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La Liga begins training referees in VAR

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga began training officials in the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Friday ahead of the technology’s expected introduction next season.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced it is seeking approval from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to roll out VAR in La Liga at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

La Liga begins training referees in VAR

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Madrid (AFP) – La Liga began training officials in the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Friday ahead of the technology’s expected introduction next season.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced it is seeking approval from the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to roll out VAR in La Liga at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

Spanish soccer raises match stats game

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish football’s La Liga has ratched up the technology it uses to cover matches to meet seemingly insatiable fan demand for statistics and replays of players performances.

All La Liga stadiums have since 2010 been equipped with six cameras that track everything that happens on the pitch and which creates stats such as player speed, available within seconds.

Spanish soccer raises match stats game

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Barcelona (AFP) – Spanish football’s La Liga has ratched up the technology it uses to cover matches to meet seemingly insatiable fan demand for statistics and replays of players performances.

All La Liga stadiums have since 2010 been equipped with six cameras that track everything that happens on the pitch and which creates stats such as player speed, available within seconds.

Is VAR ready for Premier League rollout?

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London (AFP) – VAR technology is back in the spotlight after Manchester United’s Juan Mata was controversially denied a goal in a confusing incident that raises questions over whether it is ready for a Premier League rollout.

The video assistant referee system has been trialled in hundreds of matches around the world to review key moments linked to goals, penalty decisions, red-card incidents and cases of mistaken identity.

Is VAR ready for Premier League rollout?

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London (AFP) – VAR technology is back in the spotlight after Manchester United’s Juan Mata was controversially denied a goal in a confusing incident that raises questions over whether it is ready for a Premier League rollout.

The video assistant referee system has been trialled in hundreds of matches around the world to review key moments linked to goals, penalty decisions, red-card incidents and cases of mistaken identity.

VAR must be reliable, insists Mourinho despite Cup progress

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho believes Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology must be more reliable before being rolled out across English football after his Manchester United side saw a goal ruled out in Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup 5th round win at Huddersfield.

Juan Mata’s strike was eventually disallowed for the most marginal of offside calls just before half-time after a lengthy delay.

VAR chaos spices up Liverpool-West Brom FA Cup tie

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Liverpool (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion were denied a goal by the new Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system and had another confirmed by the technology in a dramatic start to an FA Cup tie that still saw them establish a 3-1 half-time lead over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

With the Baggies already 2-1 up, they had a third ‘goal’ chalked off by VAR, which is being trialled in English Cup competitions this season, when referee Craig Pawson ruled out Craig Dawson’s effort from a corner after using the system to determine that Gareth Barry was offside and interfering with play.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

Video Assistant Referee debuts as local African talent goes on show

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Rabat (AFP) – Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will debut in Africa midway through the Nations Championship (CHAN), which kicks off Saturday with hosts Morocco among the title favourites.

The system allows off-field match officials to assist referees in “game-changing” situations such as goals, penalty kicks, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.

Video Assistant Referee debuts as local African talent goes on show

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Rabat (AFP) – Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will debut in Africa midway through the Nations Championship (CHAN), which kicks off Saturday with hosts Morocco among the title favourites.

The system allows off-field match officials to assist referees in “game-changing” situations such as goals, penalty kicks, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.

French glitches put technology under review

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Paris (AFP) – The debate on using technology to help football referees took a twist on Thursday as the French league suspended its use of goal-line reviews following some “serious dysfunctions”.

The goal-line technology (GLT) system, provided by German company GoalControl, was “suspended immediately” by French football authorities after incidents in League Cup games on Wednesday between Amiens and Paris Saint-Germain and Angers and Montpellier.

Video referees for French football next season

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Paris (AFP) – French football’s top division Ligue 1 is set for video assistant referees next season after several club chiefs revealed that they had agreed in principle to adopt the technology.

“Video technology will be in Ligue 1 next season,” said the president of Giungamp Bertrand Desplat after Thursday’s general meeting of the French football league (LFP).

Video referees for French football next season

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Paris (AFP) – French football’s top division Ligue 1 is set for video assistant referees next season after several club chiefs revealed that they had agreed in principle to adopt the technology.

“Video technology will be in Ligue 1 next season,” said the president of Giungamp Bertrand Desplat after Thursday’s general meeting of the French football league (LFP).

Khedira, Wagner slam VAR tests in Italy, Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – German internationals Sandro Wagner and Sami Khedira on Thursday heavily criticised the “disastrous” testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in both Italy and Germany.

The technology is being trialled in Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga this season with FIFA yet to announce whether it will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Khedira, Wagner slam VAR tests in Italy, Germany

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Berlin (AFP) – German internationals Sandro Wagner and Sami Khedira on Thursday heavily criticised the “disastrous” testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system in both Italy and Germany.

The technology is being trialled in Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga this season with FIFA yet to announce whether it will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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How to watch soccer games projected to your wall from a smartphone

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I had a chance to demo new technology recently that blew my mind.

Watching as much soccer as I do and I'm sure you do too, the rate that technology is changing our viewing experience is progressing at a slow and steady pace. Many of us are watching more soccer via legal streams than we used to.

How to watch soccer games projected to your wall from a smartphone

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I had a chance to demo new technology recently that blew my mind.

Watching as much soccer as I do and I'm sure you do too, the rate that technology is changing our viewing experience is progressing at a slow and steady pace. Many of us are watching more soccer via legal streams than we used to.

FIFA

World Cup 2018 could be first with video technology, says Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that testing is to begin on video technology that could be ready to use at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Speaking during a visit to Moscow to check on preparations for the 2018 soccer showpiece, Infantino also said the hard graft "starts now" in the crisis-hit country.

World Cup 2018 could be first with video technology, says Infantino

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that testing is to begin on video technology that could be ready to use at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Speaking during a visit to Moscow to check on preparations for the 2018 soccer showpiece, Infantino also said the hard graft "starts now" in the crisis-hit country.

FIFA Announces Use of Goalline Technology at 2014 World Cup

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News that there will be goalline technology in the coming World Cup next summer has created some positivity in the wake of other doubts surrounding the event. While FIFA has been embroiled in controversy around other affairs, their decision to conclude their addition of goalline technology is a step in the right direction about building a system of competition management that aids in getting the right results.

English Premier League

Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

Goal-line technology will be used in UEFA competitions, starting with Euro 2016

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UEFA has approved the use of goal-line technology in its competitions, starting with the Euro 2016 tournament in France, the acting head of European soccer Gianni Infantino said Friday.

"We looked at it seriously ... and finally we decided to start with Euro (2016) and then move on to the Champions League," Infantino told journalists following a UEFA executive meeting.

January decision will likely approve goal-line technology for Euro 2016, Champions League

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Goal-line technology is likely to be used during Euro 2016 as well as in next season's Champions League, with UEFA saying a final decision will be taken in January.

Currently, the technology is used in the English Premier League, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in France.

January decision will likely approve goal-line technology for Euro 2016, Champions League

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Goal-line technology is likely to be used during Euro 2016 as well as in next season's Champions League, with UEFA saying a final decision will be taken in January.

Currently, the technology is used in the English Premier League, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in France.

MLS investing money in player development instead of goal-line technology

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Goal-line technology will surely provide its high-tech edge to Major League Soccer some day down the road.

But it's not happening anytime soon, and definitely not for 2015, the league's milepost 20th season.

An MLS spokesman confirmed to me this week that, as most of us suspected at this point, 2015 will come and go without the relatively new technology, deployed in last year's World Cup and now in use in England's venerable Premier League.

MLS investing money in player development instead of goal-line technology

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Goal-line technology will surely provide its high-tech edge to Major League Soccer some day down the road.

But it's not happening anytime soon, and definitely not for 2015, the league's milepost 20th season.

An MLS spokesman confirmed to me this week that, as most of us suspected at this point, 2015 will come and go without the relatively new technology, deployed in last year's World Cup and now in use in England's venerable Premier League.

Bundesliga Clubs Vote to Implement Goal-Line Technology

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In a decision on Thursday, Bundesliga clubs voted to approve goal-line technology starting next season. The result in Germany now means that the German league will join the Barclays Premier League in implementing the expensive technology during its matches.

Bundesliga president Reinhard Rauball said during a press conference after the decision, "I can tell you that in regard to the introduction of goal-line technology has been decided and indeed with a score of 15 to 3.

Bundesliga Clubs Vote to Implement Goal-Line Technology

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In a decision on Thursday, Bundesliga clubs voted to approve goal-line technology starting next season. The result in Germany now means that the German league will join the Barclays Premier League in implementing the expensive technology during its matches.

Bundesliga president Reinhard Rauball said during a press conference after the decision, "I can tell you that in regard to the introduction of goal-line technology has been decided and indeed with a score of 15 to 3.

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.

Watford Call For Goal-Line Technology After Controversy in Championship [VIDEO]

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Goal-line technology was thankfully introduced in the Premier League at the start of this season. It had been in the pipeline for quite some time and finally eradicated the controversy surrounding the ball crossing the line – an issue that became impossible to ignore following England's 4-1 defeat to Germany in the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Replay of Premier League’s First Genuine Goal-Line Technology Decision [VIDEO]

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Premier League's goal-line technology system was put to good use today with its first genuine decision that ruled that Branislav Ivanovic's header for Chelsea against Hull City did not cross the line.

The Hawk-Eye goal-line technology correctly ruled that the whole of the ball did not cross the line.

Thursday Kickoff: Premier League picks Hawk-Eye; Lucas signs new contract; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Tennis technology will soon be coming to the Premier League.

After a meeting between shareholders of all 20 Premier League clubs, the league agreed unanimously to install Hawk-Eye as the method of goal-line technology at each Premier League stadium. It makes the English league the first in the world to use goal-line technology.

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Barcelona Call For Goal Line Technology After Being Robbed At Real Betis

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Barcelona have called for goal-line technology to be used in La Liga after they were denied a clear goal in their 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Sunday.

After Betis had taken a second-half lead through Alex Alegria, Barca thought they had equalised when Aissa Mandi attempted to clear a Jordi Alba shot off the line.

Benitez On Technology He Uses To Manage Newcastle

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Rafa Benitez is a very good manager, but he also uses the latest software technology to help him identify areas of the team that need to be improved. Rafa makes notes during each game and it's this information he enters into the software programs he uses that allow him to better understand how Newcastle are [.

Why Football Needs Video Replays

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Football has definitely had its advances, from uniforms to training facilities, team tactics to new cleat and ball designs. One piece of technology that the highest levels of professional football have incorporated into the game is goal line technology. Installing advanced cameras in the frame of the goal notifies the center referee when the ball has crossed the line via his watch.

ESPN to Debut ‘Virtual Presenter’ Technology In Its World Cup 2014 Coverage

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During World Cup 2014, ESPN will introduce new technology codenamed Virtual Presenter that could give viewers a unique perspective on watching the world's game.

"We are going to use technology that's an extension of what we do with ESPN Axis. We are now going to be able to take our commentators live and put them into the play," explainedESPNCoordinating Producer Amy Rosenfeld, who revealed the details in an exclusive interview with World Soccer Talk.

Nike Unveil Radical, New Soccer Boot Named Magista: Official [PHOTOS]

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Nike today unveiled a radical, new soccer boot named Magista. In a special presentation in Spain, Andrés Iniesta unveiled the new boot that features distinctive silhouette and Nike Flyknit technology.

The Magista boot incorporates Nike Flyknit technology that has been engineered for soccer for the first time, allowing the foot to get closer to the ball and to deliver better ball-feel and control.

Jogabo: The idea that will make finding the beautiful game...

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Jogabo: The idea that will make finding the beautiful game beautifully simple

The scenario: you're in your apartment, scrolling through Tumblr while your boots sit in your closet (sorry if that hits too close to home).