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VAR: the new referee in World Cup group matches

With the end of the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it is possible to make an initial summary of the utilisation of the video assistant referee (VAR) in Russia. Although the new technology allows the correction of some errors, it also brought some new controversies. In this article, the most important uses of the VAR during the first two weeks of the competition are highlighted and we suggest how the competition would have progressed without VAR. (more…)
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World Cup presents opportunity for Ballon d’Or 2018

The World Cup is the biggest stage of all and the perfect opportunity for the top players on the planet to show what they can do. There is no other football tournament like it and fans from around the globe are watching on as the two biggest stars of the game go head-to-head for their countries. (more…)
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Who will win the 2018 football World Cup?

It’s the 21st edition of the Football World Cup and everything started with Russia vs Saudi Arabia match. The question on everyone’s lips is who is going to lift the trophy at the end of these three weeks of intense football that made the entire planet stop in its tracks. With a total number of 32 teams at the start of the competition, it can be difficult to establish a clear favorite. You definitely have more chances gambling in an…
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Which teams will Italy fans be supporting at Russia 2018?

The words “world” and “cup” are ones that most Italian football supporters have been staunchly avoiding since the disastrous play off defeat to Sweden last November. But time is a healer, and six months later, the tears have been dried, the recriminations made and it would be ridiculous to suppose that a nation that so loves its football will not be turning its eyes to Russia in the weeks to come. (more…)
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