There is no VAR or goal line technology in the World Cup qualifiers.
Coronavirus pandemic discipline sports in the most diverse ways possible. Korona also indirectly caused the Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldon an outburst of rage last Saturday in Belgrade in the men’s World Cup qualifiers against Serbia.
The match was a 2-2 match when Ronaldo seemed to score a goal for Portugal in overtime. The hit was not accepted and there was no goal line technology or VAR video review.
Ronaldo lost his temper, got a warning, eventually throwing his captain’s armband into the grass and leaving the rage on the field.
Uefa, the European football association, announced that VAR technology was abandoned in the continent’s World Cup qualifiers due to the difficult logistics of the corona pandemic.
Referee of the Serbia-Portugal match Danny Makkelie has since asked the Portuguese team to apologize for not accepting Ronaldo’s goal.
– In 2019, Uefa had proposed to Fifa the introduction of VAR technology in the current World Cup qualifiers. The impact of the pandemic on operational and logistical resources led Uefa to withdraw its proposal to introduce VAR in these World Cup qualifiers, Uefa announced, among other things. According to the Goal site.
Swedish Director of the Football Association Karl-Erik Nilsson said in turn Aftonbladetillethat the reasons why VAR is not used in World Cup qualifiers are economic and practical.
– Due to the pandemic, it has not been financially and practically possible for Uefan to manage the technology for the stadiums before the start of the qualifiers, Nilsson explained.
Source site www.is.fi