Roger Alton Roger Alton

Never mind VAR – this is a fabulous World Cup | 30 June 2018

Let’s talk about VAR, why don’t we? We love the World Cup though the football is getting bonkers. The scoring of a goal or a penalty decision or just a foul is merely a starting point for negotiation, as players compete to be the quickest with the ‘check the TV’ hand signals after every tiny incident.

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Roger Alton
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Roger Alton
Roger Alton is a former editor of the Observer and the Independent. He writes the Spectator Sport column.

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