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Sport Ceferin calls VAR a 'mess' as UEFA proposes new offside interpretation

13:00  04 december  2019
13:00  04 december  2019 Source:   goal.com

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at VAR and called for a new interpretation of offside to deal with the system. Ceferin also hit out at the new handball rule and how difficult it is for everyone involved in the game to understand it. He pointed out that a group of top coaches - including

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at VAR and called for a new interpretation of offside to deal with the system. This weekend Kelechi Iheanacho was initially ruled to be offside by the assistant referee but the decision was overturned and he was given a late winner against Everton.

a blue and white sign: The Turf Moor screen displays a VAR decision © Getty Images The Turf Moor screen displays a VAR decision

UEFA will ask football's lawmakers to introduce a margin error for offside calls in a bid to clean up the VAR "mess", Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed.

Players, coaches and supporters have criticised the implementation of technology since its infiltration of the Premier League for the 2019-20 season.

Disallowed goals for extremely marginal offside decisions have proved particularly contentious, with controversial incidents arising on a regular basis.

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed he does not like VAR . The most powerful man in European football opened up to Mirror Ceferin said: “It is a mess . I don’t think the tolerance or one or two centimeters for offside , for example, is enough. “We will propose a change to IFAB.

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UEFA president Ceferin said he understood the frustration of fans and would take up the issue with the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body responsible for the Laws of the Game.

"If you have a long nose, you are in an offside position these days," Ceferin told the Mirror.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin © Simon Hofmann - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin

"Also, the lines are drawn by the VARs. So it's subjective drawing of objective criteria.

"So our proposal will be that it is a tolerance of 10-20 centimetres.

"Second thing, we had at UEFA the top coaches two weeks ago, in Nyon. There was Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Max Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane.

"All the top coaches of European teams and our referee officer, Roberto Rossetti, shows a handball. He says: 'Handball or not?'

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"Half the room said yes. Half said no. So tell me how clear the rule is. We don't know anything!"

Ceferin admitted he was "not a big fan" of VAR but confirmed it would be in operation at Euro 2020.

"Look, we simply have to, because the teams will all complain when there’s a mistake against them," he said.

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