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Video assisted referring (VAR)
SandyB (IP Logged)
18 June, 2017 21:09
FIFA introduced new VAR for the first time in confederation cup n already involved in two vital decision of disallowed goal for offside n allowed goal against linesman's call of offside in Chile vs Cameron game, this will be a game changer.. do you like it??

Re: Video assisted referring (VAR)
SuperRob (IP Logged)
19 June, 2017 17:05
It's a step in the right direction.

Still think it should be the captain or coach of one of the teams who requests the video review rather than the referee. From the YouTube highlights I saw, it didn't seem particularly clear to the players that a video review was going on.

Also the referees conversations should be broadcast so they have to explain their decisions like in NFL.

Re: Video assisted referring (VAR)
SandyB (IP Logged)
19 June, 2017 18:41
That will too much of stopping isn't it? First decision was clear hairline offside, VAR can catch these stuff, 2nd decision unfortunately unclear as there were no parallel camera on Sanchez, they have a lot to improve but I wouldn't like the idea of outside challenge.

Re: Video assisted referring (VAR)
hahanice (IP Logged)
20 June, 2017 02:03
i think its fantastic. referees are incapable of making the correct decision.

we probably had 12 points worth of referee mistakes affecting our season this year.

Re: Video assisted referring (VAR)
SuperRob (IP Logged)
20 June, 2017 08:05
Each team would only get 1 incorrect challenge per half or something. If we're worried about stoppages, allow physios to come on the pitch during play and that would immediately cut out all the stoppages for players lying on the floor who aren't really injured, which is much more annoying than stopping to get a decision correct.

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