Federation Internationale de Football Association 'extremely satisfied' with World Cup refereeing, calls VAR a success

Carrie Guzman
June 24, 2018

The VAR system is created to support the decision-making process in four game-changing situations: the awarding of goals and penalty kicks, the issuing of straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.

Walker was penalised in the 2-1 win for a foul on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, with the VAR check upholding Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan's decision.

Noting the importance of transparency regarding video review, the CBF then demanded the "video and audio recordings" between the referees and replay officials to shed light on their decision-making process.

"Ricci's failure to do so was even more surprising given he'd awarded a penalty as the on-field referee in the Croatia-Nigeria match on Saturday night for the exact same offence".

At this World Cup, for each match there is a team located in a centralised video operation room in Moscow consisting of a VAR and three assistants.

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The Manchester City defender caught the Tunisia forward in the face in the 35th minute of England's World Cup opener in Volgograd on Monday, although protested his innocence, and was shown a yellow card before Ferjani Sassi coolly slotted home. It has also been tested in various leagues, including the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.

Yes, following the unanimous approval of the International Football Association Board in Zurich in March, who voted to introduce the system permanently.

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Action had been allowed to continue for a significant period before the ball next went out of play and referee Andres Cunha paused things in order to look at a replay of the incident.

Strict warnings that grappling at set-pieces would be punished were also issued, though there has already been clear inconsistencies in this between games - with penalties awarded in some matches, and in others clear incidents going unpunished.

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