Video Assistant Referee

VAR stirs FIFA World Cup drama and endless debate

Spain were awarded an equaliser to snatch a 2-2 draw against Morocco when an Iago Aspas goal was given after VAR helped referee Irmatov to reverse a mistaken offside call.

published on : 26th June 2018

Tech that: Video Assistant Referee sparks new questions on debut

The Video Assistant Referee system had been subject to much debate before the tournament, but the world got its first taste of the system on Saturday, not once but twice.

published on : 17th June 2018

France beat Australia 2-1 in FIFA World Cup after VAR history is made

Antoine Griezmann scored from the first VAR-assisted penalty awarded in the history of the World Cup as title hopefuls France battled to a 2-1 win over gutsy Australia in Kazan on Saturday.

published on : 16th June 2018

Video Assistant Referee system used for first time in FIFA World Cup history

The Video Assistant Referee system was used for the first time in World Cup history on Saturday, when France were awarded a penalty against Australia in Kazan.

published on : 16th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Not all at peace in times of Video Assistant Referee

The inclusion of Video Assistant Referee is one of the biggest on-field technological advancements football has seen ever.

published on : 14th June 2018

VAR has potential to make FIFA World Cup error-free: Refereeing chief

Promoting VAR has been one of FIFA’s top priorities in the run-up to the World Cup.

published on : 13th June 2018

Ref bosses insist VAR will help, not hinder, FIFA World Cup

FIFA director of referees Massimo Busacca admits the VAR has been rushed in for the World Cup, but insists officials are ready.

published on : 12th June 2018

VAR: Controversial video refereeing system set for World Cup debut

VAR can be used in four scenarios, after a goal has been scored, for penalty decisions, red card decisions or for a case of mistaken identity of a player who has been booked or sent off.

published on : 6th June 2018

VAR helps Italy halt England's World Cup momentum in International friendly

Lorenzo Insigne's penalty three minutes from time denied England another impressive World Cup warm-up friendly after Vardy scored earlier.

published on : 28th March 2018

FIFA gives VAR green light for World Cup, lifts 30-year Iraq ban

The World Cup, which takes place from June 14-July 15, will see VAR used to judge whether or not a goal has been scored.

published on : 17th March 2018

Mourinho wants FA Cup response from stuttering Manchester United 

Defeat at the hands of Newcastle at the weekend left Jose Mourinho's men second in the Premier League but just four points clear of Tottenham in fifth as the race for the top four heats up.

published on : 16th February 2018

Spain to introduce Video Assistant Referee next La Liga season

Spain's La Liga will use the Video Assistant Referee system next season, the country's football federation confirmed.

published on : 16th November 2017