Questions tagged [video-review]

Questions regarding using video review in sports and technologies that enable officials to do so (e.g. Hawk-eye).

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A question about VAR in soccer games

In pro soccer, can the referee request VAR to analyse an incident even though there is no warning from VAR to the referee?
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Can an umpire refuse a challenge as being in bad faith?

There’s a lot of talk about how badminton umpires must make sure there is no undue delay in play, in order to make the sport more audience-friendly. Umpires are expected to keep players on a fairly ...
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Does a team lose a review if the review was inconclusive?

Let's say for example that the bowler delivers the ball, there is a very faint edge from the batter and the catch is very close the the ground. The standing umpire gives the decision not out, as they ...
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Can a tennis ball be in without touching the line?

[Yes, I know the ball can be in without touching the line if it’s on the inside, just couldn’t think of a better, succinct title.] Currently, the Nordea Open clay tournament is being played in Båstad, ...
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Which sport was the first to have a video referee?

Many sports have video referees now at the top level, with soccer being one of the latest additions. I was wondering which sport was the first to introduce video reviews, and when this happened. There'...
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Why do VAR take a while to decide errors if they are supposed to be "clear and obvious"?

A lot of times I'm watching a soccer game and a call goes to VAR. The VAR people review it for a while (and for an offsides it feels like they go down to the inch). This doesn't make sense because it ...
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What happens if Hawk Eye determines a call was wrong, but no player challenged the call?

I'm watching the 2021 Australian Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. In the first set, with the score 3-3 and Djokovic serving, Djokovic won one of the points when ...
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Can VAR still intervene for a penalty call review even if the possession has changed many times?

Here's a scenario. The home team player has been fouled inside his/her opponents’ penalty area and the referee says play on. Then: Home team loses the ball and away team starts a counter attack. ...
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What happens when a play is accidentally awarded a touchdown?

This happened a few minutes ago in the LSU vs Alabama football game. The LSU runner was going down the field and dropped the ball just short of the end zone. I know that if the ball went out of bounds ...
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VAR check after match end?

Man Utd were awarded a match-winning penalty at Brighton following a VAR check from referee Chris Kavanagh - after he had already blown the full-time whistle. A question: According to the literature, ...
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Third umpire in Hockey and Football sports

Why there is not a third umpire in Hockey or Football sports as it is in Cricket sport?
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Why is the ball hitting any part of the arm now a handball?

During the past season or so I've noticed in most cases when the ball touches any part of a player's arm handball is given. Either the handball rule has changed or the introduction of VAR in top tier ...
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What happens if a tennis player challenges a decision for his opponent

Typically tennis player can challenge a certain number of decisions. If they lose the challenge, they lose one of those “challenges”, but if they are right they don’t. So, they could possibly ...
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Tennis: Ball In or Out? Hawkeye vs Frame-by-Frame Video

I was under the impression that line calling is done in the following way. Freeze time at the moment the base of the ball first touches the ground. Take a "bird's eye view" of the ball, ie ...
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Use of VAR when taking corner kicks

Why doesn't the VAR get used at corner kicks, very often the ball is outside the semi circle, should a team score from the corner kick, should it be allowed
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How does the VAR decide which camera to use?

On April 17, 2019, in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham there were some requests to VAR. In particular, one was made regarding Llorente's goal in ...
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Is there a database of soccer match stats which include VAR calls?

I am wondering if there is a database compiling match/player stats for leagues (or maybe UEFA Champions League) which have VAR in place. I'm particularly interested in stats surrounding VAR itself, ...
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Can you call a coach's challenge when you do not have a timeout?

In close game situations in the NFL, if for example the opposing quarterback completes a pass to one of their receivers, can you challenge the ruling on the field with no timeout? This is questionable,...
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Reviewing a penalty in the NFL

The referees ruled that the Jets had too many defensive players on the field by a review in their game on December 23, 2018. Can you review offside, holding, or any penalty for that matter?
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Does VAR allow referees to ignore unintentional fouls?

Referees used to ignore unintentional fouls, like unintentional handballs, but it seems that with the introduction of VAR in this world cup, they're not ignoring anything. For instance the penalty in ...
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Hasn't Kasper Schmeichel broke the rules when saving Modrić's penalty during the World Cup 2018, Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark?

Law 14 - The Penalty Kick - 1. Procedure explicitly states that: The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked. ...
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What if goal happens whilst a penalty VAR review is in process?

VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is being implemented in the World Cup 2018. Sometimes, an action occurs (e.g. a penalty), but the referee does not think in the first instance that it does so. Then, as ...
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Use of Video Assistant Review (VAR) in FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA is going to use Video Assistant Review VAR in the Russia 2018 World Cup. This is is the first time it's going to get used in a major tournament. Under this new rule there are 4 reviewable ...
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In badminton, which part of the shuttle determines ‘in’ or ‘out’?

The basic rule of whether a shuttle is considered ‘in’ or ‘out’ in badminton is whether it: lands outside the boundaries of the court i.e. not on or within the boundary lines (Laws of Badminton, §...
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Genuinity of replays

How it is ensured that the replay shown for a particular incident is correct? For instance, while checking front foot no-ball, host broadcaster can edit and alter the footage to benefit the home team. ...
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Are there any other instances of a coach's challenge backfiring?

My title just refers to ​"coach's challenge" ​so it will be shorter. I intend to also include other non-neutrally-initiated replay review, such as for example ​manager's challenges . The one instance ...
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Snooker fouls before tv

When a foul occurs in snooker, they use "instant replay" or whatever to put the balls back in their original position if the opponent wants the shooter to try again. How did they do this before TV? I ...
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Could Hawkeye tell us the probability of runs and wickets from a given ball?

Suppose the information recorded by Hawkeye was combined with information about the number of runs scored (including boundaries, but excluding overthrows) and wickets taken in each delivery. An ...
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Slovenia - Germany last goal of the 25-25 tie in EHF Euro 2018

Luckily, Germany was awarded a penalty after the game was already over, thanks to the video technology (Game report). Now Slovenia files a protest hoping to get the match replayed. Although I like ...
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When is the challenger awarded the point in tennis?

Tennis players are allowed to challenge line calls when the hawk-eye technology is available on court. Upon a successful challenge, I've seen the point getting reversed in some occasions and replayed ...
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Why is hawkeye not allowed to automatically correct a wrong call?

At tennis tournaments with hawkeye, a player is allowed 3 challenges to a call made as to whether a ball was in or not, and losing one challenge each time they are wrong. I can understand limiting ...
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Why is a batsman not permitted to consult with team on DRS?

Australian captain Steven Smith was recently embroiled in controversy after looking towards the dressing room while deciding whether to call for review of his LBW decision. I gather the rules state ...
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Has a no-ball call from the on-field umpire ever been overturned?

In Cricket, we come across so many instances in which a batsman gets called out, and then is changed to not-out because the replay shows the bowler bowled a no-ball. Has the inverse instance ever ...
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Can a player challenge a chair umpire correction?

Players are often seen challenging out calls/non-calls by the linesmen, but when the chair umpire makes a call correction, can a player still challenge the corrected call?
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What's challenging?

How does "challenging" work? On close line calls, sometimes there is a graphic showing whether the shuttle was in or out, but other times players just discuss with the umpire, and the match goes on. ...
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What can teams do when umpire has inconsistent strike zone?

I was watching a game between the Blue Jays and the Rangers and several times the ball was clearly in the strike zone, but balls were called and vice versa. The Blue Jays coach was furious and got ...
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How is video replay implemented in association football?

It's a little known fact that video replay in football has already begun its entrance into the sport, at least in experimental stages. The NCAA recently approved it, and the MLS was testing it in a ...
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Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge?

Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge? I would like to know if there is a sport other than American football that have a coach's challenge.
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Is a double-challenge possible?

In American football (NFL), is it possible for both teams to challenge on the same thing for the same play?
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In a video challenge in volleyball, does the challenging team have to specify the challenged fault?

Assume the following situation: In a high-class (high enough for a video challenge system being in place) volleyball game an attack hit goes out of bounds and the referee assigns the point to the ...
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Why does an unsuccessful NFL challenge result in the loss of a timeout?

What is the reason an NFL team loses a timeout if it challenges and the challenge fails?
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What happens if the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion?

There are times when the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion about a decision, even after the use of multiple replays, hotspot, etc. What should happen in this case?
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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call it)...
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Are you allowed unlimited challenges in a hockey game?

In hockey, they often challenge penalty calls, goals, etc. Sometimes a goal is called back, sometimes it's awarded. Are you allowed to challenge everything? Why don't they often challenge offside ...
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How the cricket ball's swing measured instantly?

In the recent test series between India and England, Star Sports, which is the official broadcaster in the Indian sub-continent, showed a new graphics after each ball is bowled. It was the amount of ...
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Why doesn't every match always use Hawk-Eye technology in tennis tournaments?

What is the point of having a lot of line judges, since everything can be done automatically by Hawk-Eye? I mean the microphone, that listens the ball touching the net, and Hawk-Eye, which knows ...
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How much evidence has to be there to overturn an American football play?

I was just recently (5 minutes ago) watching an American football game. It was a quite important 4th down play to win the game, and the play was challenged. The cameras had absolutely ZERO view of the ...
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Order of using technologies during Cricket's review

In cricket, during wicket review by third-umpire in Ashes 2013, the following technologies are used: 1.Hot Spot 2.Hawk eye prediction 3.Snicko Meter Is there any order in using these systems. I mean,...
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How does Hawk-Eye differ in tennis & cricket in terms of technology & philosophy?

What is the difference in terms of accuracy of Hawk-Eye technology when it comes to cricket and tennis? The tennis authorities throughout the world (except for the French Open and some clay court ...
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Why is Hawk-Eye not used on clay courts

I have never seen Hawk-Eye technology to be used on clay tournaments. French Open is running at the moment and it is not being used there. What are the reasons for not using this technology on ...