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# var - Thursday 5 August, 2021

VAR belatedly introduced for remainder of World Cup qualification campaign
# On Second Thoughts
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# On Second Thoughts

VAR belatedly introduced for remainder of World Cup qualification campaign

Aug 5th 2021, 3:39 PM 3,814 Views 3 Comments

The system was controversially not in use to now, to Ireland’s detriment.

# var - Monday 2 August, 2021

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season
# Var
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# Var

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season

Aug 2nd 2021, 10:46 PM 30,631 Views 40 Comments

‘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.

# var - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Mikel Arteta blames VAR and not pre-match protests as Arsenal lose to Everton
# Video Games
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# Video Games

Mikel Arteta blames VAR and not pre-match protests as Arsenal lose to Everton

Apr 24th 2021, 10:19 AM 4,222 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of Arsenal supporters marched on the ground to protest against the club’s owners.

# var - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Sam Allardyce says VAR is becoming a laughing stock
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Sam Allardyce says VAR is becoming a laughing stock

Apr 13th 2021, 7:12 PM 3,714 Views 2 Comments

Another controversial decision was made in West Brom’s 3-0 win against Southampton.

# var - Monday 29 March, 2021

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury
# Video Games
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# Video Games

Pandemic blamed for lack of VAR in World Cup qualifiers after Ronaldo fury

Mar 29th 2021, 3:43 PM 5,143 Views 5 Comments

Ronaldo thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner for Portugal in Belgrade.

# var - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate
# Frustration
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# Frustration

Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate

Dec 26th 2020, 5:30 PM 5,395 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland international’s wait for a goal continued against Fulham today.

# var - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Everton escape with point as red mist descends against Liverpool
# Var
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# Var

Everton escape with point as red mist descends against Liverpool

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 2:48 PM 45,232 Views 52 Comments

Richarlison was sent off for the Toffees while Jordan Pickford avoided similar punishment for a dangerous lunge on Virgil Van Dijk.

# var - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bournemouth to consider legal action over Hawk-Eye blunder that aided Aston Villa's survival bid
# Ghost Goal
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# Ghost Goal

Bournemouth to consider legal action over Hawk-Eye blunder that aided Aston Villa's survival bid

Jul 28th 2020, 5:13 PM 39,770 Views 39 Comments

The Cherries went down after finishing a point behind Villa.

# var - Friday 10 July, 2020

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong
# Var
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# Var

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong

Jul 10th 2020, 10:18 AM 6,859 Views 6 Comments

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.

# var - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Jose Mourinho fears for football's future after Spurs loss
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

Jose Mourinho fears for football's future after Spurs loss

Jul 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 10,789 Views 8 Comments

The Portuguese boss was not happy with some of the decisions that went against his side.

# var - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'
# Back Of The Net
From The42
# Back Of The Net

'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'

Jun 17th 2020, 10:32 PM 8,117 Views 6 Comments

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder fumed after today’s game.

Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return

Jun 17th 2020, 8:31 PM 8,716 Views 10 Comments

After 100 days in coronavirus lockdown, the Premier League returned.

# var - Friday 8 May, 2020

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match

May 8th 2020, 7:29 PM 4,584 Views 4 Comments

The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.

# var - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Do you agree with our flop of the Premier League season?
# Underwhelming
From The42
# Underwhelming

Do you agree with our flop of the Premier League season?

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:46 PM 20,573 Views 23 Comments

Who has disappointed you this season?

# var - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Maguire should have been sent off' - Lampard
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

'Maguire should have been sent off' - Lampard

Feb 18th 2020, 12:40 AM 10,577 Views 10 Comments

The Chelsea boss believes Monday’s loss to Manchester United would have been a much different game if the defender was dismissed.

# var - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Premier League chief says VAR must improve, but is here to stay
# Video Nasty
From The42
# Video Nasty

Premier League chief says VAR must improve, but is here to stay

Feb 5th 2020, 8:32 AM 2,145 Views 8 Comments

A recent survey showed more than two-thirds of fans believe the system has made the game less enjoyable.

# var - Friday 17 January, 2020

Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards
# Var
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# Var

Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards

Jan 17th 2020, 3:32 PM 3,506 Views 5 Comments

No referee has gone to review a decision using the monitors in the Premier League, instead relying on VAR to make the calls.

# var - Monday 13 January, 2020

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point

Jan 13th 2020, 5:24 PM 9,595 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, Joe Brolly has made a surprise return to television punditry.

# var - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

More VAR controversy as Villa win to climb out of relegation zone
# VAR-cical
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# VAR-cical

More VAR controversy as Villa win to climb out of relegation zone

Jan 1st 2020, 3:02 PM 12,213 Views 22 Comments

Jack Grealish’s opener ruled out because the back of Wesley’s heel was marginally offside.

# var - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia
# Var
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# Var

Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia

Dec 4th 2019, 7:46 PM 2,389 Views 4 Comments

The video assistant referee will be place after Uefa made the decision to introduce the technology despite not using it during the group stages.

# var - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall
# Savona
# Savona

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall

Updated Nov 24th 2019, 6:42 PM 48,437 Views 21 Comments

Two people in France were also killed after historic levels of rain fell in the south of the country.

# var - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Premier League agrees to VAR changes to give fans greater information
# Teething Problems
From The42
# Teething Problems

Premier League agrees to VAR changes to give fans greater information

Nov 14th 2019, 5:41 PM 6,390 Views 9 Comments

Referee’s boss Mike Riley has accepted that improvements are needed.

# var - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images
# Var
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# Var

Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images

Sep 29th 2019, 3:12 PM 12,869 Views 4 Comments

The incident related to Denis Cheryshev’s controversial goal for Valencia against Athletic Bilbao.

# var - Monday 26 August, 2019

TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis
# Video Nasty
From The42
# Video Nasty

TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis

Aug 26th 2019, 6:06 PM 4,226 Views 8 Comments

The system might learn something from the GAA.

# var - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It needs fixing' - Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after last-gasp goal disallowed
# Unhappy
From The42
# Unhappy

'It needs fixing' - Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after last-gasp goal disallowed

Aug 17th 2019, 9:32 PM 36,519 Views 60 Comments

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
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape

Aug 17th 2019, 9:24 PM 4,454 Views 6 Comments

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.

# var - Monday 17 June, 2019

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score
# Women's World Cup
From The42
# Women's World Cup

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score

Jun 17th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,201 Views 10 Comments

Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.

# var - Sunday 16 June, 2019

A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
From The42
# Good Reads

A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting

Jun 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,229 Views 4 Comments

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.

# var - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Late VAR drama as Jesse Lingard goal ruled out by inches
# Close Calls
From The42
# Close Calls

Late VAR drama as Jesse Lingard goal ruled out by inches

Jun 6th 2019, 9:53 PM 14,505 Views 16 Comments

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
# Video Replay
From The42
# Video Replay

VAR decisions to be shown on stadium screens as technology makes Premier League debut

Jun 6th 2019, 3:26 PM 3,383 Views 6 Comments

Clubs without big screens will relay the decision through PA systems and messages on scoreboards.

# var - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'I like VAR now!' - Salah revels in Liverpool's sixth Champions League success
# Spot On
From The42
# Spot On

'I like VAR now!' - Salah revels in Liverpool's sixth Champions League success

Jun 1st 2019, 10:42 PM 7,907 Views 21 Comments

The Egyptian forward helped the Reds to get their hands on European football’s grandest prize.

# var - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Mar 12th 2019, 9:25 PM 9,531 Views 2 Comments

Juventus nearly made the perfect start to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# var - Friday 8 March, 2019

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG

Mar 8th 2019, 11:23 AM 9,788 Views 21 Comments

In a retrospective explanation, European football’s governing body cited the distance of the ball as the main factor in awarding the spot kick.

# var - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right?
# Close Calls
From The42
# Close Calls

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right?

Feb 21st 2019, 9:46 AM 4,236 Views 6 Comments

The technology was employed in both the Schalke-Man City match and the Atletico-Juve encounter.

# var - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

VAR 'falls easily in favour of the big club,' says Ajax star
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

VAR 'falls easily in favour of the big club,' says Ajax star

Feb 13th 2019, 11:36 PM 6,786 Views 9 Comments

Frenkie de Jong was not happy after his side were denied a goal on Wednesday night.

# var - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'English referees cannot use VAR' - Chelsea boss Sarri slams penalty call in Spurs semi-final
# Not Impressed
From The42
# Not Impressed

'English referees cannot use VAR' - Chelsea boss Sarri slams penalty call in Spurs semi-final

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,344 Views 14 Comments

The Italian was critical of the use of video review following a controversial moment in Tuesday’s clash

# var - Monday 3 December, 2018

VAR to be introduced in Champions League from February
# All Seeing Eye
From The42
# All Seeing Eye

VAR to be introduced in Champions League from February

Dec 3rd 2018, 12:40 PM 2,011 Views 0 Comments

The system was due to be introduced next season but will be fast-tracked.

# var - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season
# Var
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# Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

Sep 27th 2018, 12:35 PM 1,797 Views 2 Comments

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# var - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 4,434 Views 3 Comments

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

# var - Monday 16 July, 2018

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup
# Assessment
From The42
# Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Jul 16th 2018, 5:16 PM 8,531 Views 5 Comments

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

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