 days ago

Premier League managers mostly back VAR, but insist on tweaks

As the 2023/24 Premier League season is set to come to an end this weekend, managers of English top-flight clubs spoke to the media on Friday. The title race is undoubtedly the biggest headline heading into the last round of matches on Sunday. After all, Manchester City is looking to secure their fourth consecutive league […]


/ 35 days ago

Premier League clubs to vote to ban VAR from 2024/25 season

Premier League teams will soon vote on a ban on the use of a Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, ahead of the 2024/25 season. According to reporter David Ornstein, English top-flight officials are unified in believing that abolishing VAR will not benefit the league. Conversely, they believe the move would only create more incorrect calls […]


/ 48 days ago

PGMOL targets VAR change in Premier League next season

Following video assistant referee intervention, Premier League fans may finally find out next season why officials have altered their minds. PGMOL has suggested a significant modification to the VAR system. As things are, spectators have no idea why referees consult the pitchside monitor and then reverse their judgment. As a result, the Premier League officials […]


/ 54 days ago

Fan-owned Swedish clubs block VAR from being introduced in nation

Video assistant referee (VAR) will not be coming to Sweden's top soccer leagues. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the president of the Swedish Football Association, announced on Friday that the decision to avoid VAR was made after a vote by the top two divisions in the nation. As a result, Sweden has become the first European country to […]


/ 55 days ago

Tebas slams goal-line technology, Barca to take legal action

There was much debate in the 2023-24 final El Clasico on whether Lamine Yamal's flick had crossed the line. This spurred discussion over the absence of goal-line technology in LaLiga. Despite its widespread usage in other top European leagues, LaLiga has yet to implement goal-line technology. The anticipated annual cost of $4.3 million has been […]


/ 56 days ago

Tim Howard backs VAR, says complaints occur with or without tech

Former United States men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has given his support for the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in soccer. The former star Everton shot-stopper even claimed that it is "low hanging fruit" to constantly complain about the technology. Howard made the comments in an article for Mail Sport. VAR has been […]

Euro 2024

/ 57 days ago

Attwell, Taylor selected to ref Euro 2024 days after EPL debacle

Premier League duo Stuart Attwell and Anthony Taylor have been chosen to officiate at Euro 2024. The upcoming tournament features the top national teams across the European continent. UEFA, the governing body of the sport in Europe, selected the controversial tandem to take part in the competition. Both Attwell and Taylor were recently involved in […]


/ 58 days ago

Semi-automated offside won't stop marginal offside decisions

Coventry's eventual loss on penalties against Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinals was nearly one of the greatest stories in FA Cup history. A monumental comeback after trailing 3-0 in the second half led to Coventry scoring a stoppage-time winner in extra time. However, Haji Wright was marginally offside in the buildup to Victor […]


/ 69 days ago

Premier League offside technology will be huge improvement

Semi-automated offside technology is finally coming to the Premier League. On Thursday, the English top flight announced that its clubs collectively voted to implement the technology for the 2024/25 season. All 20 of the Premier League teams voted in favor of making the switch. Although the technology will soon enter Premier League matches, it will […]


/ 88 days ago

Olivier Giroud sparks debate with bizarre stance on VAR

Olivier Giroud of AC Milan gave his perspective on the vexing issue of the video assistant referee (VAR). To add fuel to the fire, the prolific striker voiced his reservations about using modern technology to evaluate questionable on-field incidents. Because of this technology, the veteran claims, the game is becoming slower. The Frenchman, who is […]


/ 100 days ago

Referee cameras provide insight into often-criticized decisions

In late February, Bundesliga referee Daniel Schlager made history by wearing cameras that showed what a referee sees. Schlager's camera was attached to his earpiece, allowing him to communicate with VAR. A brief video from the Bundesliga showed that what a referee sees on the field is far different from what fans see from above. […]