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VAR Stops for a Bizarre Reason in Saudi League Match

VAR Stops for a Bizarre Reason in Saudi League Match

VAR stopping a match for it check has been in the news since its inception. Being used almost everywhere now. it is still debated whether it should be. Whatever it is, VAR has certainly has led to a few breaks during matches- many a times rather breathtakingly.

While VAR stopping games for a check has become almost a routine, a Saudi Arabian league match saw VAR not working for a rather bizarre reason. It was reported that one of the stadium workers unplugged the VAR device to charge his phone.


Chairman of the Saudi Arbitration Committee Fernando Trisaco said after the match that the use of VAR is still a problem. “As a software, VAR still has many drawbacks,” he said.

Al-Nassr went onto win the league clash thanks to a 49th minute goal from Firas Al-Buraikan. Al-Hilal is leading the points table and is closely followed by Al-Wahda with a gap of two points. With the loss, Al-Fateh failed to break their losing streak as they stand at the bottom of the table with just one point.

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