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Giant flag foils Portugal VAR camera at Boavista-Aves match

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A giant flag in the stand prevented video assistant referee (VAR) technology from being used to make a ruling on a goal in a Portuguese game between Boavista and Aves on Tuesday.

The Primeira Liga is using the technology this season, but the referee was thwarted by the flag when he attempted to use it to check whether an Aves goal in their 3-0 win was offside.

It was found the flag was obscuring the camera that would have enabled the incident to be checked, meaning the match officials had no option...