VAR

Video Assistant Referee

FIFA Executive Confirms VAR Will ‘Definitely’ Be Used At 2018 World Cup In Russia

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As the grand VAR experiment continues, a FIFA executive has all but confirmed that video-assistant refereeing will be implemented at the World Cup.

FIFA chief commercial officier Philippe Le Floc'h has said that VAR will "definitely" be used at the tournament, which begins in July.

So VAR So Good: Kelechi Iheanacho Scores First Video Assisted Goal In English Football As Leicester Beat Fleetwood 2-0 (Photos & Video)

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Kelechi Iheanacho secured his place in footballing history (and pub quizzes for ever more) after scoring the first-ever goal in English football decided by VAR.

The historic moment came during Leicester's third round FA Cup replay at home to League One side Fleetwood.

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.

Arsenal

Solid at the Bridge – Player Ratings

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Serial Diver

Went down only when he'd lost his balance

Ratings

Ospina – Lazarus got in the way when it mattered ....8

Chambers – WWE slam on Azpilicueta my personal highlight ....8

Mustafi – No unnecessary lunging tonight, except to block shots .

Wembley on the Horizon

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Chelsea away. Injuries all over the shop. Porous defence. Lack of confidence. Fans less than enthusiastic.

Doesn't bode well.

Last game was a cracker; full of excitement and top quality attacking allied to dreadful defending from The Arsenal, diving and awful finishing from Chelsea. I expect much of the same tonight and would be thrilled with a similar result.

Videos

FA Cup: Brighton Smuggle Late Win Over Crystal Palace Thanks To Glenn Murray’s Pelvis And Timely Assist From VAR (Photos & Video)

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Brighton & Hove Albion played host to Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night, the first ever competitive English match to feature the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

At a fairly sparsely-populated AMEX Stadium (isn't this supposed to be a 'local' derby?

MLS: Video Assistant Referee Decision Sees Kaka Sent Off For Playfully Fondling Ex-Orlando Teammate’s Face (Video)

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Adding more fuel to the argument that Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) is an unnecessary nonsense that we really don't need, Kaka the most saintly footballer in existence was shown a farcical red card in Orlando City's 3-1 defeat against New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening.

The Brazilian veteran was sent off deep into second-half injury time for the heinous crime of playfully grasping the face of Red Bulls defender Aurelin Collin as the two sides disputed a late foul.

Revolution

Heaps Bemoans Use of VAR in Thrashing

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Jay Heaps had never seen anything like it. And it's safe to say few soccer fans had, either.

In a wild first half that Atlanta dominated from the start, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Ted Unkel was at the center of two calls that profoundly impacted the Revolution's fortunes in Wednesday's 7-0 defeat to the expansion side.

The Curious Case of the Goal that Wasn’t

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. It's fair to say few, if any, of the 17,865 on hand for Saturday's Revolution-Orlando City match had ever witnessed anything like what unfolded in the 43rd minute.

With the hosts ahead 1-0, Teal Bunbury connected with Lee Nguyen deep in Orlando City territory before the latter blasted a beautiful ball through to make it a 2-0 match.

The Rest

News roundup: Union soak up weekly honors, no Nico, VAR reviews, ArJo out, more

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The Union earn praise for their destruction of Dallas, Nico Martinez ain't coming to Philly, lots of goals in MLS Week 22, the Iceman is looking for a new home, and much more.

Diego Maradona Announces He’s Very Much In Favour Of Video-Assisted Refereeing Being Used To Prevent Cheating In Football

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The hand that did the damage: Diego Maradona has just been unveiled as the new coach of FC Fujairah of the UAE

Diego Maradona has had his say on video-assisted refereeing (VAR), speaking out as a somewhat unlikely advocate of the controversial new system.

Maradona famously benefited from an absence of such technology at the 1986 World Cup, when he used his divine extremity to plink the ball over Peter Shilton and 'hand' Argentina the lead against England in the quarter-finals.

Club World Cup 2016 Semi Finals

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A rare occurrence for me - two days off! As I hadn't been to Osaka before I thought I would stay locally. The weather wasn't great, cloudy about 8 degrees with a cold wind. So I set off by foot for Osaka Castle.



As I wandered through the streets I noted the shape of the vehicles on the roads, they are increasingly becoming box like.