VAR can really save a referee’s career, said Pierluigi Collina in a virtual conversation with football journalist Gabriele Marcotti at the World Football Summit. The former Italian referee fully backed up the introduction of the video assistant technology and discussed how its future evolution may add even greater benefit to the game.
Two Italian representatives engaged in an inspiring discussion about the role of women in football today at the World Football Summit. Ornella Desiree Bellia, Head of Professional Football at FIFA, and Magda Pozzo, Strategic Marketing Coordinator of Serie A club Udinese, joined a panel that discussed how women can lead the change in the football world.
It took a little help from technology for France to overcome a gritty Australia, and gain their first three points in their World Cup run. The French benefited of the first penalty ever assigned via VAR in a world competition, but coach Didier Deschamps and his boys left Kazan with more doubts than certainties, despite goals scored by Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba.