VAR will make its debut in Asia’s Champions League next month, officials said Monday, as the competition gears up to restart following a six-month coronavirus hiatus.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters admits his organisation must try to improve VAR after a season marred by controversy surrounding the review technology.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be used during the upcoming 2020 AFC Under-23 Championship in Thailand, the Asian Football Association has announced.
VAR again had a major say in the results in the second round of matches in the Premier League, after Manchester City had a late winning goal controversially ruled out against Tottenham Hotspur.
Thousands of Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters howled a well-known four-letter word at VAR on Monday while their team’s manager pleaded for a solution to prevent the video review system sucking the passion out of Premier League football.
Defenders who try to impede an opponent with a sly tug of the shirt or push in the back must remember that VAR is watching them, former Porto, Barcelona and Portugal midfielder Deco told Reuters in an interview.
Mark Hughes has been a strong advocate of the VAR but the Welshman felt the technology had been used badly.
VAR controversial decisions mark the new Bundesliga season day one.
Portugal and Spain progress to the World Cup knockout rounds on a Monday night of high drama dominated by VAR decisions.
England’s FA will trial the video assistant referee system when the national side host world champions Germany in a friendly at Wembley.