This week on our Karr on Culture podcast: A followup on the World Cup’s lousy officiating — and what could be done about it
A few of you wrote in after our World Cup setup podcast asking why soccer doesn’t allow instant replay — especially after officials denied apparent goals scored by the USA and England. This week, we have an answer: Sports economist Stefan Szymanski of London’s Cass Business School says video reviews would slow down the game. He has some alternative suggestions to improve officiating. And change may be coming: soccer’s international organizing body will be experimenting with additional officials at some European games starting in a few weeks.