New season, new rules. The handball law has changed again, purportedly for the better, but has the English Premier League got it horribly wrong? Arjun Khanna looks at the changes made to the law and how the FA may have erred in its interpretation and implementation.
In the 2010's, the football world underwent some significant changes. From nuanced transfer clauses to advanced goal-line technology, the game has been modernised. In the last year of the decade, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was finally introduced in the Premier League. Since then, the ripples of that technology have been felt far and wide. … Continue reading VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was introduced into the Laws of the Game in 2018, used in the World Cup and now in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Just over one year on from its official, controversial introduction, Lex Sportiva evaluates its success. Firstly, how does it work? VAR operates on a three-step … Continue reading VAR: Friend or foe?