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This year
Spain arrests seven over Vinicius racism incidents
La Liga has been engulfed in a racism scandal after the Real Madrid player was subjected to racist taunts during Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Valencia.
Video assistant referee Lee Mason leaves PGMOL after Brentford-Arsenal error
Mason caused controversy last weekend after failing to spot an offside in the build-up to Brentford’s equaliser.
Last year
VAR 'not quick enough' with making decisions - Henry
The World Cup winner is not against the technology, but is concerned by the speed of the reviews.
Referees ‘made to look foolish’ by Premier League’s usage of VAR
West Ham and Newcastle had goals controversially disallowed on Saturday following checks.
Premier League asks PGMOL to review VAR decisions at Chelsea and Newcastle
West Ham were denied a late equaliser at Stamford Bridge while a Tyrick Mitchell own goal was chalked off at St James’ Park.
Uefa rubbishes Sweden’s criticism of VAR support at Euro 2022
AC Milan forward Kosovare Asllani criticised the governing body for ‘using 50% fewer cameras’.
Pochettino criticises referee after PSG collapse against Real Madrid
Pochettino was left angered that PSG were not given a free-kick for Benzema’s challenge on Gianluigi Donnarumma.
'I’m upset that we don’t end up with three points' - Arsenal rue VAR inconsistency
Gunners assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg was unhappy after
All time
Antonio Conte makes Tottenham history, refuses to be drawn on VAR controversy
Spurs had goals disallowed for a marginal offside against Harry Kane and a foul on keeper Fraser Forster as they drew with Southampton.
Controversy in Germany with Bayern getting rub of the green en route to 3-2 win over Dortmund
Dortmund players and fans were left fuming following two contentious decisions in the second-half.
VAR belatedly introduced for remainder of World Cup qualification campaign
The system was controversially not in use to now, to Ireland’s detriment.
Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season
‘Effectively, what we give back to the game is 20 goals that would have been disallowed last season by using quite forensic scrutiny,’ said referees chief Mike Riley.
Mikel Arteta blames VAR and not pre-match protests as Arsenal lose to Everton
Thousands of Arsenal supporters marched on the ground to protest against the club’s owners.
Sam Allardyce says VAR is becoming a laughing stock
Another controversial decision was made in West Brom’s 3-0 win against Southampton.
Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.
Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate
The Ireland international’s wait for a goal continued against Fulham today.
Everton escape with point as red mist descends against Liverpool
Richarlison was sent off for the Toffees while Jordan Pickford avoided similar punishment for a dangerous lunge on Virgil Van Dijk.
Bournemouth to consider legal action over Hawk-Eye blunder that aided Aston Villa's survival bid
The Cherries went down after finishing a point behind Villa.
Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong
A Premier League spokesperson told Match of the Day that the video assistant referee made wrong calls in all three of last night’s fixtures.
Jose Mourinho fears for football's future after Spurs loss
The Portuguese boss was not happy with some of the decisions that went against his side.
'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder fumed after today’s game.
Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return
After 100 days in coronavirus lockdown, the Premier League returned.
Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.
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'Maguire should have been sent off' - Lampard
The Chelsea boss believes Monday’s loss to Manchester United would have been a much different game if the defender was dismissed.
Premier League chief says VAR must improve, but is here to stay
A recent survey showed more than two-thirds of fans believe the system has made the game less enjoyable.
Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards
No referee has gone to review a decision using the monitors in the Premier League, instead relying on VAR to make the calls.
TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point
Elsewhere, Joe Brolly has made a surprise return to television punditry.
More VAR controversy as Villa win to climb out of relegation zone
Jack Grealish’s opener ruled out because the back of Wesley’s heel was marginally offside.
Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia
The video assistant referee will be place after Uefa made the decision to introduce the technology despite not using it during the group stages.
Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall
Two people in France were also killed after historic levels of rain fell in the south of the country.
Premier League agrees to VAR changes to give fans greater information
Referee’s boss Mike Riley has accepted that improvements are needed.
Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images
The incident related to Denis Cheryshev’s controversial goal for Valencia against Athletic Bilbao.
TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis
The system might learn something from the GAA.
'It needs fixing' - Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after last-gasp goal disallowed
The drama was reminiscent of last season’s Champions League quarter-final when City were also denied late on.
'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape
Gabriel Jesus thought he had extended City’s league winning run to 16 games, only to see his last-gasp goal ruled out for a handball.
Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score
Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.
A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting
Stick the kettle on. We’ve thrown a couple of extra ones in here for you this week in case it’s still raining by the time Sunday rolls around.
Late VAR drama as Jesse Lingard goal ruled out by inches
England and Netherlands both had nervy moments in the second half of the Nations League semi-finals.
VAR decisions to be shown on stadium screens as technology makes Premier League debut
Clubs without big screens will relay the decision through PA systems and messages on scoreboards.