VAR now to be used from 2019 AFCON quarter-finals
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will now be introduced from the quarter-finals stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Women’s World Cup: 'Goalkeepers, won't be booked for stepping off line during shootouts'
Goalkeepers at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will not be booked for stepping off the goalline during penalty shootouts to reduce the likelihood of them being sent off. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the game’s law-making body, said on Friday it approved a request by world governing body FIFA for a…
VAR denies Brazil as Venezuela battle to draw
Brazil was held to a 0-0 draw against Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday after a dramatic finale which saw a late Philippe Coutinho strike ruled out by VAR.
Dennerby praises gallant Falcons as analysts condemn harsh VAR rules
The gallant falcons played their best game of the on-going FIFA Women World Cup in France, but at the end, the Super Falcons, reduced to 10 players in the second half, succumbed to the hosts via a debatable penalty kick on Monday.
Spirited comeback earns Ukraine first U-20 title
Ukraine, yesterday, lifted the FIFA U-20 World Cup champions for the first time after coming from behind to defeat Korea Republic 3-1 in the Poland 2019 final at Lodz Stadium. Korea Republic struck quickly through Lee Kangin, who converted his penalty in the fifth minute after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check determined that captain…
Error can still be made with Var, Guardiola claims
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola feels the introduction of VAR cannot stop referees making errors after the technology contributed to his side’s Champions League exit. Tottenham’s decisive strike in a quarter-final that ended 4-4 on aggregate - Spurs progressing on away goals - was scored by Fernando Llorente, the ball appearing to brush the striker…
'Cruel' Champions League exit will not change Guardiola's support of VAR
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted VAR does produce "fair football" despite a cruel Champions League quarter-final exit on away goals to Tottenham after a pulsating tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.
Marseille survive late VAR drama to stay in Champions League hunt
Marseille kept up their hunt for Champions League football on Saturday despite losing in-form striker Mario Balotelli to injury after VAR saw them escape last-gasp penalty drama to beat Nimes 2-1. Balotelli has helped kick-start Marseille's chase for European football with seven goals in 10 Ligue 1 games since arriving from Nice in January but…
Deeney joy as 'special' Watford reach FA Cup final
Watford captain Troy Deeney hailed his side's "special" comeback as they reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1984 with a dramatic 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday.
VAR supporter Guardiola wants quicker decisions
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola again backed the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, but called for decisions using the system to be speeded up after his side's 7-0 thrashing of Schalke to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.