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VAR to Be Used in CAF Champions League Final

November 1, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the CAF Champions League final for the first time Friday when Al Ahly of Egypt host Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg. The system allows off-field referees to assist match officials regarding goals, penalty and straight red card decisions, and mistaken {Read More..}

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Cristiano Ronaldo Left ‘Angry’ by Red Card: Bonucci

September 20, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Cristiano Ronaldo was “angry” after being sent off according to Leonardo Bonucci, while Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri thinks VAR would have avoided the red card. Ronaldo saw his Juventus Champions League debut cut short to just under a half hour after an incident with Valencia centre-back Jeison Murillo. Murillo and {Read More..}

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Douglas Costa Banned for Games for Spitting

September 19, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been banned for four Serie A games for spitting at Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco, during Sunday’s 2-1 win. Costa was booked in injury time for elbowing and then aiming a headbutt at Di Francesco after a dangerous lunging tackle on the Italian. The Brazilian, 28, {Read More..}

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Premier League to trial VAR this season

September 5, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) aims to prove the system is fit for purpose before presenting its findings to Premier League shareholders next year, with the aim of fully introducing it from next season. The first trial will take place for five 3 pm kick-offs on September 15 to see {Read More..}