Fifa says VAR system could be discontinued upon football’s restart but that decision would rest with each competition’s governing bodies.   Photograph:  Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Football’s lawmakers have approved a temporary rule change that will allow each side up to five substitutes per match while opening up the prospect fo(...)

The USA’s Alyssa Naeher saves Steph Houghton’s penalty as her side knocked out England in the semi-finals. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

The Lionesses bow out after Houghton’s missed penalty When the Lionesses captain, Steph Houghton, stepped up to the penalty spot the weight of Englan(...)

 Match referee Deniz Aytekin consults the VAR system before awarding Italy a penalty during the international friendly match at Wembley Stadium in March. Photograph: PA

Players at this summer’s World Cup finals could be given red cards for off-the-ball incidents spotted by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), football’s(...)

Northern Ireland might do well to have a bit of a policy review if they are really serious about inclusiveness. Photograph: Inpho

I really can’t recall anyone in the public service job where I worked nearly 30 years ago in London ever even raising the issue of whether they were a(...)

 Craig Pawson, match referee, watches the VAR screen before awarding a penalty to Liverpool during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match against West Brom at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

The former Uefa president Michel Platini had two reasons for being against video refereeing in football. The first was that “football has also based i(...)

A video technology official sits pitchside during the Fifa Club World Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Auckland City at International Stadium, Yokohama. Photo: Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Football is, as they say, about opinions and as I know well from personal experience some of the strongest tend to be about how the game is refereed, (...)

Euro 2016 gets underway on Friday night with Paris taking on Romania. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images

Is Euro 2016 the same as the All Ireland Football and Hurling Championship, a lot of matches that no one cares about, outside of parochial allegiances(...)

Jack Warner: describes the furore over Daily Telegraph revelations as “foolishness”.

Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner might have a point when, as he did yesterday, he describes the furore regarding the emergence of documen(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini speaks during a news conference after the Executive Committee meeting in Sofia. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Goal-line technology is too expensive for the Champions League and Uefa would rather spend the money on youth football, Michel Platini has said(...)