Spain 1 France 2: VAR controversy as Kylian Mbappe strike wins Nations League despite replays suggesting he was offside

FRANCE fought back to beat Spain in the Nations League final thanks to a controversial late winner from Kylian Mbappe. Luis Enrique's side went ahead in the 64th minute thanks to a strike from Mikel Oyarzabal. But Karim Benzema restored parity moments later with a world-class thunderbolt. And Mbappe ensured the trophy went to France with a clever finish ten […]

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VAR is a virus in football… innocent players are now victims of a lack of common sense – The Sun

SOME startling things have happened in the name of the law, none more so than VAR. It’s a useful tool that has become football’s Lord Chief Justice. In an attempt to dampen down controversy over key decisions, the game’s authorities and many among its royalty, too, are advocates. But in bringing technology to the aid of referees, they are turning […]

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Raging fans say VAR is ‘ruining football’ as Sergio Aguero gets to retake saved penalty in Man City’s chaotic 5-0 win at West Ham – The Sun

FOOTBALL fans were left absolutely raging – and a little confused – as VAR caused chaos in Man City's 5-0 win over West Ham. Sergio Aguero got to retake a saved penalty after it was found Hammers players had encroached the box. After Riyad Mahrez was brought down by Issa Diop on 83 minutes the league champions had the chance […]

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Controversial VAR decisions crushed 2 teams at the Women's World Cup, and it shows that the review system might be doing more harm than good

The Women’s World Cup was once again marred by a controversial late decision by VAR that swung a critical outcome to a match. For the third time in the tournament, VAR determined a keeper came off their line early on a penalty kick, gifting a re-kick to Argentina and eliminating Scotland from the competition. Such decisions are breaking up the […]

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