In the quest to deliver justice on the merits of sports, numerous disciplines have been introduced in recent years, the technology of video. Rugby, basketball, American football, tennis, cycling and athletics; all of them have given in to the need to respond to the criticism for the errors of the judges and referees.
In this flight toward the future, the football has been a step behind, until FIFA decided to release in Japan the well-known system of video arbitrage (VAR) during the dispute of the World of Clubs. The result has been much less positive. Players, technicians, and leaders have been positioned contrary to this new system when you consider that perverts the game.
For me and for the UEFA is just an experiment.
Two matches with two decisions contested have been enough for many to ask for a review of the implementation of the new system. The most significant was the refusal of the UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, who hastened to ensure that it is still “an experiment”. And it went further to warn that is not in your plans short-term use.
The most critical without a doubt they were the players when you consider that you lose the essence of football, that for which the error is naturally part of the game and serves as a further incentive. The more clear it was Modric, who made it clear that ”it is not football and I don’t like”. “It is new and creates a lot of confusion. The other day we had a meeting and I did not hear much because I hope that this rule will not continue,” explained the Croatian.
Others were more cautious, although in general expressed criticism of the new system. Zinedine Zidane explained that the measure “generates a bit of confusion. If you want to improve, it is good for football, but things should be more clear for everyone,” he said, while Cristiano Ronaldo said that did not work.
“This is not football,” said the footballer Colombian Mateur Uribe of Atletico Nacional after their match against Kashima. “This time we played to us, but the match we controlled,” he explained. To criticism on the part of professionals join the of fans, who flooded the social networks with reproaches for the confusion.
Two polemics in their first two matches
The video arbitrage generated controversy on the same day of its premiere in the Atletico Nacional-Kashima to induce the referee to what for many was an error, although FIFA was commissioned after giving the reason to the referee. Viktor Kassai pointed to a penalty of 120 seconds after that happens and despite having a course out of play prior to the move.
Until three aspects were the object of criticism. First, the fact that the assistants of the video, not noticing the out-of-game and induces a possible error by referee Viktor Kassai. Also bothered by the lack of clarity on regulations, which generated a huge confusion to spectators and professionals. Finally, they spent 120 seconds from the place of the action until it is pointed to the penalty spot.
If their debut was controversial, in the encounter between the American and Real Madrid became the grotesque with a series of poor choices. The referee corrected a correct decision again induced by the wizard of video. Finally recanted and gave validity to a goal legal of Cristiano Ronaldo.