‘Video Assistant Referee’ has had many mixed reactions since it’s implementation in a number of Europe’s top leagues. Yet, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has recently announced that VAR will be used at Russia 2018 – a tournament already surrounded in controversy. Will VAR spoil our beautiful game, do we need it?
Going into this year’s highly anticipated World Cup in Russia, there have been a number of recurring problems that are often being brought up time and time again. Will there be a problem with Russian Hooligans? Will there be racist attacks much like those that have occurred in Russian league games? While others have been quick to suggest that the 2018 World Cup will be one that will go down in history, and not for the wrong reasons, but as a thrilling, memorable celebration of football.