Sign 2: In some situations, the referee will draw a rectangle into the space, referring to the TV screen to request information from VAR. After receiving the information, the referee draws another rectangle to continue the match.
Signs 3: most noticeable but also annoying to the audience. Referees will go to the screen located behind the pitch to watch videos, discuss with video assistants.
The referee watches the video back at the screen after the pitch
Later The decision is made, and there is still a rectangle drawn for the game to continue. This is how referee Cunha decided to give France the last penalty.
Why is VAR so controversial?
It takes a long time for VAR to be applied. Most of this stems from technological fears that could lose the natural emotions that football brings.
Opponents say VAR will cause referees to stop the match continuously to watch the video. In addition, when all “injustice” is lost, football will no longer be controversial after that, which is one of the things that make the sport attractive to the king.
But supporters also have their reasons. According to the Chief Executive of the British Professional Arbitration Association (PGMOL), Mike Riley, VAR will only be used when a turning point of the match occurs, without the referee having a favorable view. .
VAR technology is controversial at the 2018 World Cup
When FIFA officially “approved” for VAR “to attend” this year’s World Cup, fans hope this technology will help the referee make the fairest decision to find the team that deserves to win.
Up to now, the 2018 World Cup group stage is about to end and there have been many situations where VAR has directly intervened and caused controversy.
The Swiss goal was controversial because the referee did not rely on VAR support.
Australian coach Bert van Marwijk expressed his dissatisfaction when referee Andres Cunha gave France a penalty after reviewing VAR technology.
The ball was controversial when Harry Kane was “dumped” by the Tunisian player
VAR has had a great impact on many matches and stirred up a series of debates even though it was only the first time it was applied in a world football.