2018 FIFA World CupTM
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246 you are quite correct. What the system needs is some consistency in its use. We don't have that yet, but I don't think we had it at an equivalent maturity with Rugby and Cricket either - but both those sports did get there after two or three years of use. I think with football they need to persevere with it but drive consistency home as the key part to work on.
An honest game for a change, though I think the VAR decision was soft. A headline on BBC says you can't argue with it, but why aren't more decisions made (Kane)? And how come Poulson got a card when the Frenchman didn't?
@5 Not sure if someone already told you but it was a bit ridiculous that they played in 2nd strips. It was FIFA who said we had to do it as for laughable reasons they said our kits clashed. It was a talking point pre game here
Could barely even find this article not even on the football page, had to click on the result???Anyway I thought we played really well and deserved to win the game, we sat back for the first 15 and allowed the Danes to score and at times just didn't do enough. But when we went forward with a bit of purpose we looked really good. Still have a slim chance of going through but not likely
@231 Pretty simple solution for fairest use of VAR. As in cricket give the opposing captain the choice to call a VAR a set limited amount of times and the decision to be deferred to an off field Ref.
241, no, I think you are confused with GLT which is something totally different. and Collina is one of the 2 leading guys issuing his instructions as to how the games are to be refereed, so, they guys are only doing as Collina asks....
If this World Cup is showing the fantastic refereeing and application of VAR, then you're wrong. One word. England. We are the reason VAR now exists, and we didn't even get the correct implementation for it against that joke wrestling side Tunisia. The referees are terrible at this World Cup, I bet Collina is wishing he was officiating every game. Got alot to answer for.
People cheat , and will still cheat VAR or no VAR !
Did you know most Aussies follow the English team when Australia gets eliminated or does not qualify?
The reasoning behind the application of VAR at the World Cup is being made deliberately opaque in the hope that there will be general discontent with its use. That way the still- Blatter run FIFA can maintain its hold over outcomes.
Whilst everybody would like to see more consistent refereeing and blatant mistakes eradicated this central idea has been either lost or misinterpreted since being its introduction I’m not sure that anyone has a really clear definition of how to use it let alone interpret it.It all seems quite random and hasn’t been the panacea for putting a stop to the injustices we had all hoped.
VAR is not always working. Rebic should have been off last night. Shocking tackle.
@234 duke“It has highlighted inconsistent refereeing”And created inconsistent VAR!
VAR hasn't removed the 'charm'. It has highlighted inconsistent refereeing and cheating 'professional' sportsmen .
231. Posted by You on 3 minutes agoThis comment is awaiting moderation. Explain You know what this means? Don't ever be creative, funny, original or even slightly close to the line. The line which consists on women's equality, race equality and cuckolded BBC excexs and underpaid and even NOT PAID staff. YEAH.
All this world cup has done so far is show that both the EPL and CL are correct in not introducing VAR. It's a blight on the game.
All this talk of new technology and sci-fi gadgetry has got us all twangled up in a right old mess. VAR is simple really, get Sean Dyche and his ginger disc beard to record errors in real time! Imagine that! Full on Dvd 3k recorded evidence! By the way, everyone is invited to come sit and even stay at my EXCLUSIVE Haaaairrrr Isssslaaand!
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