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FILE PHOTO: Cars drive past a logo in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)

FIFA seeks better tech for offside, cheaper video review

By Associated Press | Zurich
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 07:07 PM IST
FIFA provided an update on its innovation panel’s work to also study semi-automated offside calls that can help match officials and develop cheaper video review systems for less wealthy competition organizers.
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File image of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.(REUTERS)
File image of former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.(REUTERS)

Arsene Wenger wants offside law changed to allay VAR criticism

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Arsene Wenger, who was manager of Premier League club Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be deemed onside if any part of their body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender.
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Norwich City fans hold up a banner regarding VAR after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Norwich City fans hold up a banner regarding VAR after the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Offside a sore point as VAR in full swing

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Since its debut in the 2019-20 Premier League season, the VAR has been the crux of debate despite clubs voting unanimously in favour of introducing a system which was to constantly monitor matches and would be used only for “clear and obvious errors” or “serious missed incidents”.
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp appeals to the assistant referee(Action Images via Reuters)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp appeals to the assistant referee(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool’s Klopp unhappy with VAR delays in win over Wolves

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Sadio Mane’s goal restored Liverpool’s 13-point lead over Leicester City at the top of the table but it was only confirmed after a lengthy VAR review to check for a possible handball by Adam Lallana in the build-up.
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Simon Taufel at Trump Towers on Wednesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOITO)
Simon Taufel at Trump Towers on Wednesday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOITO)

Former ‘Umpire of the year’ Simon Taufel VARy confident of tech influence on sport

By Jigar Hindocha | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The third umpire’s job is the hardest, but there is nothing like being in the centre. It is the best seat of the house, says Taufel who is on a nation-wide tour for his book ‘Finding The Gaps’
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Referee Deniz Aytekin checks the VAR during an International friendly between England and Italy.(Getty Images)
Referee Deniz Aytekin checks the VAR during an International friendly between England and Italy.(Getty Images)

Premier League braced for introduction of VAR

By Bhargab Sarmah | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 01:50 AM IST
The technology will undoubtedly boost Premier League referees’ ability to make the correct decisions.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field during half-time of the Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 2, 2019(AFP)

Argentina angry as VAR stays out of the spotlight

By Reuters | BELO HORIZONTE
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organisers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.
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England manager Phil Neville reacts(REUTERS)
England manager Phil Neville reacts(REUTERS)

England through amid VAR mayhem

By Reuters | Valenciennes
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:58 AM IST
VAR replays are not shown on big screens inside the stadium though “normal” replays were, some of which clearly seemed to indicate to the Cameroon players that they were being treated unjustly.
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Japan's Ritsu Doan and team mates celebrate at the end of the match(REUTERS)
Japan's Ritsu Doan and team mates celebrate at the end of the match(REUTERS)

Japan’s historic VAR penalty sinks Vietnam at Asian Cup

By AFP | Dubai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 09:59 PM IST
As VAR made an eventful Asian Cup debut, Maya Yoshida had a headed goal ruled out on review before Doan was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by B.T. Dung.
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A La Liga Referee checks VAR at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.(REUTERS)
A La Liga Referee checks VAR at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.(REUTERS)

VAR sparks more controversy across Europe

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 12:00 AM IST
Six months after successfully making it’s World Cup debut in Russia, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system remains a ‘work in progress’ which keeps sparking controversy across Europe’s top leagues
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Japan's defender Maya Yoshida controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group F soccer match between Japan and Oman at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)
Japan's defender Maya Yoshida controls the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group F soccer match between Japan and Oman at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019(AP)

‘Not good enough!’ Japan captain Yoshida sounds Asian Cup alarm

By AFP | Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Nagatomo likened his lucky escape to Diego Maradona’s infamous intervention against England at the 1986 World Cup, expressing relief that the VAR (video assistant referee) system is not used during the Asian Cup group stages.
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Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.(AFP)
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates with Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.(AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo brace seals new record for Juventus

By Agence France-Presse | Milan
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo curled in the opener after just two minutes in Turin adding a second from the penalty spot after 66 minutes, putting the Portuguese top of Serie A’s scoring charts with 14 goals.
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File image of Lionel Messi.(AFP)
File image of Lionel Messi.(AFP)

Champions League to use VAR from knockout stages

By Reuters | Dublin
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 07:42 PM IST
European soccer’s governing body opted against using VAR this season, despite the technology being employed by major European leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany.
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Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca at the Camp Nou.(AFP)
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and SD Huesca at the Camp Nou.(AFP)

VAR disrupts flow of game, says Barcelona striker Luis Suarez

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Luis Suarez scored a goal in Barcelona’s 8-2 win over Huesca on Sunday which was initially ruled out for offside but later awarded after the referee consulted VAR, leaving the Uruguayan unconvinced by the system.
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General view of the scoreboard as VAR confirms that the goal scored by Spain's Iago Aspas (not pictured) was onside against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
General view of the scoreboard as VAR confirms that the goal scored by Spain's Iago Aspas (not pictured) was onside against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

‘It’s not working’ - VAR off to rocky start in FIFA World Cup 2018

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 08:59 PM IST
The fact that it has helped identify clear fouls and led to a rise in penalties, barring the odd contentious one, is evidence that VAR can work if used well in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Morocco's Youssef En Nesyri, top, scores his side's second goal during the Group B match vs Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Monday.(AP)
Morocco's Youssef En Nesyri, top, scores his side's second goal during the Group B match vs Spain at the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Monday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup: Spain snatch 2-2 draw vs Morocco to top group, face Russia in Round of 16

By Reuters | Reuters, Kaliningrad
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 04:39 PM IST
After drawing 2-2 against Morocco in a Group B game, Spain will face hosts Russia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
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Saudi Arabia's Salman Al-Faraj scored the FIFA World Cup 2018’s eighteenth penalty in their Group A game vs Egypt.(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia's Salman Al-Faraj scored the FIFA World Cup 2018’s eighteenth penalty in their Group A game vs Egypt.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018 matches penalties record before knockout rounds

By Reuters | Reuters, Volgograd
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 02:29 AM IST
The use of the video assistant referee (VAR) system has contributed hugely to the spike, and it was employed again to set up Saudi Arabia’s Salman Al-Faraj for his spot kick during their FIFA World Cup 2018 game vs Egypt.
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Brazil's Neymar appeals after a challenge in the penalty area from Costa Rica's Giancarlo Gonzalez during their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
Brazil's Neymar appeals after a challenge in the penalty area from Costa Rica's Giancarlo Gonzalez during their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 22, 2018.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR controversy mars Brazil’s win over Costa Rica

By Shayne Dias | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 08:16 PM IST
Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their Group E encounter to put one foot into the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup 2018, but there was a controversial call made late in the game when Neymar was denied a penalty due to Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
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The FIFA World Cup 2018 has seen a spike in goals from set-pieces and VAR can be a big reason behind it.(AFP)
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has seen a spike in goals from set-pieces and VAR can be a big reason behind it.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Spike in goals from set-pieces as VAR debuts in Russia

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 11:42 AM IST
53% of goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 have come from restart moves in the first round, way above the tournament average in 2014 and 2010 and VAR can be a big reason behind this surge.
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Get highlights of France vs Peru, Group C FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter, here. Kylian Mbappe scored France’s only goal against Peru in a Group C match of the FIFA World Cup tonight.(Reuters)
Get highlights of France vs Peru, Group C FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter, here. Kylian Mbappe scored France’s only goal against Peru in a Group C match of the FIFA World Cup tonight.(Reuters)

FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Peru highlights: FRA beat PER, enter last 16

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Follow highlights of France vs Peru, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C encounter, here. France defeated Peru 1-0 to enter the Round of 16.
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Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system has not been met with universal approval.(REUTERS)
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system has not been met with universal approval.(REUTERS)

VAR: Controversial video referee system set for World Cup debut

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Florence
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 09:40 PM IST
Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the system that has received mixed reviews is all set to make its debut at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
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Diego Maradona was sent home from 1994 FIFA World Cup after he tested positive for drugs.(AFP)
Diego Maradona was sent home from 1994 FIFA World Cup after he tested positive for drugs.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup: When ‘foul play’ marred biggest stage

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 12:38 PM IST
From doping to contrived games, the FIFA World Cup has witnessed incidents that have tarnished football’s reputation.
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Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be making his debut at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.(REUTERS)
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be making his debut at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.(REUTERS)

Will Football win VAR of the worlds at World Cup in Russia

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 11:13 AM IST
No change in football has been subjected to the scrutiny that Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has been ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup. Image of stadium for representative purposes only.(AFP)
After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup. Image of stadium for representative purposes only.(AFP)

2018 FIFA World Cup will see coaching teams use ‘player stats tablets’

By OmniSport
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:33 AM IST
After ratifying the usage of the video assistant referee in Russia, FIFA is set to break more technological barriers at the 2018 World Cup.
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is a strong proponent of the system and says it has been shown to cut the number of mistakes and lift the pressure on match officials. Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is a strong proponent of the system and says it has been shown to cut the number of mistakes and lift the pressure on match officials. Image for representative purposes only.(AFP)

Three Italians included as first FIFA World Cup VARs named

By Reuters | Reuters, Zurich
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2018 05:16 PM IST
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is a strong proponent of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system and says it has been shown to cut the number of mistakes and lift the pressure on match officials.
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