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Video-assisted shambles in Brazilian football

VAR troubles in the Brazilian league, with one player taking out his frustrations on a television screen. Plus, Copa Libertadores returns

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Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! This week, VAR troubles in the Brazilian league, with one player taking out his frustrations on a television screen. Plus, the Copa Libertadores returns: we explain the detailed safety protocols in place.

Open VAR in Brazilian football

Opinions on VAR are like football teams: everybody has one. However, no-one has made his feelings clearer on the video assistant referee system than Botafogo’s Paraguayan goalkeeper Gatito Fernández, who — after seeing his side having two goals disallowed by VAR in a 2-0 home loss to Internacional — angrily knocked over the pitchside review booth...

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