UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is critical about the current videoarbitrage in the football world. There are, as he says in Gazzetta dello Sport, more testing is needed and the system must be enhanced to make it also in the Champions League.
The Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA decided in march the videoref (VAR) to use during the world championship in Russia (14 June – 15 July). The international spelregelcommissie IFAB had earlier paved the way. Ceferin thinks that FIFA is too fast agreed.
“At the world cup, we get referees to see that never with this system have worked. I hope that it will not lead to problems,” says the 50-year-old Slovenian in the Italian newspaper. “It is too early for the VAR. That does not mean that we will never enter. Ever will we be in the Champions League, but we have no hurry. The Champions League is like a Ferrari or a Porsche. There you can not immediately go away. First, you need to practice and see how it works.” For the season 2019-2020 seems the VAR is not a role to have on the kampioenenbal.
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In Belgium, the VAR is already some time in use, but also that this does not happen without a fight. Last weekend still left Ghent-coach Yves Vanderhaeghe know that the videoref better can be abolished after a questionable penalty kick for Standard could not be overridden by the videoref, much to the dismay of Vanderhaeghe. It was also not the first time that the videoref here in Belgium was the question.
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Last Monday, the videoref then again for a downright kafkaïaans scene in the Bunesliga-match between Mainz and Freiburg. When the home team on the stroke of rest, a corner kick was given, it seemed the ball through the hand of a Freiburg player to be removed, without the referee of this something had noticed. While the players already in the catacombs to look up, let the videoref know that there are actually a penalty kick went in and had the players of Freiburg again the dressing rooms are to be achieved.