Offside
Play • 31 min

Since the introduction of VAR, teams have been left to lament what might have been if their striker's foot was one size smaller; if the ball had been played half a second sooner. Goals have been allowed and disallowed, sometimes seemingly at random, with referees in booths drawing lines on a screen, often taking minutes to come up with a decision.

The immediate joy of scoring a goal has been replaced by "let's wait for VAR..." It feels like the thrill of football has been removed, so how can we get it back? What is the solution to this offside mess?

VARが導入されて以来、サッカー関係者は嘆き続けています。もしストライカーの足がもう一回り小さかったら、もしくはボールがあと0.5秒早く出ていたらと。 ゴールが認められたり、取り消されたりと、、時にその判定は無作為のようにも見え、VARのブースにいる審判たちがスクリーンに線を引き、判定を下すのに数分かかることもあります。ゴールを決めた瞬間の喜びは、ひとまず"VAR判定を待とう "という言葉に変わりつつあります。ゴールが決まる瞬間のスリルがなくなってしまいましたが、どうしたらそれらを取り戻せるのでしょうか?このオフサイドの混乱を解決する方法とは?

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VOCAB

Controversial

Dispute, debate or contention - “that was a controversial decision.”

Automated/Automatic
Automated is the verb; automatic the noun
Starting, operating, moving etc independently- “the car wash is automated.”

Determine
To choose; to make a decision - “The IOC will determine whether the Olympics will go ahead.”

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