If so there will be a re-kick. I think that's about 100% of pens this season that were illegal
Also linesman are being advised to keep their flag down for tight offsides. The VAR will make those distinctions after a goal had been scored. I guess this is so teams don't stop defending if they see a flag go up, there was a case of a goal being ruled legal after the linesman put his flag up and the defenders stopped last season. Forget who
2 hour plus football games anybody?
Only if it's used well which currently it isn't.
so how would you use it?
in a tight offside, linesmen are encouraged not to flag, if a goal is scored vat will check it.....suppose strikers boot is 2 inches offside, do u say, oh award a goal he is pretty much level......so what about 3 inch...or 4 inch....where do u draw the line? if its offside, its offside.
the controversy occurs when its really referees interpretation, such as hand to ball or ball to hand.....offside player interfering with play or not?
another problem is when var looks at incidents missed by the onfield officials......such as the mitrovic incident last month....play continued....if after 3 minutes of nonstop play fulham scored.....would var had disallowed the goal? How would we have felt if fulham had scored and the goal was awarded cos the mitrovic incident had been missed?
Is disallowing such a goal a fault with var insofar as play can be pulled back several minutes....should the goal stand? then what? does var award a free kick and send mitrovic off.....then how can the goal stand....should mitrovic get away with it if the ball stays in play for x minutes?
I would have thought that the Leeds captain could ask the referee to stop the game to check var at the time of the incident.
He will have to learn quick!!
Just imagine all the offsides for the likes of Alioski next season!