VAR

TBF Italy would have been rightly outraged had it stood .
But he was level according to the laws of two years ago, and the laws haven't changed. So how have they changed the laws without changing the laws?

Here's an idea. Why not allow players who are level with the opponents, to count as onside? They introduced this law 30 years ago because they wanted to give the forward an edge. Why on earth have VAR, without consulting the lawmakers, to change this law?
 
Did IFAB not have a say in the changing of the rules ?

It’s true the finger nail/elbows offside seems to have come in since VAR was introduced which has been frustrating.
 
This is troubling:

Furthermore, in the first two years of VAR, viewers not in the stadium were able to see the working out process and it led to screenshots of borderline decisions being shared and creating more negativity for the decision-review system.

As a result, all decisions will be made off-screen from now on.


hmmm....
 
That Bullshit penalty against us in the playoffs wouldn't have been given.

The new language is: "A player is considered to have made their body unnaturally bigger when the position of their hand/arm is not a consequence of, or justifiable by, the player's body movement for that specific situation. By having their hand/arm in such a position, the player takes a risk of their hand/arm being hit by the ball and being penalised."

What this means is the handball law no longer specifies that a particular position, or anything other than a standard silhouette of a body, are considered 'unnatural'.

Sounds more confusing, right? Although grey areas will undoubtedly still exist, what this should achieve is more subjectivity from the referees on what is deemed 'the player's body movement for that specific situation' and less on pedantic, one-size-fits-all body positions.