With great players and strong management on our side, why do the three lions always seem to come up short at major tournaments?  As loyal fans, we’d say that it’s because key decisions in World Cup history have gone against England.

With the introduction of VAR into the World Cup this year, 1 in 5 Brits believe, according to a new survey by Betway, that England would have won a World Cup if VAR had been introduced earlier due to the controversial referee decisions.

Moments such as ‘The Hand of God’, perhaps the most famous moment in World Cup history, still pains England fans 30 years later. Betway have looked at 5 moments in England World Cup history, which may have led to a VAR-y different result, had the technology been in place.

See the all-important World Cup moments that England fans wish were different here: https://blog.betway.com/football/world-cup/englands-world-cup-history-could-have-been-var-y-different/


What do Brits think of VAR? Stand Out Survey Stats:

  • 69% of Brits think technology like VAR is helping to improve accuracy in football.
  • However, only 24% Brits know what VAR analyses during a game, with 76% in the dark.
  • 53% of Brits think that retrospective red cards will improve player discipline in the World Cup.
  • 39% of Brits are only willing to wait 30 seconds to a minute for a VAR decision during the World Cup.


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