VAR To Sort Out If England 1966 World Cup Goal Was In Or Not

Funny story written by Monkey Woods

Friday, 25 October 2019

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Was it? Wasn't it? VAR will sort it out

VAR, the Video Assistant Referee, which has proved so successful in helping on-field officials reach correct decisions in football matches all over the world, is to be used to determine whether or not the ball had crossed the line in England's 1966 World Cup final victory against Germany.

With the score level at 2-2, and the match in extra time, Geoff Hurst struck a shot on the turn, and the ball crashed against the underside of the bar, down to the turf, and back out into play.

Ever since then, football fans the world over have argued about whether or not the ball crossed the line.

Now, plans are afoot to have a 20-strong team of VAR experts come together to sort out, once and for all, whether or not Hurst's 'goal' - which made it 3-2 - should have stood.

The original 'Russian linesman', Tofiq Bahramov, is not available, having died in 1993.

If VAR rules 'No Goal', England may be faced with having to replay the game more than 53 years after the first game, and potentially giving up their one and only World Cup success.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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