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Why it may not be VAR-VAR-voom at the World Cup

After seeing two goals dubiously disallowed in as many FA Cup games, Tottenham's Son Heung Min must be having nightmares in the shape of that infamous square in the air drawn by the referee's index fingers.

The World Cup-bound South Korean forward must also be hoping the video assistant referee (VAR) lightning does not strike thrice when he plays in Russia in June.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Why it may not be VAR-VAR-voom at the World Cup'. Subscribe