“The 2021/22 season will be the third in the competition with the video assistant referee (VAR). The league statement says we will see further improvements.”
The Premier League season 2021/22 is in full swing and goals are already flying from every angle. Premier League fans are back and hope to have a memorable season in England. We already have some great games. It’s just the 33rd Brentford draw to Liverpool on Matchday 6. The empty stadium last season was dissatisfied with the interpretation of the Premier League VAR. This was tightened because the system seemed to be used more effectively in different ways in Euro 2020. Even though the Premier League tried to deal with it by changing the guidelines for the new campaign, the controversy only lasted until the 2021/22 seasons.
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VAR no longer penalizes contact between defenders and attackers. Light touches are the rule, and only clear contact can interfere with the player or penalize obvious fouls. No penalty is given for marginal calls. Players are also instructed not to go down to be penalized because there is a clear contact that interferes with the penalty kick. Another penalty and foul guide change that defenders enjoy is indentation. If the striker hits or hits a jumping defender in the Air Duel, the referee was told to foul the attacker. Not the other way around. When measuring offside, thick lines that increase from 1 mm to about 5 cm are now used, similar to the lines seen on television broadcasts. This also gives the attacking player a suspicious benefit. This change is designed to eliminate the slightest offside calls where the ankle, nose, or armpit was offside. According to the rules, one of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes’ three goals for Leeds on Saturday would have been excluded last season.
Chief referee Mike Riley estimated that this change would result in about 20 fewer goals being rejected each season. The viewer’s view of the decision has also changed, the process of drawing lines is no longer visible, and only the final offside decision is shown to avoid confusion and clarification. Offside is also measured from the armpit so that no part of the player’s arm crosses the line. The rules for handball have been adjusted. Accidental handball towards a goal can now only be punished if it leads directly to a goal chance or if you use your arm to aim for the goal. The assistant referees are more likely to report explicit offside rather than waiting for the play to take place. Unless you have a clear chance of scoring, you can raise the flag and take a free kick. In this case, the attack sequence can e completed before the VAR check. After a lot of trial and error, the VAR system was first introduced into the rules of the game in 2018 and has been used in competitions since then.
The World Cup in Russia that year was the first tournament in which the system was fully used. The purpose was to confirm the decision of the governing team in the field to intervene in the event of obvious mistakes in serious incidents that could change the outcome of the game and reduce the impact of human error. However, while some analysts were pleased with the improved accuracy, their use was controversial. Many fans were dissatisfied with the delay caused by the game and the small decisions that could result in the exclusion or penalty of goals. There is often confusion about the process of following. The Premier League hopes the game will be more apparent with this season’s changes, but important mistakes continue to be identified and corrected. Source: Soccer transfer, independence