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Brazil seeks FIFA clarification over VAR

Sun Online Desk     19th June, 2018 02:25:27 printer

Brazil seeks FIFA clarification over VAR

The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against Switzerland at the World Cup.


The confederation says it is asking FIFA to clarify if the system was used during two key second-half decisions that went against the five-time world champion in the 1-1 opening draw on Sunday.


The first was a push on defender Miranda that aided Switzerland's equalizer, and the second was a no-call that Brazil felt should have produced a penalty on a play involving forward Gabriel Jesus.


Brazil`s Gabriel Jesus falls down as Switzerland`s Manuel Akanji, left, and Ricardo Rodriguez hold up their hands during the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday 17 June 2018. Photo: APThe confederation says on Monday "these two actions constitute ... clear errors by the referee, which thus should form part of the reviewable decisions that are analyzed through VAR."


The confederation says it wants to know whether the plays were reviewed in any way, saying "transparency is of essence."


It also requests "video and audio recordings" that might have been used by the match officials during those plays.


Source: AP