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World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

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Frank Lampard has claimed VAR should not be used at this summer’s World Cup because football has "not got it nailed down yet".Lampard, who had a goal disallowed in England’s last-16 defeat to Germany in 2010, believes the new system is not fit for purpose at present. The former England midfielder and newly-appointed Derby boss said: “Goalline technology was a no brainer with that goal of mine. "But VAR is going to be a huge discussion point. It’s too early. We’ve not got it nailed down yet. "Different refs in different countries are having problems. We are not using it in the Premier League. "I just think we’re going to cause ourselves problems in the most important football tournament in the world. "I didn’t see it needing to be rushed. "The last ...
Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

Harry Redknapp backs Frank Lampard for success as Derby manager was ‘best professional and best trainer I ever came across’

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Harry Redknapp has backed Frank Lampard to be a success as a manager following his appointment as Derby County boss.The former Chelsea and England midfielder, who has taken his coaching badges since retiring as a player in early 2017, has penned a three-year deal with the Championship club to succeed Gary Rowett, who left Pride Park earlier this month to join relegated Stoke City. Though he has no experience of senior football management, and is arriving at a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League following a number of promotion near misses over the last few years, Lampard has been backed to do a good job with Derby. Lampard’s uncle Redknapp, who coached the former midfielder at West Ham, said: “I spoke to Mel Morris when the position became available; I rang him u...
World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

World Cup 2018: Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard & Rio Ferdinand part of BBC team in Russia

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Former England trio Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand will join the BBC's Fifa World Cup 2018 coverage from Russia next month.Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann, Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta, who played for beaten finalists Argentina in 2014, will add an international perspective to the Match of the Day studio in Moscow.The BBC will televise 33 live games, including England's two opening Group G matches against Tunisia and Panama. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker leads the BBC coverage throughout the tournament, which starts on 14 June. ...