Since the start of the Women’s Euro, Sweden have been denied five goals (in 4 matches) after consulting the VAR. And according to Kosovare Asllani, some may have been misjudged for a very specific reason. “Using 50% less cameras in our tournament than in the men’s is really a disaster because decisions can’t be made with the same precision”complained the Swedish midfielder on the eve of the semi-final against England.
“For me it’s weird because I appreciate VAR, I believe it’s fair when the referees can rely on it. But if during a game they make a mistake because they drew a line on the wrong side because they don’t have enough cameras, for me that’s unacceptable.”supported his coach Peter Gerhardsson.
“Sometimes we trust the VAR too much”
A disallowed goal in particular annoyed the Swedish team: that of Rebecka Blomqvist in the last minutes of the group match against Switzerland (2-1) because of an offside. “We did not see him on the spot but a Swedish referee (Jonas Erikson) on a TV set in the country demonstrated that the referees had drawn the line incorrectly”continued the technician, before concluding: “My feeling is that sometimes we trust the VAR too much. Hopefully they have thought about how to improve for our semi-final tomorrow (Tuesday, 9 p.m.). »