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Is VAR ruining soccer?

Video assistant referees (VAR) have been a big hit in soccer's top flight leagues and international competitions, but a couple of controversial decisions have called into question the necessity of the technology in the sport. In past competitions, replay has ensured legitimate results. Still, at the Women's World Cup, two polarizing decisions have swung results and brought negative publicity to the sport. Many would like to see it gone. What do you think? ⚽

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The addition of video review has been a welcome one in soccer. It hasn't been perfect, but in situations where a play needed an extra look, the referees got it right. In the World Cup last year, VAR helped referees award 11 penalty kicks. Those are 11 penalty kicks that could have swung the game that would have happened without the help of the advanced review system.

VAR is a safety net for referees and it's addition only makes the game better.

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Replay review is awful. It stops the flow of a beautiful game and if the Women's World Cup is any indication, it's definitely not perfect. Scotland may have been denied an opportunity to go the knockout rounds because of two controversial VAR reviews, including one in stoppage time where it was ruled Scottish goalkeeper Lee Alexander left the line too early on a penalty kick, a violation that is hardly ever called because the goalie is already at a huge disadvantage during penalty kicks. Great games should not come down to referees in booths who don't know the nuances of the game

Video review is ruining soccer.

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