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VAR killing joy of football: Henry

Updated on: 30 September,2022 09:05 AM IST  |  London
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Henry, 45, Arsenal’s record goal-scorer, feels VAR is causing fresh controversies and not reducing arguments about refereeing decisions. 

VAR killing joy of football: Henry

Thierry Henry


Thierry Henry believes the time taken to reach decisions using VAR is killing the “joy” of football. Henry, a World Cup winner with France in 1998, said on Wednesday that he had no problems with the technology in principle, but was frustrated by the speed of reviews. 


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Henry, 45, Arsenal’s record goal-scorer, feels VAR is causing fresh controversies and not reducing arguments about refereeing decisions. “In football we’re still behind, we have so much to learn. What I see in American football, in rugby, in cricket or whatever it is, tennis, it’s instant. With VAR, what I get annoyed with is it’s not quick enough,” Henry told the Leaders Week sport business conference here.


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