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Tech company behind Man Utd’s VAR ‘wobble’ apologises

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London (AFP) – The company responsible for the ‘wobbly line’ that caused confusion during Manchester United’s debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error.

Juan Mata thought he had put United 2-0 up against Huddersfield Town just before half-time in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday following Romelu Lukaku’s early opener.

Tech company behind Man Utd’s VAR ‘wobble’ apologises

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London (AFP) – The company responsible for the ‘wobbly line’ that caused confusion during Manchester United’s debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error.

Juan Mata thought he had put United 2-0 up against Huddersfield Town just before half-time in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday following Romelu Lukaku’s early opener.

West Bromwich beat Liverpool amid VAR chaos, Spurs avoid upset

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London (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez scored twice as West Bromwich Albion stunned Liverpool with a 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win at Anfield on Saturday in a tie overshadowed by the Video Assistant Referee, after Harry Kane spared Tottenham a shock defeat by lowly Newport.

A remarkable first half on Merseyside saw the Baggies, second-bottom in the top flight, race into a 2-1 lead inside 11 minutes against a Liverpool team pushing for a place in the Champions League.

West Bromwich beat Liverpool amid VAR chaos, Spurs avoid upset

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London (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez scored twice as West Bromwich Albion stunned Liverpool with a 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win at Anfield on Saturday in a tie overshadowed by the Video Assistant Referee, after Harry Kane spared Tottenham a shock defeat by lowly Newport.

A remarkable first half on Merseyside saw the Baggies, second-bottom in the top flight, race into a 2-1 lead inside 11 minutes against a Liverpool team pushing for a place in the Champions League.

West Brom beat Liverpool amid VAR chaos, Spurs avoid upset

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London (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez scored twice as West Brom stunned Liverpool with a 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win at Anfield on Saturday in a tie overshadowed by the Video Assistant Referee, after Harry Kane spared Tottenham a shock defeat by lowly Newport.

A remarkable first half on Merseyside saw the Baggies, second-bottom in the top flight, race into a 2-1 lead inside 11 minutes against a Liverpool team pushing for a place in the Champions League.

West Brom beat Liverpool amid VAR chaos, Spurs avoid upset

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London (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez scored twice as West Brom stunned Liverpool with a 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win at Anfield on Saturday in a tie overshadowed by the Video Assistant Referee, after Harry Kane spared Tottenham a shock defeat by lowly Newport.

A remarkable first half on Merseyside saw the Baggies, second-bottom in the top flight, race into a 2-1 lead inside 11 minutes against a Liverpool team pushing for a place in the Champions League.

French league ends goal-line technology contract

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Paris (AFP) – The French league have ended their contract with German company GoalControl after a series of problems with its goal-line technology.

The French had suspended use of the system on January 11 after “two serious dysfunctions” in the League Cup.

“Taking account of the numerous anomalies in the GoalControl system, we have agreed to immediately terminate…without further action or compensation from either side,” Didier Quillot, head of the French league wrote in an email on Tuesday to members of the administrative committee.

French league ends goal-line technology contract

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Paris (AFP) – The French league have ended their contract with German company GoalControl after a series of problems with its goal-line technology.

The French had suspended use of the system on January 11 after “two serious dysfunctions” in the League Cup.

“Taking account of the numerous anomalies in the GoalControl system, we have agreed to immediately terminate…without further action or compensation from either side,” Didier Quillot, head of the French league wrote in an email on Tuesday to members of the administrative committee.

Hodgson praises VAR system after English football debut

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton’s winning goal.

Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat of Palace on Monday but, with suggestions of handball, there was confusion among players, fans at the ground and TV viewers over whether VAR had had any influence on the decision.

Hodgson praises VAR system after English football debut

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London (AFP) – Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised the video assistant referee (VAR) system after its debut in English competitive football following initial confusion around Brighton’s winning goal.

Brighton’s Glenn Murray scored a late winner in the home side’s 2-1 FA Cup third-round defeat of Palace on Monday but, with suggestions of handball, there was confusion among players, fans at the ground and TV viewers over whether VAR had had any influence on the decision.

Brighton beat Crystal Palace on VAR debut

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Substitute Glenn Murray grabbed Brighton and Hove Albion a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory over rivals Crystal Palace on Monday as video technology made its bow in England.

It was the first time the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system had been used in English football for a one-off trial, but was never needed to overturn any decision by referee Andre Marriner at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton beat Crystal Palace on VAR debut

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Substitute Glenn Murray grabbed Brighton and Hove Albion a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory over rivals Crystal Palace on Monday as video technology made its bow in England.

It was the first time the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system had been used in English football for a one-off trial, but was never needed to overturn any decision by referee Andre Marriner at the Amex Stadium.

Roma close gap on Napoli after derby win

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Milan (AFP) – Roma moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli after squeezing past local rivals Lazio 2-1 on Sunday as Italy resumed domestic action in the wake of the World Cup disaster for the national team.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side moved to third in Serie A level on 30 points with Inter Milan ahead of Napoli’s clash later with AC Milan.

Roma close gap on Napoli after derby win

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Milan (AFP) – Roma moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli after squeezing past local rivals Lazio 2-1 on Sunday as Italy resumed domestic action in the wake of the World Cup disaster for the national team.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side moved to third in Serie A level on 30 points with Inter Milan ahead of Napoli’s clash later with AC Milan.

Dortmund suffer double injury blow as Spurs loom

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra both suffered injuries in Borussia Dortmund’s frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund play Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group stage match, but lost Schmelzer to an ankle injury and Bartra with a groin strain in Freiburg.

Dortmund suffer double injury blow as Spurs loom

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Berlin (AFP) – Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra both suffered injuries in Borussia Dortmund’s frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund play Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in their opening Champions League group stage match, but lost Schmelzer to an ankle injury and Bartra with a groin strain in Freiburg.

Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg as Champions League Spurs clash looms

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund face Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in a high-profile opening Champions League group stage match.

Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg as Champions League Spurs clash looms

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund stuttered to a frustrating goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday ahead of their midweek Wembley clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund face Spurs at London’s iconic stadium on Wednesday in a high-profile opening Champions League group stage match.

Video ref gets thumbs up on Bundesliga debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The historic debut of the video assistant referee in Germany’s top flight got a thumbs up from the relieved match referee after it spotted a penalty in Bayern Munich’s opening win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were 2-0 up at home in Friday’s first game of the new Bundesliga season when the VAR, which is being trialled for the first time in the German league this season, made its first intervention.

Video ref gets thumbs up on Bundesliga debut

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Berlin (AFP) – The historic debut of the video assistant referee in Germany’s top flight got a thumbs up from the relieved match referee after it spotted a penalty in Bayern Munich’s opening win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern were 2-0 up at home in Friday’s first game of the new Bundesliga season when the VAR, which is being trialled for the first time in the German league this season, made its first intervention.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

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Berlin (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into play for the first time to spot that Lewandowski was fouled in the area in the second-half.

FIFA referees chief wants shorter video delays

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – FIFA’s referees chief said Monday he wants less delays caused by the video assistant referee and to reduce disruptions from the system being tested for next year’s World Cup.

World football’s governing body is using the Confederations Cup in Russia to test the video assistant referee (VAR) system for the first time at a major senior international tournament.

FIFA referees chief wants shorter video delays

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – FIFA’s referees chief said Monday he wants less delays caused by the video assistant referee and to reduce disruptions from the system being tested for next year’s World Cup.

World football’s governing body is using the Confederations Cup in Russia to test the video assistant referee (VAR) system for the first time at a major senior international tournament.

FIFA lifts Messi four-game international ban

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA on Friday overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment.

The U-turn is a major boost to Argentina’s hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup in Russia, with the South Americans struggling in regional qualifying.

Video technology ‘fair but kills spectacle’

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Paris (AFP) – The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews on Wednesday, praised by most for being more fair but condemned by some for killing the spectacle.

France lost 2-0 in Paris on Tuesday in a game in which the Spanish side benefited twice from crucial video assistant referee decisions.

Video technology ‘fair but kills spectacle’

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Paris (AFP) – The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews on Wednesday, praised by most for being more fair but condemned by some for killing the spectacle.

France lost 2-0 in Paris on Tuesday in a game in which the Spanish side benefited twice from crucial video assistant referee decisions.

Lionel Messi banned for four Argentina games

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Zurich (AFP) – Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee.

Messi was found guilty of “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” in the World Cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from the Barcelona hitman.

Lionel Messi banned for four Argentina games

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Zurich (AFP) – Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee.

Messi was found guilty of “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” in the World Cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty from the Barcelona hitman.

Mourinho eyes Wenger’s FA charge

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho intends to keep a close watch on how the Football Association deal with the misconduct charge facing Arsene Wenger.

Manchester United manager Mourinho is keen to ensure Wenger is dealt with correctly after the Arsenal boss was accused of verbally abusing and pushing a fourth official during a win against Burnley on Sunday.

Mourinho eyes Wenger’s FA charge

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho intends to keep a close watch on how the Football Association deal with the misconduct charge facing Arsene Wenger.

Manchester United manager Mourinho is keen to ensure Wenger is dealt with correctly after the Arsenal boss was accused of verbally abusing and pushing a fourth official during a win against Burnley on Sunday.

FC Barcelona

Tory MP Douglas Ross Shown ‘Red Card’ In Parliament After Dipping Out Of Debate To Run Line In Champions League Match (Video)

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Conservative MP Douglas Ross has taken a bit of a battering after ditching a Parliamentary debate about welfare reform on Wednesday in favour of running the line at the Camp Nou.

As well as being the Tory MP for Moray, Ross is also a qualified professional assistant referee, and can regularly be seen officiating in the Scottish Premiership.

GIF Video- Arda Turan throws cleats at assistant referee Copa del Rey Arda hurls boots linesman

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Southampton 1-1 Chelsea: Two points dropped thanks to the Referee!

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Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton at St Mary's this afternoon and on the overall play deserved all three points. But for the Referee, Chelsea would have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League tonight after Manchester City were held to a draw by Burnley.

Anyone who watched that game this afternoon WILL agree that the tackle on Cesc Fabregas was a 100% stonewall penalty!

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 26

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The introduction of goal line technology this season has resulted in key decisions being made correctly through the use of the referee's watch, which beeps whenever the whole of the ball crosses the goal line.

During Tuesday's game at the KC Stadium between Hull City and Southampton, there was a goalmouth scramble where 3 shots were fired towards the net in quick succession.

Reviewing Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 23

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Better late than never, here's a review of the key refereeing decisions from the mid-week Premier League matches — and what the match officials got right and wrong.

Beginning at White Hart Lane, the home side were 1-0 down and half time was approaching, when a free kick from Christian Eriksen was converted by an onside Michael Dawson.

Fabian Espindola

MLS confirms rumored six-game suspension for D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola

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Espindola shoved an assistant referee, and will pay the price as a result.

Last Thursday, we discussed reports that Fabian Espindola would be suspended for the first six games of the 2015 MLS season. That hypothetical has, as expected, become a reality. MLS has confirmed that Espindola will be banned from D.

Report: D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola will be suspended for the first six games of the 2015 season

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Steve Goff of The Washington Post says all indications point to a six-game suspension for Espindola after he made contact with an official upon United's elimination from the playoffs.

Everyone around D.C. United - the coaches, players, and fans - were all likely nervous about how long Fabian Espindola's suspension for shoving an assistant referee would be.

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MLS to implement VAR beginning August 5th

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It has been known that MLS would incorporate Video Assistant Referee technology after the All-Star Game, but that introduction now has an official start date.

The league announced on Thursday that it would begin incorporating Video Review procedures league-wide beginning on August 5th, including every MLS regular season and postseason game.

Copa America 2016: Uruguay vs. Venezuela time, TV schedule, and live stream

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Uruguay looks to right the ship while Venezuela tries to hold onto second place in Group C.

Game: Uruguay vs. Venezuela

Date: Thursday, June 9th

Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern

Venue: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, PA)

Referees: Referee: Patricio Loustau (ARG), Assistant Referee 1: Ezequiel Braiolvsky (ARG), Assistant Referee 2: Ariel Scime (ARG), Fourth Official: Roddy Zambrano (ECU), Reserve Assistant: Luis Vera (ECU)

Television: Fox Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network

Streaming: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2Go

How Uruguay will look: In their tournament-opening loss to Mexico, Uruguay decided to roll out a 4-2-3-1.

Copa America 2016: Mexico vs. Jamaica time, TV schedule and live stream plus full schedule for Day 7

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Mexico will look to continue riding a wave of success, while Jamaica looks to prove they're for real. Here's how you can watch and what to expect from tomorrow's match.

Game: Mexico vs. Jamaica

Date: Thursday, June 9th

Time: 10:00 PM Eastern (9:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Pacific, 2:00 AM UTC)

Venue: The Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)

Referees: Referee: Wilton Sampaio (BRA), Assistant Referee 1: Gustavo Rossi (ARG), Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Leon (COL), Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC), Reserve Assistant: Octavio Jara (CRC)

Television: FOX Sports 1 (USA), Univision (USA), Univision Deportes (USA), SportsMax 2 (Jamaica), Sky HD (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico), Univision TDN (Mexico)

Streaming: FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO, fuboTV

The last time these clubs faced off, it was a year ago right here in Philadelphia for the 2015 Gold Cup Final.