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Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva (L) vies with FC Porto's Brazilian midfielder Otavio during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Porto and Manchester City at the Dragao stadium in Porto on December 1, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Porto play out goalless with Manchester City

Portuguese Primeira Liga’s FC Porto qualified alongside Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after a goalless draw where striker Gabriel Jesus was denied a winning goal by VAR.
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says inconsistency in decision making by the video assistant referee (VAR) has left him questioning its long-term use.

Andy Robertson: ‘Same mistakes’ make me question VAR

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says inconsistency in decision making by the video assistant referee (VAR) has left him questioning its long-term use.
Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.

VAR: Football has lost its soul – Tony Cascarino

Former Republic of Ireland international striker Tony Cascarino claims that VAR is destroying the soul of football.
FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.

FIFA trials AI-powered automated VAR calls ahead of 2022 World Cup

FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.
José Luis Munuera Montero will take charge of the game between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

Munuera Montero to referee Atletico vs Barca

José Luis Munuera Montero will take charge of the game between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Villarreal coach Unai Emery spoke to 'Marca' prior to the match against Real Madrid. The Basque coach talked in detail about his team's next opponents.

Unai Emery: Real Madrid won’t be more vulnerable against Villarreal

Villarreal coach Unai Emery spoke to 'Marca' prior to the match against Real Madrid. The Basque coach talked in detail about his team's next opponents.
Goals from Alvaro Morata, Ferran and Rodri gave Luis Enrique’s side a convincing 3-0 lead at half-time, while Ferran struck again early in the second half and completed his treble with a classy finish.

Spain hammer Germany 6-0 to reach UEFA Nations League final four

Spain forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick as his side crushed helpless Germany 6-0 at home on Tuesday to storm into the final four of the UEFA Nations League.
VAR has caused controversy throughout the Premier League season thus far

FIFA asks tech firms for better visuals for tight VAR calls

FIFA has asked technology companies to develop ways to improve visuals to help its officials with close Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decisions on offsides, the football governing body said on Tuesday.
Tottenham took on Liverpool in Madrid, but there was drama after 22 seconds when Moussa Sissoko conceded a penalty.

UEFA reveal behind-the-scenes footage of Champions League final VAR decision

It’s fair to say that VAR hasn’t had the smoothest of integrations into top level football.
Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz on Sunday likened the use of VAR technology in football to a disease and claimed it should be rebranded as ‘COVAR’.

Colombia coach furious over ‘COVAR’

Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz on Sunday likened the use of VAR technology in football to a disease and claimed it should be rebranded as ‘COVAR’.
Nuno Espírito Santo expressed frustration with the current handball law after his Wolves side lost 1-0 at Leicester.

Nuno Espírito Santo wants handball ‘consistency’ after Wolves defeat

Most neutral observers felt that Kilman was hard done by, though there was also general acceptance that referee Anthony Taylor was bound by the most recent interpretation of the law to point to the spot.
Luis Suarez was booked for taking a look at the VAR monitor over the ref's shoulder

Luis Suarez gets booked for his glimpse at VAR monitor

Luis Suarez tried a sneaky glimpse at the VAR monitor during Atletico Madrid’s Champions League fixture at Lokomotiv Moscow – and was booked for his troubles.
Bayern Munich’s 14th victory in a row in the Champions League! Here are BFW’s observations from the goal fest in Salzburg.

Bayern Munich fight back for 14th straight Champions League win

Jerome Boateng’s first European goal for five years helped Bayern Munich extend their record run to 14 straight Champions League wins with a comeback 6-2 thrashing of Salzburg on Tuesday.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

NFF rates Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium ‘world class’ ahead of AFCON’ qualifiers

The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick, on Monday, described the renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, as a ”world class” edifice.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Governor Obaseki assures players, visitors of security as Edo hosts Super Eagles November 13

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Spanish striker Alvaro Morata made history in Juventus’ 2-0 home defeat against Barcelona, in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

Alvaro Morata makes Champions League history in Juventus loss vs Barcelona

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata made history in Juventus’ 2-0 home defeat against Barcelona, in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Adam Davy

Jose Mourinho slams VAR influence for Liverpool derby, Manchester City win

Jose Mourinho has slammed VAR after incidents in the Merseyside derby and Manchester City's win over Porto in the Champions League.

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