MADRID STARSCRITICIZE FIFA’S VIDEO TECH PLANS

Real Madrid’s 2-o win over Club America, a Mexican team during the club World Cup semi-final saw the footballing body, FIFA make use of video replays in a trial usage.


However, the technology was during the match, blasted by Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo after it took nearly a minute for Ronaldo’s injury goal to be confirmed as confusion took over the pitch.

During the match where the technology was being tried for the first time by FIFA, Enrique Caceres, Paraguayan referee, signaled that he was checking with a video assistant referee to know if the goal should be allowed to stand.

After waving for play on initially, Carceres then went on to award the goal without making use of the replay footage available to him on a side of the pitch

Modric, former Spurs midfielder had said about the technology,

“It is a new system, even a new event, and I do not like it very much,”

“That is because I think it can cause a kind of confusion and we have not had it explained to us in too much detail.” Continue reading MADRID STARSCRITICIZE FIFA’S VIDEO TECH PLANS

Howard Webb talks about the greatest mistake in his career

Former international referee Howard Webb has stated that the greatest mistake of his career has been in a match opposing Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs.


He said that he awarded a penalty in the game and that now he believes that the penalty was unnecessary.

He said that the game was back in 2009, and Manchester United was trailing 2-0 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney played a wonderful through ball that set up Michael Carrick one on one against the keeper. Gomes, who was the goalkeeper at that time, came rushing and got a touch on the ball. At that moment, Howard Webb awarded a penalty despite the fact that Gomes has a hand on the ball.

He said that he did not take into account Gomes protest and believed that at that time he took the best decision. He admits that he misread the situation and as a result made a wrong decision to award the penalty. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal on the penalty and allowed Manchester United to come back into the game. Continue reading Howard Webb talks about the greatest mistake in his career