Analysis – Four things learned from Colombia 0-0 Chile

VAR in the limelight

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 28: Referee Nestor Pitana argues with players of Chile and Colombia. (Photo by Alessandra Cabral/Getty Images)

VAR has been in the limelight at both the Copa America and Women’s World Cup this summer, and so far it isn’t doing too well.

It’s use here certainly caused controversy, with Chile seeing two disallowed goals courtesy of the video assistant.

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While there could be little debate about the second, disallowed because of handball in the build-up, the first was hugely contentious.

If VAR is going to be as specific as that, and rule against players who aren’t even involved in the play, fans will continue to turn against it.


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