Santander League 2018-19The former referee, together with Clos Gómez, resolve doubts this Tuesday
Carlos Velasco Carballo, president of the Technical Committee of Arbitrators (CTA), and Carlos Clos Gómez, director of the VAR project, will appear before the media on Tuesday to take stock of the first round of LaLiga Santander, as announced by the Federation. In that hearing will appear a good number of questions and the odd suggestion with the aim of improving a system that, in view is, must still improve a lot. Here are some of the doubts that could arise in that appearance.
1- Why do not the members go to consult the play after the announcement of the VAR?
We see it constantly in our League. The referee signals a foul, offside, penalty … and rectifies after receiving the VAR's warning. At the start of the season, the referees could be seen going to the band to see the image repeated on the television at the foot of the field. Custom that has been lost in the last dates.
2 – Why the collegiate do not let follow a play instead of cutting and wait for the VAR to correct a possible error?
It happened, for example, in an action that claimed Valladolid during his visit to Mestalla. The referee annulled an offside play that later proved it was not. The pucelanos did not understand that the referee did not stop following the play and waited for the VAR at the end of it if it had really been out of play.
3- Why do referees not review a doubtful move to ensure the accuracy of their interpretation?
It is what is claimed in the already famous play of Vinícius with Rulli. The referee interpreted or believed that the goal of Real had touched the ball. Nevertheless, the action offers so many doubts that the normal thing is that Munuera had chosen to review the action with the television at the foot of the field.
4- Why does not the VAR ask the referee to review an action subject to its interpretation?
In this field enters, for example, the controversy of the hands within the area. See Vukcevic's in the Wanda, to name one of the most recent. The referee may interpret that the hand is voluntary or that it should be punished as an infraction but the review of the play may invite a correction.
5- Why is not the line drawn on the offside or is the reliability of it shown to put an end to doubts in this type of play?
At the beginning of the season, the televisions used to offer repetitions in offside plays by pulling a line that clearly showed the player who started in an advanced position. That line was put into question and in the last weeks it has disappeared from the realization in the matches. Canales' goal was the latest example of a long list of actions resolved by centimeters.
6- Why do not the spectators see the same video that the referee is seeing when consulting the VAR?
We saw it during the World Cup, with a split screen, but not in our championship. The viewer does not know the video that the referee is consulting at the time of the review.
7- Why do not you publish all the conversations between referee and VAR to know the reasoning of each decision?
It has happened with plays like the Classic's penalty Luis Suárez with Varane or the goal of Granero of lack but not with other similar actions. The conversations between the collegiate of the field and the collegiate of VAR come to light, but on rare occasions.