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What Is VAR? Soccer's Video Review Is Making a Mess of the Women's World Cup

24 days ago   |   By Time

When an acronym for instant replay is overshadowing the World Cup, the beautiful game can get ugly, fast.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what's happening in France, where every Women's World Cup match, it seems, is marred by some controversy surrounding VAR, or “video assistant referee.” This technology is supposed to efficiently solve rules disputes, not enrage fans and leave the world's best soccer players, who've worked their whole life to take part in a global mega-event like the World Cup, completely flustered.
Let's take a closer look at the row over VAR.
What is VAR?
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Women's World Cup: VAR Instant Replay Tech Has Players and Fans up in Arms

24 days ago   |   By Fortune

The Women's World Cup 2019 is underway and FIFA's new instant replay rules has both fans and players frustrated.
Unlike previous iterations of FIFA's Women's World Cup, 2019 added a video assistant referee, or VAR, to the games. VAR technology is meant to assist the referees' calling, and it made its debut at the Men's World Cup in Russia, back in 2018 .
VAR works by letting officials consult video monitors to come to a better decision after the whistle is blown. According to FIFA , VAR can only be used in the decision-making process in four situations: goals, penalty decisions, red cards...
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