VAR hasn’t been well-received by fans, mostly due to its long delays for some decisions. On the other hand, VAR has decreased the amount of obvious wrong calls overall. Only few people are not happy about the goal-line VAR technology and now the offside VAR should get faster and more precise.
We have of course seen some ego related issues where we were left with wonder about the outcome, but let’s face it. The tool is great and it will get even better. If you think about VAR as complete nonsense, think again but remember the crap such as the Hand of God.
With artificial intelligence that will be most likely built in within the next 2 years, we get really precise results and not an inch will be tolerated. The new limb tracking technology will analyse the closest limb to the goal line and compare it with the position of the defender.
This however spreads a big debate on the purpose of VAR. Do we really need that? Do we want that? Is this going to make the game better? Is the VAR supposed to fix the inches or just the obvious mistakes?
Where do you draw the line?
This is indeed a crucial question about the use of the VAR. The line for an offside has been written by the official football rules. Do we need to draw a new line for the VAR? If yes, how do we cope with a decision like
There are obviously 2 lines and we should get away from even thinking about it. The goal of the technology should be getting the right results and getting them fast.