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Friday October 19 2018
Rocchi: How VAR can improve...

Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi claims none of his colleagues ‘can be against VAR’ but notes its ‘line of intervention’ can improve.

VAR has come under scrutiny this season for its lack of clarity concerning how the video official is consulted, and Rocchi agreed the process needed a review of its own.

“There’s no referee who can be against it,” he told La Repubblica.

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Tuesday October 16 2018
Tagliavento: ‘VAR is the future’

Former referee Paolo Tagliavento assures “VAR will be the future” but agrees Miralem Pjanic “should have been sent off” against Inter last season.

This is the second season in which Video Assistant Referees have been employed in Serie A, but their use hasn’t prevented controversies.

“I was skeptical at the start,” Tagliavento confessed, speaking on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“However, it only took 90 minutes in the first match to make me understand the potential of this tool.

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Sunday October 14 2018
Collina: No VAR for Coaches

Former referee and ex-UEFA chief Pierluigi Collina insists VAR must remain at the discretion of match officials and not Coaches.

There have been increasing calls for VAR to be reformed, with its application coming under fire in Serie A this season, but Collina made it clear football was a unique case compared to other sports.

“We can’t consider giving Coaches the chance to consult the VAR like in other sports,” he said from the Festival of Sport in Trento.

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Friday October 12 2018
Agnelli: ‘VAR must be consistent’

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli warns “we can’t go back” on VAR, but wants to “align the rules between European countries”.

Serie A introduced Video Assistant Referees at the start of last season, along with the Bundesliga, and it has since been introduced in Ligue 1, La Liga and the Czech First League, among others.

However, there is currently no standard procedure for video replays and the protocol can vary across different countries.

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Monday October 8 2018
Cairo: VAR needs reviewing

Torino chief Urbano Cairo is the next Serie A President to demand reform of VAR ‘so Coaches or captains get at least one review a game’.

Speaking to Radio Anch’io Sport on Sunday, Cairo was unhappy with the referee’s refusal to consult the VAR during Toro’s 3-2 win against Frosinone, claiming his side had been ‘penalised heavily by misuse of the technology’

“It makes me angry when the referees don’t use the VAR,” he remarked.

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Monday October 1 2018
Nicchi issues VAR warning

Referees chief Marcello Nicchi has warned Serie A officials who do not use VAR correctly that they ‘will sit out’.

The season has already been marred by several instances of referees not consulting the VAR when there have been moments of contention, the latest being Federico Chiesa’s perceived dive during Fiorentina’s 2-0 win against Atalanta, which was deemed a penalty without a review.

“VAR works and must be applied properly,” Nicchi told Gr Parlamento.

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Monday October 1 2018
‘Might as well scrap VAR!’

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi claims ‘VAR might as well be scrapped if it’s not used’ but insists Gian Piero Gasperini will turn around the club’s fortunes.

Atalanta’s 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina on Saturday was not only marred by a controversial penalty awarded to Federico Chiesa, but it also left the Dea down in 16th place, with just one win from their opening six Serie A games.

“Yesterday’s penalty? Incredible things like that can happen,” Percassi told reporters.

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Sunday September 30 2018
Atalanta rage at Viola penalty

Atalanta director Luca Percassi noted it was “impossible to say silent” after VAR was not consulted for a very controversial Fiorentina penalty.

Federico Chiesa went down very easily, perhaps even before Rafael Toloi made contact, and Jordan Veretout converted the spot-kick.

It remained in the balance until stoppages, when Cristiano Biraghi’s free kick went in – as confirmed by goal-line technology.

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Sunday September 30 2018
Pioli: 'Chiesa was intelligent'

Stefano Pioli defended Federico Chiesa from accusations of diving and confessed Atalanta “played better” than Fiorentina today.

After the midweek defeat to Inter, the Viola continued to protest at the use of VAR and refereeing decisions, yet today Chiesa seemed to go down very, very easily under Rafael Toloi pressure to earn a penalty.

It remained 1-0 until stoppages, when Cristiano Biraghi’s free kick went over the line before Pierluigi Gollini could palm it away.

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Sunday September 30 2018
Atalanta fury at Fiorentina win

Federico Chiesa won a very controversial penalty and Cristiano Biraghi sealed it in stoppages, as Fiorentina got the better of Atalanta.

There were tense scenes after the final whistle, as Coaches Gian Piero Gasperini and Stefano Pioli had to be dragged apart.

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