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New England Revolution

Revolution in favor of Video Review in MLS

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Heaps: The reality is I'm a fan of it if they get it right.

On Saturday, the New England Revolution got their first glimpses at Video Review when referee Ismail Elfath inspected two plays. Although it's still new, the Revs like what they've seen so far.

"The reality is I'm a fan of it if they get it right," head coach Jay Heaps explained.

Did the Revolution deserve a PK against Toronto?

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Teal Bunbury went down moments before Sebastian Giovinco's goal. Should the referee have pointed to the spot?

Seconds before Sebastian Giovinco leveled the scoring for Toronto FC, the New England Revolution were looking for a penalty on the opposite end. The play in question featured Drew Moor making a last-gasp tackle on Teal Bunbury.

Videos

Bayern Munich: Franck Ribery Cheekily Unties Referee’s Boot Laces Before Whipping Home 20-Yard Freekick (Video)

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Bayern Munich got their DFB Pokal campaign off to a flying start on Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 rollicking of third-tier Chemnitzer FC.

Franck Ribery scored the fourth goal of the onslaught by tucking away a smart 20-yard free-kick, but not before having a cheeky fiddle with the referee's boot laces.

Confirmed: Mike Dean Is A Weirdo (Video)

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File this one under miscellaneous: Mike Dean scoring an absolutely rubbishgoal during a 5-a-side gameand then celebrating like a proper weirdo...

Mike Dean. The man, the myth, the legend. pic.twitter.com/oJX7xvKAUS

— Joe (@jawtonloe) April 2, 2017

The footagewas part of Sky Sports' programme 'The Referees Onside with Carragher and Neville', in which the intrepid pundits investigated just what it takes to be a Premier League match official.

FAIL: Ex-Sevilla Striker Luis Fabiano Sent Off After Referee Feigns Headbutt During Brazilian Match (Video)

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Luis Fabiano found himself the recipient of one of the softest red cards theCampeonato Carioca has ever seen when the veteran striker was dismissed during the 54th minute of Vasco da Gama's 2-2 draw with Flamengo on Sunday evening.

Having already picked up a yellow earlier in the match, Fabiano made the mistake of getting all up in the referee's business only to find that the official had been taking pointers from his hero, one Paul Alcock.

Guam Premier League: NAPA Rovers Striker Booked For Proposing To Girlfriend After Scoring Overhead Kick (Video)

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NAPA Rovers brought Guam Shipyard's unbeaten streak to an end on Saturday with a 5-1 win in their first game back after the Christmas break.

Officially Cool: Referee Unphased After Assault From Red-Carded Player In Italian Ninth Division (Video)

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A referee's lot is undoubtedly a hard one, particularly down in the muddydepths of the Italian Ninth Division. During the weekend's clash between Castel San Niccolo and Fortis Arezzo, the man in the middle showed remarkable coolness after being assaulted by a player.

The incident occurred after a player was shown a red card.

VIDEO: Did United deserve a penalty against Newcastle?

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Former Premier League referee David Elleray said the referee's interpretation depends on whether the hand or arm is in an "unnatural" position at the point of contact. "Referees look at two specifics did the hand or arm go towards the ball or in a manner which would block the ball, or is the hand in a position where it would not normally be?

AFP

Infantino confirms video refereeing at 2018 World Cup

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Santiago (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed Wednesday that video assistant referees will be used at next year’s World Cup in Russia for the first time.

“We will use video refereeing at the 2018 World Cup because we’ve had nothing but positive results so far,” he said at a congress of the South American Football Confederation in Santiago, Chile.

Manchester City charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association for their surrounding the referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Oliver, the same referee who was surrounded by Manchester United players in the fractious FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea last week and resulted in the club being fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $24,700), awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute.

PSG condemn Barca collapse ref in letter to UEFA

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have sent a letter of complaint to UEFA about the referee who oversaw their spectacular collapse to Barcelona, accusing him of ruining their Champions League campaign.

The Spanish champions’ historic win was overshadowed by a series of controversial calls from German referee Deniz Aytekin and he awarded them two penalties on the way to a 6-1 hammering last week to surge into the quarter-finals.

Referee strike halts Mexican football league

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican referees went on strike Friday in protest at light punishment for players who attack match officials, forcing the weekend league programme to be abandoned.

The programme “has been suspended because designated referees… refused to officiate,” said a statement from the Mexican Football Federation.

Referee strike halts Mexican football league

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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican referees went on strike Friday in protest at light punishment for players who attack match officials, forcing the weekend league programme to be abandoned.

The programme “has been suspended because designated referees… refused to officiate,” said a statement from the Mexican Football Federation.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Australian football star Cahill apologises over bizarre red card

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s Tim Cahill has apologised for swearing at a referee after he was bizarrely sent off before he even made it onto the pitch in last week’s explosive Melbourne derby.

The former Everton forward, now with Melbourne City, was about to come on as a substitute when he made his comments to the referee following Melbourne Victory’s controversial winner.

Mourinho facing more hot water

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho faces disciplinary action from the FA, and an almost definite touchline suspension, after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss during a 1-1 Premier League home draw with West Ham.

It is the third time in less than two months that the fiery Manchester United manager will face disciplinary action from the sport's ruling body.

Mourinho charged over Liverpool referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

Mourinho charged over referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

Mourinho charged over referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

Champions League

‘Bung’ – Phil Neville Accuses Pierluigi Collina Of Fixing Everton’s 2005 Champions League Defeat Against Villarreal

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Like many Evertonians, Phil Neville harbours a grudge against ex-referee Pierluigi Collina for a controversial decisionthat ultimately saw the Toffees knocked out of the Champions League back in 2005.

Everton eventually lost 2-1 against Villarreal at El Madrigal and 4-2 on aggregate, as Collina disallowed a late Duncan Ferguson header that would have sent the tie to extra-time.

Champions League: PSG Send Letter To UEFA Listing Every Mistake Made By Referee Deniz Aytekin During Barcelona Match

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Showing anigh-on admirable refusal to let it lie, PSG have reportedly cobbled together a list of all the mistakes made by the referee during their Champions League second-leg capitulation against Barcelona and submitted it to UEFA.

According to Le Parisien (who claim to have gleaned their information fromMARCA andGazzetta dello Sport), PSG's top brass have compiled a list of what they deem to be every error madeby referee Deniz Aytekin throughout the duration of the match.

Atletico Madrid Fan Suing Mark Clattenburg For ‘Moral Damage’ Caused By Allowing Sergio Ramos’ Goal To Stand In Champions League Final

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One poor, jilted Atletico Madrid fan is attempting to bring legal action against UEFA due to the "moral damage" he was subjected to while watching his team lose to Real Madrid in last season's Champions League Final.

The supporter, Jose Antonio Campon, is suing UEFA after referee Mark Clattenburg failed to rule out Sergio Ramos' opening goal for offside in the San Siro.

Sporting Kansas City

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.

Referee the Talking Point in KC Draw with Houston

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Last night was what you'd expect from KC game, a rough, tight game with a number of fouls, cards, and even a red card. It also had it's fair share of controversy through out the game and especially at the end of the game when a hand ball in the box was not called. Referee Jorge Gonzalez had a less than stellar night overall, but the think he'll most be remembered for will be the missed hand ball in the box by Luis Garrido in second half stoppage time.

Trabzonspor

Turkish referee ‘shown red card’ in stormy top-flight clash

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Turkish football faced new questions over the credibility of the game Monday after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended with just seven footballers from the Black Sea side on the pitch and one of its players showing the referee the red card.

The Sunday night Super Lig clash between Galatasaray of Istanbul and Trabzonspor of Trabzon one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game was marked by a litany of penalties, ill discipline and poor refereeing.

Turkish referee ‘shown red card’ in stormy top-flight clash

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Turkish football faced new questions over the credibility of the game Monday after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended with just seven footballers from the Black Sea side on the pitch and one of its players showing the referee the red card.

The Sunday night Super Lig clash between Galatasaray of Istanbul and Trabzonspor of Trabzon one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game was marked by a litany of penalties, ill discipline and poor refereeing.

South America

Argentinian Match Ends In Tragedy After Player Shoots And Kills Referee For Sending Him Off

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Yet more tales of woe are emerging from the volatile world of South American football today with the news that an Argentinian referee has been shot dead for having the temerity to send a player off in a local league match.

The tragic incident occurred during a gamein the Cordoba district of Argentina on Sunday.

Referee Forced To Abandon Peruvian Cup Game After Five Players Feign Injury At Same Time

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A referee was forced to suspenda cup tie in northern Peru over the weekend after five players went down injured eight minutes from time in a bid to get the game abandoned.

According to the local press, Defensor Bolivar were losing 4-1 in the first leg of the Copa Peru semi-final against Defensor La Bocana on Sunday afternoon and as such, five Bolivar players went down in unison.

CONCACAF

CONCACAF announces referee reform after Gold Cup blunders

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Controversial calls and admitted referee errors that helped Mexico win last year's Gold Cup have led to a restructured referee department for soccer's governing body in North America. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced changes Wednesday after releasing a 5 1/2-month review of its referee department in the wake of last July's Gold Cup.

CONCACAF announces referee reform after Gold Cup blunders

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Controversial calls and admitted referee errors that helped Mexico win last year's Gold Cup have led to a restructured referee department for soccer's governing body in North America. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced changes Wednesday after releasing a 5 1/2-month review of its referee department in the wake of last July's Gold Cup.

Arsenal

The REAL reason Arsenal are struggling in EPL?

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I suppose it is a bit hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players to say that we are struggling in the Premier League title race, as the Gunners sit just two points off the league leaders Man City. However, with just two points from our last three league games, the table should bea much [...]

Arsenal’s opponents blame the referee for a change!

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Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker have already admitted that Arsenal were very lucky to beat Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon. The first bit of luck was when the Gunners were awarded a penalty in the 6th minute, and subsequent slow-motion replays showed that the foul was actually committed otside the box.

Time for Arsenal to get NASTY?

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Thoughts on Arsenal for 2015 by DN Happy New Year Arsenal fans. Despite the fact that 2015 got off to a pretty terrible start, I am trying to stay positive and although the chances of us winning the Premier League title seem to be all done and dusted, we are still in Europe with a [...]

How BIG decisions have piled UNFAIR pressure on Arsenal boss!

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Wenger should not take so much blame from Arsenal fans by Sam P I know that I am not the only Arsenal fan to still think that Arsene Wenger is the right manager to take the club forward and should be getting respect from the Arsenal fans rather than having to run a gauntlet of [...]

The Rest

Atletico Madrid: Diego Godin Handed Three-Match Ban For Telling Fourth Official ‘You Are Very Bad’

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Diego Godin has had his season ended prematurely after being handed a three-match suspension from on high.

According to Telecinco, Godin was banned for the heinous crime of yelling "Sois muy malos" ("You are very bad") at thefourth official during Atletico's last league outing against Eibar.

Jordan Morris might be a little too honest

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Referee thanks Sounders forward for correcting a call.

It's not very often that a player corrects a referee in order to get a call to go against his team. But, according to referee Ricardo Salazar, that's exactly what Jordan Morris did in Saturday's game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Ex-Referee Howard Webb Claims Players Actively Sought Yellow Cards To Ensure They’d Be Suspended Over Christmas

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Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb has claimed there were instances when players would deliberately seek yellow cards to ensure they got out of doing the Christmas shift.

Webb, who retired in 2014 to become the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, sort of semi-revealed hefelt a couple of players had tried to milk intentional bookings out of him in order to rule themselves out over the festive period the Boxing Day fixture especially.

EFL Cup: Referee Mike Dean Sniffs His Assistant Ahead Of Manchester Derby (Video)

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Mike Dean has worked long and hard to foster his reputation as English football's most... shall we say... 'flamboyant' referee.

Indeed, right from the early days, Dean has fully devoted himself to the pageantry of top-level officiating, with his ostentatious mannerisms and intrinsicsense of drama quickly becoming woven into the very fabric of the game.

Beer Commercial Presses Hot-Button Soccer Topic

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Is Tecate Light predicting a trend for soccer's future?

The ad is only :15-seconds long and has very few words. After a soccer player makes an obvious dive to try and draw a foul, the referee begins to take out a yellow card when he is influenced by the Tecate Light beer mascot who is looking on from the bleachers.