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VAR

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made its debut in English football during a January FA Cup tie between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace as the game's governing body trials the new technology before introducing it into the sport en masse.

The system, which will allow a fifth match official to watch events on camera and alert the referee if he has made a "clear and obvious error" in a potentially game-changing situation, has garnered mixed reaction from fans, managers and pundits alike.

VAR can only be used for goals, red cards, penalties and mistaken identity, with the video assistant having until the game next restarts to intervene.

The technology also took place in the EFL Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Arsenal and will be available for the final of that competition too.

A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Champions League to use VAR technology from next season
UEFA made the announcement on Thursday morning.
Sep 27, 12:08
Ernesto Valverde in charge of Barcelona on May 6, 2018
Ernesto Valverde unhappy with Clement Lenglet sending-off
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde criticises the referee's decision to send off Clement Lenglet after a VAR review during his side's 2-2 draw with Girona.
Sep 24, 00:00
Image of the EFL Cup trophy
VAR in place for six Carabao Cup third-round ties
The system will be available at Manchester United, Wolves, Arsenal, West Ham, Liverpool and Everton.
Sep 18, 06:01
VAR technology in action during the World Cup final on July 15, 2018
UEFA looking into using VAR in Champions League
UEFA confirms that it is looking into introducing video assistant referees to the Champions League and using trials to find out if it can overcome logistical problems.
Aug 22, 19:12
Ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter gives an interview on April 11, 2018
Sepp Blatter criticises "inconsistent" VAR implementation at 2018 World Cup
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes that VAR is failing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to a lack of consistency in its implementation.
Jun 21, 20:33
Trent Alexander-Arnold in action for England on June 7, 2018
England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold backs VAR implementation at World Cup
England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes that VAR gives referees the best chance of making correct decisions despite early teething problems at the World Cup.
Jun 21, 19:01
Switzerland's Steven Zuber scores their first goal in the match against Brazil on June 17, 2018
Brazil seeking answers over lack of VAR use in Switzerland match
The Brazilian Football Confederation contacts FIFA to seek answers as to why video technology was not used for key decisions in the Selecao's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
Jun 19, 16:45
Gary Neville pictured on October 20, 2017
Gary Neville unsure of VAR official capabilities at World Cup
Former England international Gary Neville is concerned that VAR officials at the World Cup do not have the technical skill to make the right decisions quickly.
Jun 16, 18:30
Ernesto Valverde takes Barcelona training on February 19, 2018
Ernesto Valverde: 'Lack of VAR in El Clasico a good thing'
Ernesto Valverde says that it is 'lucky' video assistant referees are not yet used in La Liga due to the delays that would have been caused in the 2-2 draw with Madrid.
May 7, 22:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
James Pallotta: 'Champions League without VAR is an absolute joke'
Roma chairman James Pallotta believes that the lack of VAR in the Champions League is "an absolute joke" following his side's semi-final loss to Liverpool.
May 2, 23:08
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
FIFA: 'World Cup VAR replays, explanations to be shown on stadium screens'
FIFA announces that VAR replays and written explanations at the World Cup will be displayed on screens inside stadiums at to help fans understand the decisions.
Apr 18, 21:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
VAR awards penalty during half time of Bundesliga match
Mainz 05 and Freiburg's players are forced to cut their half-time interval short after VAR awards a penalty during the break.
Apr 16, 21:35
Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff in despair during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on March 1, 2018
Arsene Wenger unhappy with "very bad" VAR decision
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that the decision to delay introducing VAR for at least another year is "very bad" for the Premier League.
Apr 15, 19:22
Leroy Sane's goal is ruled offside in the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Manchester City and Liverpool on April 10, 2018
Bernardo Silva calls for VAR to be introduced in Champions League
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva insists that VAR should be rolled out in the Champions League next season after his side were denied a legitimate goal.
Apr 11, 13:01
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
FIFA approves VAR use at World Cup 2018
FIFA officially approves the use of VAR at next summer's World Cup finals.
Mar 16, 20:42
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
VAR to be used at 2018 World Cup finals
VAR technology is expected to be used at the World Cup following a landmark ruling by the International Football Association Board.
Mar 3, 16:23
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
VAR to be used in La Liga next season
Video Assistant Referees are to be used in La Liga from the start of the 2018-19 campaign, subject to ratification from the International Football Association Board.
Mar 2, 14:49
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
Premier League clubs 'unlikely to introduce VAR next season'
Premier League clubs are reportedly planning to vote against the introduction of VAR next season.
Mar 2, 13:12
Kieran Trippier in action for Tottenham Hotspur on October 22, 2017
Kieran Trippier slams "crazy" Video Assistant Referee moments in FA Cup win
Kieran Trippier is not impressed with the "crazy" Video Assistant Referee controversy surrounding Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup fifth-round win over Rochdale on Wednesday.
Feb 28, 22:56
Mauricio Pochettino keeps it casual during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth on October 14, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino not impressed by Video Assistant Referee system
Mauricio Pochettino is not impressed with the Video Assistant Referee system following a number of controversial moments in Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup win over Rochdale.
Feb 28, 22:30
Referee Craig Pawson checks VAR during the FA Cup fourth round clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
VAR messages to appear on big screen during EFL Cup final
VAR messages will appear on the big screen at Wembley Stadium during the EFL Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City.
Feb 23, 19:38
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'VAR will bring justice to football'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata believes that VAR will ultimately bring "justice" to football, despite seeing a goal controversially disallowed by the system.
Feb 19, 11:39
Jose Mourinho applauds during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR went against protocol'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claims that the use of VAR during his side's FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town "went against protocol".
Feb 17, 22:06
Terriers boss David Wagner watches on during the FA Cup replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town on March 1, 2017
David Wagner: 'VAR kills emotion of the game'
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner admits that he will never be a fan of VAR as it "kills the emotion" of a match, despite seeing a decision go his way.
Feb 17, 21:01
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Burnley on December 26, 2017
Jose Mourinho: 'VAR needs to be perfect'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho acknowledges that VAR is in "an experimental period", but insists that it needs to be made "perfect".
Feb 17, 20:43
Juan Mata in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Juan Mata: 'VAR will be good for football'
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata admits that VAR still needs work, but believes that it will be "good for football" despite seeing a goal disallowed on review.
Feb 17, 20:05
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino reacts during his side's FA Cup fourth round clash with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
Result: West Bromwich Albion shock Liverpool in VAR-tarred FA Cup tie
Liverpool crash out of the FA Cup in the fourth round as West Bromwich Albion run out 3-2 winners in an action-packed and absurd contest at Anfield.
Jan 27, 21:44
Antonio Conte shouts orders during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on October 28, 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: 'VAR must improve'
Antonio Conte is unhappy with the use of VAR in English football, claiming that it did not prevent a "big mistake" from being made in Chelsea's win over Norwich City.
Jan 18, 12:36
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City on September 9, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho scores first VAR goal in English football
Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to score a VAR goal in English football following his strike in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood Town.
Jan 16, 22:50
Mauricio Pellegrino observes the action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Watford on September 9, 2017
Mauricio Pellegrino calls for use of VAR in Premier League
Mauricio Pellegrino insists that the manner of the mistake made by officials late on in Southampton's 2-2 draw against Watford is something he has 'never seen before'.
Jan 13, 20:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ligue 1 suspends goal-line technology use due to errors
France's Ligue 1 suspends the use of goal-line technology after it fails to register two legitimate goals.
Jan 12, 20:04
Antonio Conte cuts a frustrated figure during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea, Arsenal EFL Cup clash needed more injury time'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes that Wednesday night's EFL Cup semi-final first leg stalemate against Arsenal should have had more injury time.
Jan 10, 23:03
Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray in action during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on November 28, 2017
Result: Brighton & Hove Albion find late goal to beat Crystal Palace in FA Cup third round
Brighton & Hove Albion make it into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.
Jan 8, 21:40
Sexy Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde: Lack of VAR in La Liga "absurd"
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde questions the delay in introducing VAR technology in La Liga following another controversial incident in the win over Deportivo La Coruna.
Dec 18, 14:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ligue de Football Professionnel approves Video Assistant Referee use
The French football league confirms that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is expected to be introduced to Ligue 1 as of next season.
Dec 14, 19:17
Gareth Bale during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Gareth Bale: 'Football better without VAR'
Gareth Bale believes that that "football is better" without VAR after its impact in Real Madrid's Club World Cup win over Al Jazira on Wednesday.
Dec 13, 21:16
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium on November 28, 2017
VAR to be used in Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace tie
January's FA Cup clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace will be the first competitive club match in England where VAR is trialed.
Dec 7, 16:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
La Liga to introduce video assistant referee technology next season
La Liga is to introduce video assistant referee technology from the beginning of next season.
Oct 26, 21:33

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