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And finally… VAR defending

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

VAR has many detractors (and we don’t have an official position on it as yet), but Rosenborg’s match against Valur in a Champions League qualifier this week shows us why the debate around the technology isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Video Assistant Referees (VAR) are being used in this season’s League Cup and FA Cup as part of IFAB’s world wide trialling of the technology – and on Saturday the scheme caused controversy at Anfield during Liverpool’s fourth round FA Cup tie loss to West Bromwich Albion.

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You may have seen the Premier League’s recent PR efforts to head off (some would say inevitable) complaints about the debut of VAR this coming season.

And finally… relief

Benevento are rock-bottom of Serie A – failing to win in 15 games so far this season with a -28 goal difference. But at last they’ve earned a point due to this injury time header from goalie Alberto Brignoli against the AC Milan. Great stuff.

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