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Video assistant referee: Football official reviewing decisions
The video assistant referee (VAR) is a match official in association football who assists the referee by reviewing decisions using video footage and providing advice to the referee based on those reviews.

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Forest question VAR official and 'consider options'

Nottingham Forest say they are "considering their options" over "extremely poor" refereeing decisions in their 2-0 loss at Everton.
BBC Sport - Published

'It doesn’t make sense' – MOTD pundits on Wolves 'goal'

Match of the Day pundits analyse the decision to disallow a late Wolves equaliser against West Ham, with Gary Lineker suggesting that VAR is taking over - and that football needs an appeal system.
BBC Sport - Published

'VAR right to stay out of Liverpool-Man City decision'

Referees' chief Howard Webb says VAR was right not to interfere in Liverpool being denied a late penalty against Manchester City.
BBC Sport - Published

Soucek denied by VAR as West Ham and Villa draw

Tomas Soucek is denied a late winner for West Ham as they have to settle for a Premier League point against Aston Villa at London Stadium.
BBC Sport - Published

SFA agrees VAR error made over handball - St Mirren

St Mirren say the Scottish FA's referee department agrees there should have been an on-field review of the decision not to give them a penalty at Ross County.
BBC Sport - Published

Hibs say SFA accept 'serious VAR error' in Aberdeen draw

Hibernian say the Scottish FA acknowledge a "serious error" was made to not award them with a penalty in their 2-2 draw at Aberdeen on Saturday.
BBC Sport - Published

Throw-in fails, VAR drama and Harry Styles - 2 Good 2 Bad

Watch a failed Sheffield United throw-in attempt, a fan venting his VAR frustrations and Harry Styles at Kenilworth Road in this instalment of 2 Good 2 Bad.
BBC Sport - Published

Big increase in wrong VAR calls, finds review panel

Thirteen decisions are deemed incorrect by the Scottish FA's VAR independent review panel during the second round of Premiership fixtures.
BBC Sport - Published

Anderlecht v Genk to be replayed after VAR error

A Belgian Pro League match between Anderlecht and Genk will be replayed in full because of an error made by the video assistant referee.
BBC Sport - Published

VAR rules out Luiz's goal for Aston Villa

VAR rules out Douglas Luiz's opener for Aston Villa due to a handball during their FA Cup fourth round tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
BBC Sport - Published

Forest told VAR could not intervene over free-kick

Nottingham Forest are informed that the video assistant referee did not have the power to rule out Brentford's disputed equaliser on Saturday.
BBC Sport - Published

VAR should intervene over Toney's free-kick - Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo says VAR should have intervened after Ivan Toney moved the ball before scoring a free-kick in Nottingham Forest's loss to Brentford.
BBC Sport - Published

Scottish referees demand change over VAR

Scotland's top referees have warned the SFA they need more support following recent controversies around VAR.
BBC Sport - Published

Former SFA chief Smith proposes VAR appeals system

Gordon Smith, one of the original proponents of VAR, says the system should change to an appeals process similar to tennis.
BBC Sport - Published

Silva blames 'inconsistent' VAR for red card decision

Fulham manager Marco Silva believes Chelsea's Malo Gusto should have been sent off for a challenge on Willian, but refuses to blame referee Anthony Taylor, insisting VAR should have intervened.
BBC Sport - Published

'I understand Burnley's frustrations' - Edwards

Luton Town boss Rob Edwards admits he understands Burnley's "frustrations" with VAR following a controversial equaliser by Carlton Morris in the 92nd minute of their 1-1 draw.
BBC Sport - Published

Burnley manager Kompany criticises 'ridiculous' VAR

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany criticises VAR's consistency, calling the decision to allow Carlton Morris' late equaliser "ridiculous" after their dramatic draw at Turf Moor.
BBC Sport - Published

VAR beginning to test my patience - Dyche

Everton manager Sean Dyche says VAR is beginning to test his patience after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was sent off in the Toffees' goalless draw away at Crystal Palace.
BBC Sport - Published

SFA hits back in Rangers VAR row

he Scottish FA has said it is 'disappointed' at Rangers' statements after the club's meeting with the governing body over the Old Firm VAR row.
BBC Sport - Published

'No mention of offside in Rangers VAR audio'

Rangers claim "there is no mention of a potential offside" in the VAR audio regarding their penalty claim in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Celtic.
BBC Sport - Published

Rangers ask for VAR audio release after Celtic loss

Rangers ask the Scottish FA to make VAR audio available in the lead up to what they believe was a penalty denied as they lost 2-1 to Celtic.
BBC Sport - Published

'Bizarre' VAR handball decision frustrates Dyche

Everton manager Sean Dyche expresses his frustration at a "bizarre" VAR handball decision given against Amadou Onana in his side's 3-1 Premier League defeat to champions Manchester City at Goodison..
BBC Sport - Published

VAR penalty decision difficult to accept - Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson takes issue with the VAR decision to award Chelsea a late penalty in his side's 2-1 defeat to the Blues at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
BBC Sport - Published

Nuno & Dyche bemoan VAR decisions in narrow defeats

New Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo calls for a change to football's rules after Willy Boly's controversial red card against Bournemouth, while Sean Dyche bemoans a disallowed Everton..
BBC Sport - Published

'Who's refereeing who?' - Dyche confused by VAR decision

Everton manager Sean Dyche takes issue with the VAR decision that saw a goal for Dominic Calvert-Lewin ruled out for a foul in his side's 2-1 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League.
BBC Sport - Published

It would be foolish to take away VAR - Webb

PGMOL head of refereeing Howard Webb says it would be foolish to get rid of VAR in football and that the violence referee Halil Umut Meler suffered in Turkey was a "disgrace"
BBC Sport - Published

'Foolish' to scrap VAR - Q&A with referees' chief Webb

BBC Sport sits down with referees' chief Howard Webb to talk VAR, the global treatment of officials and driving out dissent.
BBC Sport - Published

Players lack trust in VAR - ex-referee Clattenburg

Premier League referees could be driven out of the game as a lack of trust in VAR from players is putting them under greater pressure, says former official Mark Clattenburg.
BBC Sport - Published

I don't like VAR any more - Lineker

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker says he feels "guilty" for supporting the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee to the Premier League.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2024 ball will mean faster VAR decisions - Uefa

The ball that will be used at Euro 2024 in Germany will lead to quicker, more accurate decisions by the video assistant referee, says Uefa.
BBC Sport - Published

PL panel backs VAR decisions in Wolves defeat

The Premier League's independent key match incidents panel backs video assistant referee Stuart Attwell over his interventions during Fulham's 3-2 win over Wolves.
BBC Sport - Published

VAR official stood down after controversial penalty against Newcastle in Champions League

The VAR official involved in the decision to award a penalty to Paris St Germain against Newcastle for a controversial handball has been stood down from his game on Wednesday.
Sky News - Published

Newcastle denied by VAR, Man City win and Celtic out of Europe

Reaction to Newcastle's controversial Champions League draw with PSG, Man City's epic comeback and Celtic's elimination.
BBC Sport - Published

Cardiff boss Bulut calls for VAR in Championship

Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut says the video assistant referee system should be used in the Championship.
BBC Sport - Published

Fears football will become 'laughing stock' if VAR expanded to free kicks and corners

VAR could be set to take on more decisions in the Premier League - prompting one insider to call the game "a laughing stock" should its expansion go ahead.
Sky News - Published

Wolves may have to 'start making noise' over VAR calls - O'Neil

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil says his club may have to "start making some noise" about the number of VAR decisions going against them, after a late penalty gave Fulham a 3-2 win.
BBC Sport - Published

'Livelihoods and reputations impacted' - O'Neil says VAR 'cost us'

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil says bad refereeing decisions are affecting "reputations" and "livelihoods" after his side's controversial Premier League defeat at Fulham.
BBC Sport - Published

Three VAR decisions wrong, says review panel

Three decisions are deemed incorrect by by the Scottish FA's VAR independent review panel following the first round of Scottish Premiership fixtures.
BBC Sport - Published

'Something must be done' about VAR errors - Page

Wales manager Rob Page says rugby's television match official system is "way ahead" of football's video assistant referee.
BBC Sport - Published

VAR must challenge on-field referees more - Webb

Video assistant referees are asked to be more proactive in challenging officials following a series of controversial decisions.
BBC Sport - Published

Rangers ease to VAR-laden victory at Livingston

Rangers cruise to a comfortable Scottish Premiership victory away at Livingston to continue Philippe Clement's unbeaten run as manager.
BBC Sport - Published

'VAR was beautiful!' - Arteta jokes with BBC commentator

Watch Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta end his Match of the Day interview by demanding to be asked about VAR.
BBC Sport - Published

Win against Arsenal 'overshadowed' by VAR row - Howe

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe feels his side's win against Arsenal has been "overshadowed" by the VAR row over Anthony Gordon's goal.
BBC Sport - Published

'Embarrassing' Celtic defeat 'difficult to watch'

Celtic captain Callum McGregor says it was "embarrassing" to lose six goals to Atletico Madrid, while manager Brendan Rodgers complains that VAR is making football like a "computer game".
BBC Sport - Published

I have a duty to defend Arsenal - Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has a "duty to defend his club" after criticising the VAR decision to award a goal for Newcastle in the Gunners' defeat at St James' Park.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day: Should Newcastle's goal have stood?

Match of the Day's Danny Murphy and Martin Keown discuss whether VAR should have ruled out Anthony Gordan's goal that gave Newcastle a 1-0 win over Arsenal at St James' Park.
BBC Sport - Published


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