The Road to VAR - Trailer

The 2018 FIFA World Cup introduced the Video Assisted Referee to the game of football for the very first time. However, the seeds for its introduction were laid years before.

In this first documentary series from The 4ThreeThree Global Football Podcast, we will look at some of the most controversial incidents in the history of the game and examine how these controversies laid the groundwork for the eventual introduction of VAR.

From Geoff Hurst's controversial extra-time goal at Wembley in 1966, Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" goal, to Frank Lampard's goal that never was in the 2010 World Cup, football is littered with controversies that changed the course of sporting history.

With each passing controversy, television technology was rapidly advancing and asking serious questions over the competency of match referees.

Forthcoming episodes:

Episode 1 - England v West Germany 1966 Word Cup Final

Epsode 2 - West Germany v France, 1982 World Cup SF

Episode 3 - Argentina v England, 1986 World Cup QF

Episode 4 - Italy v France, 2006 World Cup Final

Episode 5 - France v Rep. of Ireland, 2009 World Cup Qualifier

Episode 6 - Germany v England, 2010 World Cup Round of 16

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