We want a change in women’s football

We want a change in women's football

ULLEVAAL Stadium (Dagbladet): 10 minutes after changing the page in Norway beat Poland 2-1a very special situation arose when Poland’s Ewa Bajor came alone with the last Norwegian defender Cecily Fiskerstrand.

Pole took a touch from Fiskerstrand, who after first sight kicked Pajor. However, the referee was not impressed, and he booked him for a dive.

However, replays then showed that Fiskerstrand had knocked out Bajor, and she was lucky not to get the red card. On the Polish bench, it was clear that a frustrated gang did not understand any of the referee’s decision.

Not red: Cecily Fiskerstrand shocked Ewa Bajor. Photo: Annika Birdy / NTB
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After the match, match winner Caroline Graham Hansen was asked about the situation.

– I thought it was going to explode and it turned red there. But I haven’t seen it happen again. But I held my breath a little. Graham Hansen says it looked red.


Something that has not been implemented to the same extent in international women’s football is the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Norway coach Martin Sjogren believes it is time to use the video tool on the women’s side as well.

Martin Sjogren and Marin Meldy believe that VAR should be very much present in women's football.  Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Martin Sjogren and Marin Meldy believe that VAR should be very much present in women’s football. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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– I think we should have the VAR technology as in the men’s team, says Sjogren in the post-match press conference.


– He would probably speak for Poland today, but obviously we should have VAR on the women’s side, he said.

I agree with the president

Veteran Marin Meldy also believes that VAR should have a greater place in women’s football.

win over: Norway beat Poland 2-0 at Olivol Stadium. video. NRK
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– Absolutely. goes in that direction. We can’t get him only in the tournament or in the last part of the Champions League. So I think we’ve come to the conclusion that video assistive technology should be a part of our struggle, and.

Mjelde had the last 20 minutes of compromise, and was involved in dragging the victory to shore when Poland pushed hard in the final minutes.

Starting next season, VAR will be practiced in the Elite Series.

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