“One of the biggest changes in the history of football” – Collina reflects on six years of VAR

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 04:14 GMT

1 September marks six years since VAR was first used during international match

Semi-automated offside technology to be used at FIFA World Cup 2022™️

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 - 03:34 GMT

System provides an automated offside alert to the video match officials team.

Plans underway to improve VAR in Premier League: Times

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 12:01 GMT

VAR was brought into the league last season, but it is unpopular with many English top-flight managers following a number of contentious calls

VAR proves its worth at Egyptian league debut

Sat, 14 Mar 2020 - 11:39 GMT

Egyptian league became the second in the continent to implement the new technology.

Egyptian League to use VAR

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The game between Enppi and El Geish at Egyptian League Matchweek 18 will be the first game to use VAR.

EFA to implement VAR by the end of this season

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 08:24 GMT

The five-member committee of the Egyptian Football Association and the main referees committee are studying a proposal to implement video technology, VAR, in the final and decisive weeks of the league's this season, in the event that the application canno

Premier League braced for VAR controversies during debut season

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 11:00 GMT

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will undoubtedly cause controversies in its English top-flight debut next season but any flaws will be ironed out in future, the Premier League’s interim chief executive Richard Masters has said.

Pochettino fears VAR will change 'spirit' of game

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 12:23 GMT

Mauricio Pochettino fears the "spirit of football" is being changed by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after his side fell victim to technology on Tuesday.

Guardiola baffled by lack of VAR in Man City's FA Cup win

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 - 11:47 GMT

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he could not understand why Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was not used at Swansea City after controversial decisions had aided his side's 3-2 FA Cup quarter-final win on Saturday.

UEFA to investigate Neymar's VAR criticism after PSG defeat

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 02:01 GMT

Paris St Germain forward Neymar will be investigated by UEFA for lashing out at the video assistant referee (VAR) system after their Champions League exit to Manchester United last week, European soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

UEFA justifies PSG penalty decision in VAR explanation

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 - 01:44 GMT

Presnel Kimpembe's handball which led to Manchester United's extraordinary 3-1 victory over Paris St Germain in the Champions League was referred to video technology as it was "a serious missed incident", UEFA said on Friday.

VAR to be used at Arab Club Championship semis

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 11:36 GMT

The Final is scheduled on April 28 at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, UAE.

Real's Solari calls for clarity on VAR

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 - 05:14 GMT

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari has called for more clarity and explanations for decisions taken by Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in Spain following a number of incidents since the system's introduction this season.

Henry furious after VAR 'stops working' in latest Monaco loss

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 04:26 GMT

Beleaguered Monaco coach Thierry Henry claimed that VAR stopped working during his struggling side's 5-1 thrashing at home by Strasbourg on Saturday, saying that they should have been awarded a penalty.

Racism, VAR likely to dominate in one-horse Serie A

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - 03:44 GMT

With Juventus cantering towards an eighth successive Serie A title, racism, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system and the battle for a single Champions League place are likely to hog the spotlight the second half of the Italian season.

La Liga referees pleased with VAR implementation so far

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 12:03 GMT

The technology introduced for the first time in Spain at the start of this season.

Premier League to turn to VAR from next season

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 03:15 GMT

Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season, they said on Thursday.

Premier League clubs vote to delay VAR introduction

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 - 02:00 GMT

England's top-flight soccer clubs have voted against the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) for the 2018-19 season

VAR officially to be used in 2018 World Cup

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 - 04:00 GMT

FIFA has officially announced that the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia next June will witness the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

Video replays set to be used at World Cup after IFAB approval

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 - 01:40 GMT

The use of video replays to help referees make key decisions was approved by soccer's rule-making body IFAB on Saturday, opening the way for the system to be used at this year's World Cup.