FIFA, football's global governing body, along with those bodies running the game at regional and countrywide levels are gradually introducing more technology into the game in a bid to assist referees, prevent incorrect decisions and enhance the game's image.
Yes: Technology is great for football
Anything to help referees get more decisions correct is a good thing.
The 2018 World Cup showed the benefits of VAR
VAR and goalline technology at the 2018 World Cup in Russia worked well.Explore
VAR makes football fairer
More correct decisions leads to a level playing field for both sidesExplore
FIFA could and should use even more technology
Why limit technology to only key decisions? Use it for any decision where the referee has some doubt.Explore
Y/N: VAR is now part of the game
Football has simply had to move with the times and FIFA must strike a balance
FIFA had no choice but to introduce VAR
The governing body had to react following outcries over bad decisions in big tournamentsExplore
Technology is part of the game but it isn't perfect
There is still work to do to refine how technology is used during matchesExplore
No: VAR does not enhance the game
Football was fine without technology for hundreds of years. Why introduce it now?
VAR does not fit in with football match structure
Constant stoppages to review decisions are unwelcome distractions and could put people offExplore
Football does not need technology to prosper
Introducing technology would allow for interruptions to take place during a game. This may interfere with the momentum and provide teams with an unearned second-wind. Furthermore, longstanding football traditions would be broken.Explore
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