CBF Questions FIFA Over VAR Use In Russia

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked world football’s governing body, FIFA, for the procedures used for video review during the 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday night.

The Switzerland clash was the five-time world champions’ World Cup Group F opener at the ongoing tournament in Russia.

According to the CBF, FIFA should reveal whether the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) system was used during two key second-half incidents that went against the Brazilians during the game.

The first incident was a push on defender Miranda which led to Steven Zuber’s equaliser for Switzerland, and the second was a penalty appeal waved away after Manchester City Gabriel Jesus went down in the box.

The confederation said via a statement on Monday that: “these two actions constitute … clear errors by the referee, which thus should form part of the reviewable decisions that are analyzed through VAR.” and that it’s important¬†to know whether the incidents were reviewed in any way, saying “transparency is of essence.”

In addition , the statement also requests “video and audio recordings” that might have been employed by the match officials during those incidents.